The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1908

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May 26, 1908



The schooner Jamieson arrived from Oswego, with coal for Anglin's.

The steambarge Navajo arrived at Napanee, with coal from Oswego.

The steambarge Robert McDonald is at Soward's, from Oswego, with coal.

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

The steamers Dundee and Glenellah passed down on their way to Montreal.

The steamer City of New York arrived with coal from Charlotte for the waterworks.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived at Richardsons' with wheat and oats from bay ports.

The barge Bella was loaded with grain at Richardsons' and towed to Montreal by the tug Mary P. Hall.

Capt. Whalen, Kingston, is with his steamer Stranger, making daily trips between Prinyer's Cove and Napanee.

The steamer Stormount passed on her way from Sydney, Cape Breton, to Fort William with a cargo of rails.

The steamer Ella Ross has been sold by the Deseronto Navigation company to Port Perry parties, who will use her for excursion purposes.

The old schooner, the Erie Belle, in the harbor at Chippewa for a dozen years, is being dismasted. Her works over the waterline will be destroyed, and the portion of the hull that lies below the water will be fixed up and used as a scow.

Swift's: steamer City of Ottawa down Monday; steamer Dundurn up Monday; steamer Aletha up from bay points with 100 people on Monday; schooner Keewatin from Oswego with coal; tug Amey from Morrisburg on her way to Detroit; tug Colonel By from Ottawa, for river points.

M.T. company: schooner Oliver Mowat from Bowmanville with 8,500 bushels of barley; steamer Fairmount and barge Ungava cleared for Fort William; steamer Westmount from Duluth, with 92,000 bushels of wheat, will clear for Fort William with barge Quebec, loaded with pig iron; tug Emerson from Charlotte with two coal barges.

p.4 Gananoque, May 26th - The coal schooner Jessie arrived on Saturday morning with a cargo for Taylor & Green, and cleared for Oswego, Monday evening.

p.6 The Yacht Races - at K.Y.C. - wind dropped off before race was finished.

p.8 George Hammonds Fine Yacht - The fast steamyacht Ecelewat, owned by Capt. George Hammond, of the Princess theatre, made her first trip of the season, on Victoria day. The steamer has undergone a thorough overhauling since leaving her winter moorings at Mr. Hammond's home on Wolfe Island.......

Buoys Required - That the channel on the north side of Howe Island is dangerous is well known, though much shorter and more sheltered than the south channel. Very many boats have to use the north channel and many more would do so if it were safe. A number of craft have grounded on shoals, and navigators are petitioning the government to place two gas buoys, one on Cassidy Shoal, near the head of Howe Island, and the other on the shoal between Big Bay and Grog Island. That these are a long felt want is evidenced by the number of signatures to the petition from Kingston and Gananoque, besides those of lake and river.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 May 1908