The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1910

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On First Trip of Season.

The steamer Kingston passed down on Friday morning on her first trip of the season. A party from Dallas, Texas, boarded the steamer here on their way to Montreal, on a trip to the old country.....


The steam yacht Florence M., bought in New York, by John C. Eaton, of Toronto, will clear tonight, for the new home port. The boat has been here for some days, was in the dry dock for cleaning and painting, and is now looking very gorgeous. The craft is a beauty, is fully equipped with the latest machinery and is strongly manned. A wireless system is installed and an operator employed. The yacht has been renamed and now bears the Christian name of his wife, who, with a young son and an eight-months old baby, are on board and enjoying the outing.

Mr. Eaton, a genial, companionable man, was aboard at noon, today, and took pains to show the boat to a Whig representative, who, having seen scores of America's finest, thinks John C.'s floating palace can rank with any of them. It is a compact, richly equipped and snugly arranged pleasure boat. Those who have met the gifted owner will wish the Eatons many pleasant hours on the superb craft.



The steamer Wahcondah passed down on Friday morning.

The steamer Port Colborne passed down on Friday morning.

The sloop Laura D. cleared for Emerald with a small cargo of cement.

The schooner Keewatin is discharging coal at Swift's. She came from Oswego.

The steambarge Westport arrived from Seeley's Bay with a cargo of brick.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared from Richardson's elevator with grain for Picton.

The steamer Sowards, discharging coal at Rockwood asylum, cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego to load coal for Collins Bay.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Charlotte with coal for the M.T. Co.

The barge Huron is being loaded with grain at Richardson's elevator for Montreal.

The steamer Neepawah is at Richardson's elevator from Fort William with a cargo of wheat and oats. She lightered her cargo at Port Stanley.

The steamer Acadian arrived from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat and oats and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

The Harbor Bridge Question - the civic finance committee and the marine committee of the board of trade to discuss building new bridge; a modern bridge in the same place as the present one is most favored.

Daily Standard, June 3, 1910

p.1 World News - The wreckers succeeded in lifting the steamer Ketchum at Sault Ste. Marie and swinging the bow of the boat around.



The schooner Bertie Caulkins expects to clear for Charlotte tonight with feldspar from Jas. Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Neepawah discharged 24,000 bushels of wheat and 48,000 bushels of oats from Fort William at Richardson's, and cleared for Toronto and Hamilton with package freight.

The schooner Maggie L. cleared for Picton with grain.

The steamer Wahcondah touched at the dry dock on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego to load coal for Collin's Bay.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Charlotte with coal for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Oswego to load coal.

A heavy sea on Coteau Lake, caused by the west wind, has tied up many tugs and barges and prevented them from locking through the Soulanges Canal. The waves are rushing into the entrance of the canal making it dangerous for boats to enter.

M.T. Co. - The steamer Acadian with 60,000 bushels of wheat and 35,000 bushels of oats from Fort William was the only arrival. The tug Emerson and barge Hector are at Sodus. The barge Cornwall will be picked up at Oswego. Both barges will be towed over to this port. The tug Emerson and barge Hamilton will clear for Port Dalhousie tomorrow.

Swift & Co. arrivals - strs. Plummer westbound; str. Kingston down and up today on her first trip of the season.

The steam yacht Florence, owned by J.C. Eaton, T. Eaton Co., Ltd., Toronto, will leave the dry dock tonight after being scraped and painted. Mr. Eaton and party will sail for Toronto.

p.8 Did Boat Exceed Speed Limit? - The harbor master may take action against the captain of the steamer Toronto, for coming into the harbor too rapidly yesterday. The bylaw states that all vessels using steam power shall, while entering and on leaving the harbor, be moved slowly at a speed not exceeding five m.p.h.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Jun 1910