The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1909

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p.2 They Like Portsmouth - So far this season a large number of visiting yachts have tied up at the long pier at Portsmouth, and visitors have expressed themselves as being well pleased. It is rather a secluded spot and near the street cars for the party to get into the city when they want to.

p.6 Canoeists Arriving - for canoe meet at Sugar Island, near Gananoque.

Gananoque, Aug. 4th - ....The steambarge Aberdeen from Picton brought in a large load of fruit and vegetables today which were promptly disposed of to local residents, the price being closer than the usual town prices....

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Hon. Clifford Sifton and party left for Ottawa this afternoon, by G.T.R., after having his private yacht Morning Star docked at the Davis dry dock.

Sifton Here With Party - Hon. Clifford Sifton, with his wife and father, and a party of ten others, arrived last evening in the steamyacht Morning Star, owned by the ex-cabinet minister, and are staying at the British American hotel. Hon. Sifton's yacht entered Davis dry dock for re-adjustment of some of its parts.


The steambarge Sowards cleared for Charlotte.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Haddington passed down yesterday.

The schooner Maize will clear for Charlotte, today.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Sodus with coal for Sowards.

The steambarge Navajo passed up, with a load of lumber, for Oswego.

The steamer Stranger is carrying large crowds from Gananoque to the city.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon will clear, tonight, for Charlotte, with feldspar.

The steamer Beaverton passed up, yesterday, and the steamer Dundee down.

The steambarge Hinckley was in Davis' dry dock, yesterday, and had a new wheel put on, aferwards clearing for Oswego.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn up tonight; steamer Caspian down and up today; steamer City of Ottawa in today.

The steamyacht Morning Star, owned by Hon. Clifford Sifton, passed through this morning, on her way down the river.

The steambarge Westport discharged a cargo of wood at the Grove Inn, and cleared with a general cargo for Rideau canal ports.

The steamer Georgetown, loaded with pulpwood, is aground near Iroquois, and the tug Emerson was sent to the scene last night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1909