The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1909

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p.1 Chiriya May Defend Cup - Lake Yachting Association has changed rules, and several boats are now eligible to contest for the George cup.

The People's Line


(Capt. Hammond)

The Scenic Route to Gananoque, leaving Kingston daily, (Sunday excepted) Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Calling north side of Howe Island. Steamer open for Picnics and Private Parties. For information apply to Purser C.E. Birch on board Steamer.



Reached Here On Her Way To Toronto.

The pleasure yacht Teckla, recently purchased by J.C. Eaton, Toronto, arrived in the harbor on Sunday morning. The yacht did not dock, but anchored in the harbor, off Swift's wharf. The yacht is 106 feet over all, and has an 85-foot water line. It has a two (mast) schooner, main topsail, fore topsail, fore staysail and jib, and draws twelve feet of water. An auxiliary power plant run by gasoline is a part of the yacht's equipment. It is also equipped with an electric light and ventilating plant. A steam launch, gig and and dinghy are also a part of the equipment. The room accommodation consists of three state rooms, main saloon and bath room.

Besides the above details, the yacht is equipped with the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy. As there is no wireless station on the lakes, Mr. Eaton is having a station set on the top of the big store building in Toronto. Mr. Eaton arrived from Toronto at noon, and went to Toronto on his yacht this afternoon.

Steamer Ashore.

The steamer Hall, of Ogdensburg, ran ashore, about four miles this side of Oswego, on Saturday morning, and was hard and fast. The tug Bartlett, of the Montreal Transportation company came to her assistance and succeeded in getting her off. As the steamer was injured so that she could not proceed under her own steam, the tug towed her to her pier at Ogdensburg.

Arrivals and Departures.

Steamer Jeska cleared for Oswego today.

The schooner Cornelia is unloading coal at Fisher's brewery.

The steamer America went on the Cape Vincent run this morning.

Steamer Ida E. cleared from Portsmouth for Oswego today.

The tug Bartlett, of the M.T. Co., arrived from Oswego on Sunday.

Steambarge Sowards cleared for Charlotte today to load coal.

Steambarge Kenirving came in from Oswego, Sunday, with coal for Rideau points.

Steambarge John Randall passed down the Rideau, Sunday, with coal from Oswego.

The steamer Pellatt touched for a pilot on her way from Fort William to Montreal on Sunday.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Ottawa down Sunday from Detroit to Montreal; steamer North King down on first river trip of the season; steamer Aletha from bay points; steamer Rideau King down to Manotick this morning; tug Jessie Reid down Sunday; schooner Keewatin with coal from Oswego.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1909