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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1910

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Chatham, Ont., July 11th - A big storm raged on Lake St. Clair, Saturday, as a result of which the tug D.W. Crow, towing two scows and eight hundred logs, met with a mishap which resulted in $20,000 loss. The crew was bound from Mitchell's Bay. The two scows were both loaded with eighty cords of barrel headings for the Drader company. The eight hundred logs were roped between the two scows. The fastening of the logs broke and the boiler dropped out of the first scow. The tug pulled through all right and brought back only one scow. The logs are scattered along the lake shore and far out into the lake.



A Dark Horse Yacht For George Cup Races.

There will be four boats in the George Cup races at Kingston next week. The Kathleen, of Kingston, will defend the cup against the Crescent, of Watertown, N.Y., the Swamba, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, of Toronto, and a boat from the Tremont Boat Club. The Swamba is owned by William Jarvis, the young son of the famous Aemilius Jarvis, and the latter will likely sail her. The Tremont boat is a Herreshoff model, and was built under cover, and slipped in the last moment to upset the calculations of those in the open. The Swamba and the Kathleen were both designed by George Owen. The George Cup races this year promise to be most interesting of any yet sailed. The Kathleen and the Crescent will have to do some speeding to defeat the Toronto flyers. The Swamba is a faster boat than the Whirl, which outfooted both the Kingston and the Watertown boats last year in a strong breeze. The George Cup races will be sailed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of next week.

The races of the Lake Yacht Racing Association will take place on Thursday and Saturday, the 21st and 23rd. There will be four classes. The prizes will amount to $350 in flags. The races will start at 10:30 a.m. The judges will be John T. Mott, A.R. Boswell, and George Owen.

Eastern Yacht Races.

After the L.Y.R.A. regatta here, which closes on the 23rd, the Eastern Lake Yacht Racing Associaton cruising race will take place from Kingston to Glen Island, starting on the 25th. On the 26th there will be racing at Glen Island, and another series of races may take place off Cape Vincent

p.4 Gananoque, July 11th - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived on Saturday from Oswego with a cargo for the Taylor & Green company.



The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for Sowards.

The steamer City of Ottawa passed down, and the steamer Dundurn down.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Howe Island, loading stone for Cobourg.

The steambarge Navajo arrived light from Bath and is loading stone at Howe Island for Cobourg.

The government boat Scout, Simcoe and Reserve are in port. The Simcoe is on her way from Toronto to Montreal.

The steamer Simla and barge Burmah cleared from Garden Island on Monday, to load iron ore at Marquette, Mich.

The schooner Cornelia is waiting at Richardson's elevator, to load feldspar for Charlotte, as soon as it comes in from the mines.

Swift & Co.: steamer Dundurn down; steamer City of Ottawa down; steamer Belleville up Saturday night; steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa; steambarge A.E. Ames passed through, on her way to Fort William; schooner Keewatin, Oswego, coal; steamer Caspian down yesterday; steamer North King down today; steamer Toronto down yesterday; steamer Kingston down today.

Quick Passage Through Welland.

The steamer Fairmount of the Montreal Transportation lines made a record trip through the Welland Canal. In her upward trip she arrived at Port Dalhousie at 7 on Saturday night, and at 6 on Sunday morning tied up at Port Colborne, making the run up in eleven hours. In her down bound trip, loaded at fourteen feet draught, she made the run in twelve hours and ten minutes. This is considered wonderfully quick work for a boat of full Welland canal size.

p.8 The tug Mary, of the M.T. Co., arrived from Montreal with two light barges, and cleared for Montreal with three grain barges.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jul 1910