The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1908

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p.2 Yacht Club Association - annual meeting of Kingston Yacht Club Association, which owns the yacht club property; list of directors elected.


Steamer Pierrepont is loading withes for Garden Island.

Steamer Alexandria passed down on the way to Montreal last night.

Government tug Loretta was up from Rideau canal points yesterday. Inspector Phillips was on board.

Swift's: steamer Kingston down and up today; steamer Dundurn down on Wednesday; steamer Belleville down on Wednesday night.

M.T. Co.: steamer Meaford, from Fort William, 80,000 bushels of wheat; tug Mary up, two barges; tug Mary P. Hall down with three barges; barge Jenny entered Davis' dry dock. Steamer Keefe, grain laden, passed on her way from Fort William to Montreal.

Richardsons': steamer Simla, loaded with grain from Fort William, will arrive tonight; steamer Prince Rupert is on the way from Fort William, loaded with grain; steambarge Navajo is expected from Montreal tomorrow; sloop Maggie L. cleared for bay ports with grain; steambarge Robert McDonald is loading feldspar for Charlotte.


Going To Pieces Through Neglect.

visit by water works committee - ...."The wharf has been in bad condition for some time, and the committee has been waiting for the Donnelly Wrecking company, the lessees, to repair it, the city solicitor holding that is liable under terms of its lease. The company disputed this, and the wharf continues to get worse week by week. Nothing can be done now until the water recedes. It was decided to again consult the city solicitor on the matter. The solicitor previously recommended that the city proceed and repair the wharf in order to save it, and then charge the company with the cost. The result, however, will likely be a mutual agreement on the part of city and company. At present the wharf is going to pieces."

'Twas A Great Game - baseball game between crews of steamers Toronto and Kingston.

p.5 Do Not Know Wreck - Toronto, June 16th - On the south shore of the Island, near Lighthouse Point, lies the stripped backbone of an old lake schooner, wrecked many years ago. No man seems to know her name. The backbone of the boat is about sixty feet long and the ribs of the hull are sticking up from her sides. One end is under water and the whole wreck is still in a fair state of preservation. The wood has not quite decayed. "I have been here fifty years and in all my time I never heard of such a wreck," said Harbor Master Rostlewaite. "It is probably the hull of some wreck washed into shore by the high water this spring. It may have beaten here from some other part of the lake."

p.7 Three Fine Yachts - owned by members of Cape Vincent Yacht Club.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1908