The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1909

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There will be a new steamer in the coal trade out of Kingston next season. Capt. Henry Daryeau, who has been in command of the schooner Kitchen all season, has just returned from Toledo where he purchased the schooner Julia B. Merrill from the Davis & Gilmore Lumber company. The schooner has capacity for carrying 450 tons. The schooner is now in Toledo, and Capt. Daryeau will bring her to Kingston in the spring and take command.

The steamer Aberdeen passed down Sunday afternoon.

The steamer City of New York arrived from Fort Erie with coal for the Cereal Works.

The steamer Sowards, with schooner Major Ferry in tow, arrived from Oswego, both coal-laden, for Sowards.

The steamer Simla cleared for Lake Erie ports, to load coal for Fort William. The Simla underwent repairs at the government dry dock.

M.T. Co.: tug Glide from Montreal, two light barges; tug Thomson, from Montreal, three light barges; tug Bartlett from Port Dalhousie, with barge Hamilton, cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; steamer Glenmount arrived from Fort William with 98,000 bushels of wheat, cleared for Fort William; steamer Advance from Fort William with 41,000 bushels of flax seed.

The schooner Kitchen is at Richardsons' loading feldspar.

The new steamer Port Colborne, which has been purchased by the Forwarders' Company, Limited, of Kingston, is expected to arrive in the city from Montreal, during the week. The steamer Port Colborne marks the advent of yet another improved type of vessel for the Canadian lake and canal trade. The ship was built for and consigned by Clarence L. de Sola, of Montreal, by his British shipbuilding associates, Messrs. Swan, Hunter and Wigham, Richardson, of Wallsend on Tyne. The ship is, in many respects, similar to the steamers Keyport and Keywest, which were built by the same firm for Mr. de Sola earlier in the season, who sold them to the Keystone Transportation company, and which are now running between Lake Erie ports and Montreal.

The Port Colborne, however, differs from these vessels, in having forced draught and also an extra wheel and pilot quarters for use when passing through the canals, either in heavy weather or when there are sharp turns to be made in the more dangerous passages of the channel. The S.S. Port Colborne is 260 feet in length by 43 feet beam, with a sunk forecastle 10 feet, and has 2 compound steam engines, and is constructed to British corporation requirements. The hold has three steel water-tight bulkheads, and there are five large cargo hatchways, while there is a sixth hatchway built with a combing four and a half feet high for trimming purposes. The capacity of the boat is calculated to be the greatest yet attained for a vessel capable of passing through the canal locks, while on her full draught she is estimated to easily carry 4,000 tons. She has a speed of about fourteen miles.

Dry Dock Company Formed.

W.J. Fair has completed the formation of the company to acquire the lease of the government dry dock here, and is sending the names to the department of public works at Ottawa, which has to satisfy itself with the ability of the company to handle the dock before it gives the lease. The company is composed chiefly of Collingwood and Kingston men. It is thought that the lease will be acquired in a few days and the new company will proceed to instal a plant.

The new company is to spend $50,000 on plant. H.A. Calvin is one of the company.



To Be Held Here Next August.

The annual meeting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association and the Eastern Yacht Racing Association were held on Saturday at the local yacht clubhouse. The following delegates were present: Oswego, Col. J.T. Mott, Robert A. Downey, George N. Burt; Watertown, Judge Reeves, J. Herrick and M. O'Caughlin; Toronto, M.K. Wedd ?, R.C.Y.C., R.H. Marlott, R.C.Y.C. and single members from Picton and Deseronto, and the local members, Messrs. W.B. Dalton, Jr., and H. Hora.

At the meeting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association, held at two o'clock, the main discussion was on the holding of next year's regatta, and it was decided to hold the meet here the first week in August, preferably the last three days of the week.

The following officers were elected: President, Com. R.H. Marlott, R.C.Y.C., Toronto; vice-president, Judge Reeves, Watertown Yacht Club; secretary-treasurer, E. Mck. Wedd, R.C.Y.C., Toronto.

This meeting was followed by the annual meeting of the Eastern Yacht Racing Association and the delegates decided to hold the annual regatta at Picton, in August, closely following the big meet here. The following officers were elected: President, Hansard Hora, Kingston; vice-president, J. Herrick, Watertown; secretary-treasurer, E.C. Gildersleeve, Kingston.

After the business end of the meeting, the delegates met at the Frontenac Club, where they were entertained at a banquet. A large number were present, and a fine evening was spent. W.B. Dalton, Jr., commodore of the local club, presided, and on his left and right sat the visiting yachtsmen. During the evening speeches were in order, Commodore Marlott, R.C.Y.C., Toronto; Commodore Mott, Oswego; Judge Reeves, Watertown, and Prof. Martin, Kingston, being the principal speakers. The visiting members of the association were greatly pleased with the way they were looked after when in the city and could not be too loud in their praise of the local sailors.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Nov 1909