The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1910

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p.2 En Route To Kingston - Among the Royal Canadian Yacht Club's fleet en route from Toronto to Kingston for the races, are Messrs. Gray and Peacock's cutter Zelma; Aemilius Jarvis' fine schooner Zabra (Zahra ?); Norman Gooderham's Eleanor, a Canada cup challenger; Brent Bros.' speedy sloop Zoraya; the former Canada's cup candidate Kayah; the Crusader, probably the speediest of the class P. boats, and the Whirl, the Toronto challenger for the George Cup last year. The yachts are competing for G. Temple McMurrick's prize for the best log of the voyage.

These boats are expected Tuesday morning. The Watertown boats have arrived. Tomorow morning at 10:30 a.m. the first of the George cup races will be sailed.

p.3 Gananoque, July 18th - ....The steam tug Beaver, of Belleville, was in port on Saturday. The government boat Alert, with the steamhoist Prescott in tow was in port over Sunday.

Will Be Prosecuted - Detroit, July 18th - The Lake Carriers' Association has been served with a copy of a notice sent out by Attorney-General Foy, of the Ontario government, to the effect that masters of vessels and vesselmen generally who show negligence in the management of their vessels, will be prosecuted under section 284 of the Canadian criminal code.



Charles Quinnell, or as he was better known, "Jack the diver," who was drowned at Brockville, was known to almost everyone around the waterfront of this city, as he did a great many jobs in this city, that is of recovering lost articles in the river.

His last job was that of recovering a sixteen-pound sledge hammer, which some person was careless enough to drop into the slip at Richardsons' elevator. He also recovered a cane off Folger's wharf. Quinnell also did a lot of work on his own account and recovered lots of old scrap iron from the different slips, which he sold to the junk dealers and in this way he realized quite a sum.


The government boat Scout is in port.

The schooner Katie Eccles cleared for Charlotte, with a cargo of lumber.

The steamer Nevada passed down on her way to Montreal on Monday morning.

The steamer McCormack is at Cape Vincent, with a cargo of lumber for Oswego.

The steamer India and barge Valencia arrived from the upper lakes with lumber and will clear again for the upper lakes.

The steamer Albert E. Marshall arrived at Richardsons' elevator, on Saturday night, from Chicago, with 65,000 bushels of corn.

The barge Jennie Matthews was towed here from Charlotte by the steambarge Hector with coal for the Kingston & Pembroke railway. The Hector went on through to Montreal with other barges.

Swift & Co.'s wharf - Steamer City of Hamilton down yesterday; Dundurn down; Caspian and Kingston down; steamer Rideau Queen cleared for Ottawa yesterday morning; steamer Rideau King to Ottawa this morning; City of Belleville up Saturday night; Toronto and North King down and up today.

M.T. Co.'s elevator - The steamer Stormount arrived from Fort William, discharged 74,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; the tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with five light barges, and cleared for Port Dalhousie with two barges, to load coal at Lake Erie; the steamer Kinmount is expected to arrive from Fort William on Tuesday with grain.

Delivering Launches - J.H. Davis has gone to Muskoka, to make delivery of two steam launches, and to close an order for a large tug, to be built September 25th. He will be home next Saturday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1910