The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1908

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Steambarge Robert McDonald arrived with coal for Folger's.

Schooner Clara arrived at the Grove Inn, from Oswego, with coal.

Schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte for Kingston, this morning.

Steamer Glengarry cleared from Richardsons' with wheat for Montreal.

Steamer Kenirving is at the Kingston foundry on the way to Oswego.

Tug Proctor arrived from Charlotte with two coal barges for Brockville.

The government steamer Scout laid at the city wharf over Sunday, before going up the lake.

Schooner J.G. Blain (Blaine) from Charlotte arrived with 727 tons of coal for the K. & P. wharf.

Quite a few sailboats were caught in the storm, Sunday afternoon, and experienced a rough time.

Swift's: steamer Kingston down and up Saturday; steamer Belleville down Saturday night; steamer Toronto down and up, Sunday; steamer North King down and up Sunday; steamer Dundurn up Sunday; schooner Keewatin from Sodus with coal; steamer Aletha from bay points today.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson up, two barges, Twin Sisters and Georgetown loaded with pulpwood; tug Glide up, two barges; tug Mary P. Hall, up, two barges; steamer Whitney from Fort William, 45,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bartlett from Sodus Point with one barge, cleared for Oswego with two pulpwood barges; tug Emerson cleared for Sodus and Oswego, two light barges; tug Glide cleared for Montreal, three grain barges; steamer Whitney cleared for the upper lakes.

Kingston Marine Graveyard.

Again it is necessary to draw the attention of the civic authorities to the marine graveyard in the north-eastern part of the harbor, and also to the dangerous condition of the remnants of the old spile wharves, in that vicinity. The village council of Portsmouth would not tolerate the existence of sunken barges in its harbor, but the Kingston authorities allow "any old thing to go." It's high time that the hulks that "adorn" the portion of the harbor below Cataraqui bridge should be removed. They're no ornament, and utilize good water space. Then the sunken spiles are dangerous to small craft passing near them. Some boat will sooner or later strike them, and there'll be loss of life. The city property committee, it is understood, has charge of the harbor. Let it get busy and do something to improve it.

Saturday's Yacht Race - second race of series for Bruce Carruther's trophy; boats taking part were the Temeraire, Kathleen, Tezpi, Chiriya and Isis (formerly the Thistle); on time allowance the Kathleen won first place. (details)

p.5 Chieftain Aground - The steamer Chieftain owned by the Calvins is aground at Coteau Landing. The tug was towing a raft when she went ashore. The craft is in no danger and will be pulled off shortly. The steamer City of Montreal is still on the rocks near Massena. The wrecking tugs have lines on the boat and concerted effort will be made to drag the steamer off the rocks.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jun 1908