The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1909

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The government boat Scout is at work in this district.

The steamer Alexandria passed down this morning.

The steamer George Halcomb will load grain at Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

The steamer Edmonton is on her way from Fort William with grain for Montreal.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared last night with a cargo of feldspar for Charlotte.

The steambarge Kenirving passed on her way from Smith's Falls to Oswego, to load coal.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with another cargo of coal for the asylum.

The steambarge Waterlily was at Folger's wharf this morning at 7:30 on her way to Montreal. She has a big cargo of cheese.

The steamer Havana cleared, Monday, for Erie, after unloading coal at the Locomotive Works. There are nearly 3,500 tons of coal on the local wharf now.

Swift's: steambarge Westport from Napanee to Smith's Falls; steamer North King down and up today; steamer Aletha from bay points; steambarge Aberdeen from Erie with coal.

p.8 Handsome Yacht Here - The schooner yacht Priscilla, owned by Commodore George H. Worthington, Cleveland, O., rated as one of the finest pleasure crafts on the great lakes, passed down this morning on her way to Montreal. The yacht arrived in the harbor on Monday afternoon and spent the night here. The owner and a large party of friends were on board.

The schooner, which cost $130,000, was designed by Curry & Smith, New York, the same firm which designed George H. Gooderham's schooner. The furnishings also cost a small fortune. She carries four life boats and a naptha launch, which is used as a tender, and also an auxiliary gasoline engine, used sometimes in place of the sails. A crew of twelve men has the big schooner in charge.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1909