The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1910

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p.5 Yacht Club Dinner - for visiting yachtsmen; George Cup presented to Aemilius Jarvis of Toronto. (1/2 column)

Harbour Too Rough - for motorboat races; description of sweepstakes race; ashore with the yachtsmen. (includes photo of Hansard Hora, rear-commodore of the Kingston Yacht Club.

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The steamer Lagona passed up on Friday afternoon.

The tug Florence arrived from Oswego with one coal barge for Montreal.

The barge Brighton is at Richardsons' elevator, loading grain for Montreal.

The schooner Marshall cleared from the penitentiary with a cargo of stone for Toronto.

The steamer Rosemount passed down on Saturday afternoon, coal laden, for Montreal, from Lake Erie.

The steambarge Navajo cleared, on Saturday, from Howe Island, with a cargo of stone for Cobourg. The schooners Freeman and Kitchen will load stone at the Island.

Swift & Co.: steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up today; steamer Rideau King up from Ottawa tonight; steamer Belleville up tonight; steamer Britannia in yesterday.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson from Montreal, three light barges; tug Emerson from Toronto with hull of dredge from Polson's Iron Works, for Montreal; tug Bartlett, from Lake Erie, with two coal barges; tug Emerson will clear, for Montreal, with hull of dredge and two coal barges; tug Thomson will clear for Montreal with three grain barges.

p.8 As the Result of Strike - G.T.R. strike means vessels are busier.

Gananoque, July 23rd - ...The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared this morning for Oswego to load.

The local wharf and freight sheds at the station echoed to the hum of industry last evening, when a scene seldom seen at this port was witnessed. About 7:30 p.m. the steamer Niagara, of Clayton, lay at her moorings near the mouth of Gananoque river; at the cement wharf the Britannic was loading wheels; at the plank wharf the big inland freighter Dundee, Montreal to Fort William, up, was unloading shovel steel from Montreal and loading shovels for the west; next the Missisquoi was unloading a large number of passengers from her Brockville trip, while at the west end lay the government tug Alert. Out in the open lay appeared the government supply boat Reserve and scow, engaged in repainting the lighthouse in this vicinity, while further east the smoke puffs of the America on her return from her Ogdensburg trip were just coming in sight and after her the Alexandria left off and took on a large amount of merchandise.

Pith of the News - Navigation on the St. Lawrence is tied up by the breaking of the upper gates of lock 18, of the Cornwall canal, on Friday, but it is hoped to have repairs completed by Sunday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jul 1910