The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1908

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p.2 Sporting Notes - As predicted, the Toronto yachtsmen succeeded in carrying off first honors in both class A and B events in the opening races of the Inter-Lake yacht regatta at Put -In-Bay, Ohio. The Zoraya won first honors in the class A event, while the Eleanor did likewise in the class B race.


The schooner Tradewind arrived today from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

The steamer D.D. Calvin cleared today from Richardsons for Quebec with grain.

The schooner Laura D. cleared for Nine Mile Point this morning with lighthouse supplies.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived this morning with coal from Oswego for Sowards.

The steambarge Kenirving passed down Tuesday on her way to the Rideau, with coal from Oswego.

An old mariner says that in the year 1837 the water in the harbor was much higher than it was this season.

Swift's: steamer Aletha, from bay points; steamer Rideau King, for Ottawa this morning; steamer North King down and up today; steamer Dundurn, down this morning with a full passenger list.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson cleared for Montreal with two grain laden barges; steamer Prince Rupert unloading part of her cargo; steamer Canadian, due from Duluth; barge Condor pulled out for repairs.



He Says He Will Sail Again Next Season.

Capt. William Simmons, of the wrecked schooner Acacia, returned home, yesterday afternoon, from Sacket's Harbor, N.Y., where he has been for the past two weeks, overseeing work at the vessel. He states that he sold the vessel and coal to a Chaumont party. He himself will get $500 out of the vessel, which was worth $2,500.

Capt. Simmons says he has not done sailing by any means. Living ashore all the year doesn't suit him at all. At present he feels like a duck out of water without a vessel. However, he will sail no more this season, but in the meantime will look about for a vessel for next year. Having been through two wrecks in seven years, with no apparent chance of ever again reaching land alive, he has come to the conclusion that it is not ordained that he is to perish in the deep.

In speaking of the wreck of the Acacia, Capt. Simmons said it was the deck load of coal that hampered the vessel. It interfered with the centre board. The storm was a terrific one, but if there had been only a small load of coal aboard, he thinks he could have guided the vessel to safety.


Davis Dry Dock Repairs.

The Davis dry dock will not be ready for re-opening until tomorrow. The work of repair, which at first was expected to occupy six weeks, has just taken half that time, and a good job has been done. The Davis company was assisted in the building of a cofferdam immediately outside the gate, under which the break occurred, by a government dredge. Outside the dam a couple of lines of piling were driven. Between the dam and the piling a filling of cement was placed, making a good, solid, water-tight wall. The entrance is considered to be in better condition than ever. The repairs cost the company $1,200 besides three weeks' loss of the dock.

Marine Notes.

It is fully expected that the car ferry Ontario will clear from the government dry dock tomorrow morning. It has been said that this steamer carries excursions of 1,200 people out of Cobourg. Her certificate allows her to carry only 600.

The M.T. company tug Thomson will be next to enter the government dry dock. Afterwards the steamer Mojeska of Hamilton will enter the dock.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1908