The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1909

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July 2, 1909

p.1 Crescent the Victor - beat Kathleen by about 26 seconds; Whirl was four seconds behind Kathleen - details of races at Kingston - second race for George Cup won by Kathleen, followed by Whirl and Crescent; third race to be held tomorrow. (2 columns)

p.2 Becomes A Member - Francis King, K.C., has been made a member of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Navigation and Improvement Association, which has in hand the campaign for the deepening of the Welland canal.



The Calvin steamer Johnston is in Davis' dry dock.

The steambarge Westport was in port and cleared for Belleville.

The steamer Sowards is at Crawford's with coal from Fairhaven.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal for Crawford's.

The steambarge John Randall, from Smith's Falls, passed on her way to Oswego.

The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardsons' for Charlotte.

The schooner Cornelia arrived from Clayton, N.Y., and cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Maize arrived at the penitentiary from Charlotte with coal.

The steambarge Waterlily was at Folger's wharf, last night, with freight from Montreal.

The barge John Gaskin, of the M.T. Co., which has been undergoing repairs, was launched today.

The steamer John H., which was overhauled at Davis' dry dock, cleared for Hamilton, where she will be used for excursions.

The steamer Simla, from Fort William, discharged 50,000 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator, and cleared for the upper lakes.

M.T. Co.: tug Thomson from Montreal, three barges; tug Glide from Montreal, three barges; tug Emerson from Montreal two barges loaded with pulp wood; tug Bartlett from Oswego, three coal barges.

The John R., an old steambarge rebuilt and enlarged by the Davis Shipbuilding company here, left this morning for Hamilton, in tow of a tug. This vessel will be a floating amusement boat and will be located in Hamilton Bay. It will carry 700 people. On the main deck is a fine dancing floor. The John R. took a run, or at least a walk, up the harbor this afternoon and attained the high speed of three miles an hour. No doubt the people of Hamilton will have some real enjoyment on this craft on fine evenings. If the John is slow its patrons won't be.

Had A Mishap - new gasoline launch made by Davis Co. shipped to Muskoka, where an explosion occurred.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jul 1909