The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1908

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p.2 A Fast Launch - Davis & Son are building a very fast motor boat. The new craft will be thirty-six feet long, with four and a half foot beam. She will be equipped with an eighty horsepower engine, and is expected to make twenty-five miles an hour. If she can do this she will be about the fastest boat in this section, and will make the Comanche look to her laurels. The Comanche has a record of twenty-three miles an hour.


The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's last night, on its down trip.

The steamer Whitney is at Fort William loading wheat for Richardsons'.

Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego for coal.

The steamer America went on the drydock today, to have her hull scraped and painted.

The elevator of the M.T. Co. was running as usual, the high water not interfering with the work.

The steamer Jessie Bain will leave, Tuesday morning, for Georgian Bay, where she will run this summer.

The steamer Pierrepont and the steamyacht Ramona left the drydock on Monday evening, after undergoing extensive repairs.

The steamer Simla cleared from Richardsons' for Montreal. She was relieved of 20,000 bushels of wheat, and the balance will be unloaded at Montreal.

Owing to the high water, the elevator at Richardsons' could not be used. Old marine men say that they cannot remember when the water in the lake was higher than at the present time.

p.3 Gananoque, May12th - The coal schooner Clara pulled out of the Gananoque river last evening on her way to Oswego. The schooner Granger has arrived here.

p.8 Marine Notes - The schooner Voges has arrived at Wolfe Island from Oswego with coal.

The steamer Kenirving arrived here today, from Oswego, on the way to Smith's Falls with coal.

The High Water Mark - 15 inches more of water before highest point has been reached.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1908