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

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p.2 Cape Vincent Yacht Club - At a meeting of the Cape Vincent Yacht Club, these officers were elected: Commodore, S.A. Maxwell; vice-commodore, C.T. Sacket; rear commodore, G.B. Sherman; fleet captain, L.L. Peo; secretary, J.G. Parker; treasurer, A.L. Dezengremel; C.K. Green, C.S. Holcome, J.H. Beaufort were elected directors. It was voted to incorporate the club as soon as possible. The building of a clubhouse was discussed and the matter left in the hands of the executive committee.


The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Alexandria arrived at Folger's wharf, last night, from Montreal.

Neish Bros., of New York, who have been spending the summer on Howe Island, have laid up their houseboat for the winter, and will return to New York.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Wassaga will arrive tonight from Duluth, with 54,000 bushels of wheat; the tug Mary cleared for Montreal with one grain barge.

L.L. Henderson, who has been acting manager for the M.T. Co., at Montreal, for several weeks, returned to the city this morning. Mr. Henderson says that the shipment of grain in the fall promises to be very heavy.

Marine men all over the lakes are laughing at the decision of the United States steamboat board in including Capt. Esford, of this city, in its censure in connection with the sinking of the little excursion boat Titania near Charlotte last month. "The idea of censuring Capt. Esford!" said an old marine man this morning. "And censuring him for unskilful navigation! Why, it's enough to make a horse laugh. Capt. Esford is an old water-dog, so to speak, and he knows the rules of the road thoroughly. The decision, of course, is made by a Yankee board, and it had to include the veteran Canadian captain in its condemnation. But it may have to back water over its decision, for Capt. Esford's company is not likely to stand for any such fool judgement as that."

p.3 Card of Thanks - Mr. John Eves desires to thank Mr. Thos. Mills, of the Anglo-American Insurance Co. for the promptness in which they paid his insurance for damage done by fire to the steam barge Robert McDonald.

p.6 Day's Episodes - The steamer Britannic of the Northern Navigation company was at Swift's wharf this morning on her way east. The steamer has been sold to parties in Cornwall.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Sep 1908