The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1907

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p.1 New Guns For Vigilant - Ottawa, Aug. 29th - cruiser Vigilant has been supplied with four modern quick-firing one and a half pound guns.



The schooner Charley Marshall has arrived from Charlotte, with coal for the penitentiary.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner arrived from Oswego, with coal, for James Shortt, Portsmouth.

Two steamers are expected at Richardson's, by tonight, the Algonquin, from Fort William, with wheat, and the Panther, from Chicago, with corn.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Rosemount arrived from Fort William with 80,000 bushels of wheat, with consorts Quebec and Hamilton, each with 65,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Haddington arrived from Fort William, with 75,000 bushels of wheat.

Swift's: Steamer Picton west today; steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa today; steamer North King down and up today; steamer Belleville down last night; steamer City of Ottawa up tomorrow morning; schooner Clara from Oswego with coal.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Tecumseh is at the Kingston foundry wharf from Fort William.

The tug Florence left for Charlotte last night, with the barge A.D. in tow. The barge was laden with wood taken off the steamer Orion, that was ashore on Calf Island a few days ago.

The steamer St. Lawrence will be on her regular run tomorrow. The steamer has been tied up here for two weeks owing to an accident to her piston rod. She will leave for Clayton tomorrow morning, and take her regular trip out from there tomorrow night.

The owners of the steamer Orion have decided not to put her on the dry dock here, but will take her to Quebec. A bulkhead will be placed in her hold, forward, where most of the damage is, by Capt. John Donnelly. She will likely be ready to leave the first of next week, but will not go down under her own steam.

To Go To Chaumont Bay - in race for Bruce Carruthers cup, last Saturday, the Kathleen won on time allowance; corrected times given; Kathleen wins trophy for 1907.

p.8 Gone Into Winter Quarters - There is a famous steamyacht drydocked at Alexandria Bay for the winter. She is the Say When, owned by Jacob Jacobs, Montreal. The yacht is said to be the fastest of her kind in the world. She was built by Nat Herreshoff in 1891, at a cost of $125,000, and made twenty-eight miles an hour on her maiden voyage across the ocean.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1907