The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1910

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p.2 Best Race of Week - a sweepstakes race for twenty-footers held - won by Whirl of Toronto, second was Chiriya, third Isis; seven entries - details.

p.3 Gananoque, July 22nd - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber arrived yesterday from Oswego with a cargo.

p.5 The Race Results - L.Y.R.A.

Yachting Notes - including photo of Lieut.-Col. Frank Strange, one of the judges of the L.Y.R.A. races.


On Rideau Route From Kingston To Ottawa.

A special despatch to the Whig from Ottawa says the lighthouse board has recommended the installation of a number of lights on the Rideau route between Ottawa and Kingston. It is intended to establish twenty new lights between Kingston and Kingston Mills, four at Newboro, three between McLeary's and Mills locks, two below Merrickville and nineteen between Burritt's Rapids and Beckett's Landing; one at Kemptville creek, and four at Mud Island. These aids to navigation, in addition to the lights established this spring, are expected to make the Rideau route safe and easy for motor boat pilots.


The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Charlotte with coal for R. Crawford.

The steambarge Kenirving passed on her way to Smith's Falls with coal from Oswego.

The steambarge Mary Louise arrived at Richardsons' slip, and is loading freight for Rideau Canal ports.

The steambarge John Randall arrived light, from Washburn, and cleared for Oswego, to load coal for Smith's Falls.

The steamer America made her regular weekly trip to Ogdensburg on Friday morning. She had 200 passengers on board.

The steamer Ralph and barge Locke arrived, coal laden, from Erie. The Rolph is unloading at Crawford's, and the Locke is discharging her cargo at Sowards'.

The steamer Port Colborne discharged a cargo of grain at Richardsons' elevator, and cleared for Port Colborne, and will land cement there for Fort William.

Swift & Co.: steamers Kingston and North King down and up today; steamer Rideau Queen from Ottawa tonight; steamer City of Hamilton up this morning.

The steamer Sowards is making many trips across the lake. The little steamer was unloaded of her cargo of coal at the Rockwood asylum on Thursday, and cleared again across the lake, bound for Oswego.

The tug Florence arrived from Montreal, with the barge Zapetic, which will load grain at the Forwarders' company, limited, elevator. The tug Florence cleared with another barge and will load coal at Oswego.

The steamer Rolph, with the barge Locke in tow, when coming into port on Thursday night, ran aground near Richardsons' elevator, but the steamer got out of the difficulty without assistance, and there was no damage.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Advance cleared for Toronto and Hamilton, to load package freight for Fort William; the steamer Fairmount is due on Sunday with grain from Fort William; the tug Thomson is due from Montreal tonight, with three light barges; the tug Bartlett will arrive Saturday morning, from Lake Erie with two coal barges.

Boats For Saguenay - William Wainwright, vice-president of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, announces the company is considering putting two new boats on the Saguenay route.

p.6 To Have Yacht Races - on Aug. 6th under auspices of Cape Vincent Yacht Club; regatta committee Leon L. Peo, John E. Beaufort and Charles S. Holcombe.

p.8 Poor Season Ahead - Detroit, July 22nd - Capt. Wright, former president of the Dominion Marine Association, predicts a poor season for the grain trade on the lakes.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1910