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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1910

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p.2 Day's Episodes - The schooner W.J. Suffle, Capt. Clark Taylor, will leave Belleville on Wednesday for Trenton for grain for Richardson of Kingston.

The schooner Dundee has cleared from Belleville for Oswego to load coal for Swift's, Kingston.



It will be two weeks yet before the boats of the Montreal Transportation company are on the move. The lower canals will not be open until May 1st, so this will interfere with navigation to Montreal. The Welland canal opens on the 11th of April.

The first of the M.T. Co.'s fleet to clear will be the steamer Advance and the barge Ungava, and they will clear for the Welland canal. The Windsor and Bothnia will clear across the lake to load coal for Montreal.

The steambarge Navajo cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Napanee.

The Scout has placed the lights on Four Mile and Nine Mile Points.

Steamer Salaberry Overhauled.

The steamer Salaberry, formerly the property of the Lehigh Portland Cement company, undergoing repairs during the winter at Deseronto, and recently purchased by Capt. Collier and company, Picton, will go into commission just as soon as navigation opens. The vessel will ply as a passenger boat between Prinyer's Cove and intermediate points to Picton and Napanee.

Yacht Club Presentation - at annual general meeting of yacht club, skipper Henry Cunningham was presented with testimonial in recognition of successfully sailing the Kathleen in defence of the George Cup.

p.6 Prof. Iva E. Martin - the new commodore of the yacht club; annual general meeting; election of officers, reports presented.

Daily Standard, April 5, 1910



Annual Meeting of Kingston Yacht Club.

The annual meeting of the Kingston Yacht Club was held last evening at eight o'clock, Commodore Dalton president. There was a large turnout of representative attendance of both the yachting and motor boat interests. After calling the meeting to order, Commodore Dalton gave a brief outline of the events of last year. He referred to races for the George Cup which was successfully defended by the Kathleen. The membership had been increased by fifty, resident and non-resident inclusive. The club house had been repainted and part of the furniture renewed.

Charles Kirkpatrick, the secretary treasurer, reported the receipts of the club to be $2,404.50 and after meeting all expenses, a balance of $246 remained. During the year a large amount of stock had been purchased from the Yacht Club Association. There was also the payment of insurance which would not occur again for three years.

Mr. Kirkpatrick also presented the report of the regatta committee, briefly touching on the events for the Bruce Carruthers trophy; the trials for the George Cup, the trials for the George Cup, regatta and the motor races. The Kathleen had succeeded in defending the George Cup and the thanks of the club were due to the Captain, Henry Cunningham and the crew, Commodore Dalton, N. Crothers and H. Hora. R.E. Burns, as chairman of the regatta committee, testified to the loyal support given by the yacht owners and motor boat owners. The course had been properly laid out, thanks to the kindness of Captain Cochrane. "Skipper"

Cunningham, the father of sailing, had, as on many a previous occasion rendered valuable service. When a man was wanted to sail a yacht for the past eighteen or twenty years the "Skipper" was always on hand to take the stick. He sailed the Kestrel and and Verona in turn, then he built boats of his own and had a handsome collection of trophies at his home. Last year when a captain was needed for the Kathleen and the club seemed to be in a hole the Skipper gave up his own yacht and took charge of the Kathleen and successfully defended the George Cup for the club. The speaker desired that Mr. Cunningham would accept a small token of the good will of the members of the club and called upon Mr. Kirkpatrick to produce a pair of brass side lights for his yacht. The veteran of many a sailing contest, in accepting the gift, displayed his usual modesty and said he was no speaker, but he would always be on hand to do what he could for the club. Three cheers and a tiger were given for the yacht club's grand old man.

Prof. Martin proposed that as Commodore Dalton had fulfilled his duties in such an able manner, he remain in office another year. The commodore pointed out that he had practically filled the chair for two years.

The election of officers resulted as follows: Commodore, Prof. Martin; Vice Commodore, W.C. Kent; Rear Commodore, H. Hora; Sec-Treasurer, Charles Kirkpatrick; Executive Committee, J.B. McKay, C. Willis, L. Shorey and Arthur Dalton; Measurers, Henry Cunningham and E.C. Gildersleeve; Regatta Committee - H. Smith, convener; Lt.-Col. Strange, N. Crothers, J.H. Macnee, R.E. Burns, L.C. Lockett, John Davey, and J.B. Conway; Auditors, R.E. Burns and J.S. McBride; Entertainment Committee - A. Macdonnell, convener, N. Stacey, N. Crothers, F. McParland, J.B. McKay, Dr. Winnett, J. Newlands, F.H. Macnee and James Stewart.

Commodore Martin on assuming the chair reprimanded the club for making a bad choice. He was proud of the honor which had been conferred on him by electing him to the chief office of the club, because he never saw so much enthusiasm shown in any club, as was manifest among the members of the Yacht Club. In canvassing for the regatta he found a generous response and nearly every member had subscribed liberally, and many had given an amount equal to their membership fee. The City Council had generously granted $100 for the regatta which would be held in July.

Last year he saw 80 yachts at Cobourg at a similar event and it was reasonable to expect 75 for the Kingston regatta. Already enough money had been subscribed to pay for the prizes.

A vote of thanks was tendered the Mayor and City Council on motion of ex-Commodore Dalton, seconded by J. Macnee. A vote of thanks was also tendered to Prof. McPhail and Captain Cochrane, R.M.C., for the measuring triangle used by the sailing yachts and the course used by the motor boats.

Placing Gas Buoys - The Government steamer Reserve was in Brockville yesterday, having on board three gas buoys to be placed in the river between the foot of Big Island and the Five Mile light.

Making First Trip - Yesterday afternoon the steamer Samuel Marshall, of Brockville, commanded by Capt. Martin, of this city, left Brockville for Oswego on her first trip of the season. During the winter $2,500 have been expended on improvements to the steamer.



The Canadian Freeman says it has received a message announcing the death of Capt. Patrick Mulvaney, an old Kingstonian, who for many years commanded the big sailing vessel, Sir Oliver Mowat, and other larger crafts on the upper lakes. Deceased was born on Amherst Island and was one of a large stalwart family who made their mark in the world as popular citizens. Deceased lived for many years on Sydenham street, near the old Block House, and left Kingston for Chicago a few years ago. The Freeman also regrets very much to announce the death of his son, Capt. Daniel, who died in Chicago a short time ago, and the remains of both gentlemen were interred in Holy Cross Cemetery in Chicago.

St. Lawrence Route Handicapped - an editorial from [Toronto Globe]; worries about grain being shifted from Montreal route to New York route (1/2 column)


City Happenings.

George D. Pound, the Sailor's Missionary, on Wednesday night gives a ship talk in the Salvation Army Citadel, to the Young People's Legion.

The government steamer Scout was moving about the harbor this morning.

The schooner Ford River cleared for Oswego this morning to load coal for Sowards.

Capt. Malone returned from Deseronto yesterday. He will soon start to fit out the steamer Prince Rupert.

The steamer Bickerdike, which spent the winter here, will be ready about the 23rd of April. She will go east on her first trip.

p.8 Boat Owners Protest - wash left by steamers Kingston, Toronto and North King are damaging motor boats in boat houses.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1910