The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1909

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p.1 Goes To Ogdensburg - Oswego, N.Y., June 21st - John Hannan, of Ogdensburg, has purchased the tug Vigilant at auction here, the price paid being $11,000 and dockage account against the tug amounting to $80. In tow of the tug Proctor the Vigilant left yesterday for Ogdensburg.

Deseronto, June 19th - ...The steamer Prince Rupert came in with a load of iron ore on Tuesday for the Standard Chemical Co., from Marquette, and cleared again on Friday. The schooner Theo. Voges cleared with lumber for Oswego. The Isabella Reed came in on Wednesday from Erie with a load of coal for the Marlbank Cement Co. and cleared on Friday...



The government boat Speedy was in port today.

The steamer Sowards cleared Saturday night for Oswego.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins is at Booth's from Oswego, with coal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Crawford's wharf.

The government dredge Sir Richard is working in the harbor at the foot of William St.

William Dunnigan has been engaged by Hon. Clifford Sifton to be engineer of his steam yacht for this season

The steam barge John Randall arrived Monday morning and cleared at noon for Oswego, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

Swift's: steamer Aletha from bay points today; steamer North King down and up Sunday; steamer Dundurn down Sunday; steamer City of Montreal down Sunday.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The tug Emerson cleared for Prescott to take grain barges to Montreal; steamer Advance passed Sunday on her way from Montreal to Fort William with package freight.

Capt. James F. Allen, of the steamer America, is quite ill, at his home here. He was taken sick while on the trip over from Cape Vincent yesterday. His many friends wish him a speedy recovery.

Capt. James Oliver has purchased a new schooner, the N.H. Ferry, which he secured at Racine, Wis. It is a three-master and considered by marine men to be a very fine vessel. She will be engaged in carrying coal to Kingston. Capt. Oliver brought the vessel from Erie yesterday, with coal for the cotton mill.

The Kathleen Chosen.

Another trial yacht race was sailed on Saturday, for the purpose of selecting a defender for the George cup, in a heavy breeze, resulting in decisive victory for the Kathleen. It was supposed to be Chiriya's weather, but the Kathleen defeated her by two minutes and twenty-seven seconds for one round of the course. The regatta committee wanted a trial in heavy weather, so as to fairly try out both boats, and they got it on Saturday. The committee met in the evening and, summing up the results of the trial races, picked the Kathleen as the most likely boat to uphold the honors of the Kingston Yacht Club, in defending the cup.

Owing to his splendid work with the Kathleen in the trial races, the veteran, Henry Cunningham, was chosen as skipper, and the crew chosen to assist him are "Shine" Hora, "Bart" Dalton and "Dud" Crothers, and all are likely to give a good account of themselves.

The other races to be held in connection with the George cup regatta, on July 1st, will be for twenty-footers and under, and for boats over twenty feet. There will also be canoe races, tilting, etc., and a good day's sport is looked for.

The Whirl, of Toronto, the champion twenty-footer of the upper end of the lake, and the Helen, of Hamilton, are expected here also to contest for the George cup, as well as many other boats from other places.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The dredge Sir Richard is working in the slip at the foot of William street.

The steamer Havana, of the Pittsburg and Erie Coal company, is unloading coal at the Locomotive Works.

A sailor off the schooner Keewatin was at the sheriff's office, at the court house, on Monday morning, looking for someone to tie up the schooner until he secured his wages. The man said he had been working since Thursday last at $20 a month and was dismissed Monday morning. When he asked for his money the man offered him $1, but he refused it. He left the sheriff to see a marine lawyer to handle the case.

p.7 Deckhand Hurt - Picton, June 19th - The steamer Brockville was on Hepburn's marine railway Wednesday having some repairs made.... deckhand hurt while unloading freight on str. North King.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jun 1909