The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1910

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p.1 Yacht Afire - Gananoque, Aug. 15th - Sigma 55' X 24', 2 masted, 45 h.p. engine, caught fire at Tremont Park, cast off, towed to foot of Reid's island about a mile east of the Rathbun wharf, sunk in seven feet of water.

The tug Dispatch, bound from Georgian Bay to Port Burwell, was disabled at the Lime Kiln Crossing, Sunday, and had a hard time reaching Amherstburg, Ont., without the assistance of a tug. One of the man-holes in the boiler was blown out and the fireman narrowly escaped being scalded.

p.4 Gananoque, Aug. 15th - ....The Canadian Lake Line steel freighter Tagona, Montreal to Fort William, on her way up, arrive in port yesterday morning and made the record lading of the season leaving at 3:30 p.m., taking seven and a half hours in emptying the freight shed. Her cargo included shipments of hinges from Cowan & Britton; rivets from Parmenter & Bulloch; bolts from the Canada Bolt & Nut Co.; hames from the Skinner Co.; springs from the Spring & Axle Co.; shovels from the D.F. Jones Co., besides consignments of household effects....



When the fifty additional lights, for which tenders have been called, are placed on the Rideau, that waterway will have 132 lights between Kingston and Ottawa. The placing of these lights is due to the efforts of Capt. D. Noonan, general manager of the Rideau Lakes Navigation company, who for years has interested himself in having the Rideau route, the most dangerous waterway in the province to navigate, made so that boats may safely make their way through it at night. In securing the fifty lights that are now to be added, Capt. Noonan says that Hon. William Harty, M.P., did everything possible to assist him in his petition to the marine department, and the result was that the department acted promptly on his request. Twenty of the new lights are to be placed between Kingston and Kingston Mills, and the other thirty below Merrickville. Tenders for placing the lights and maintaining them are to be received on the 20th.

The buoys for the lights are to be placed under the direction of Capt. Noonan, who knows the Rideau route from end to end. The captain says that the route between this city and the Mills is difficult to navigate at night, particularly going from the city. Coming from the Mills, it is not so bad, as the city's electric arc lights are a great aid to pilots. Owners of small craft are thankful to Capt. Noonan for his efforts in making the Rideau safer for night navigation. Many a small boat that used to run foul of something can now get along easily at night in the famous winding waterway.

The Rideau lights will be distributed as follows: Twenty between Kingston and Kingston Mills; twenty between Kingston Mills and Washburn; four between Chaffey's Locks, four between Newboro Lake; ten between Poonamalie; three between McCalvary's; forty-four between Mills Locks and Merrickville; three between Merrickville and Burritt's Rapids; twenty-four between Burritt's Rapids and Lindsay's wharf.

Marine Paragraphs.

Steamer Rolph cleared light for Toronto.

The government boat Scout is at Crawford's wharf.

The steamer Wahcondah passed down on Sunday night.

The steamer Cardinal is still at the government dry dock.

The steamer Midland Prince passed on Monday on her way up.

The schooner Ford River cleared Saturday night for Charlotte with feldspar.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived from Oswego with coal for the Grove Inn.

The schooner Katie Eccles is at Howe Island, loading stone for Cobourg.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon, from Charlotte, is unloading coal at the penitentiary.

The schooner Kitchen is at Telegraph Island, near Deseronto, loading stone for Toronto.

The steamer America, disabled for a day, made her regular trips Saturday afternoon and Sunday and carried a large crowd of passengers.

Morning Star, Hon. Clifford Sifton's yacht, arrived Sunday night and cleared Monday morning for Cobourg, with a party for the Cobourg horse show.

Swift & Co.: steamers Kingston and Caspian, down and up yesterday; steamer Advance up yesterday; steamer Brockville up today with an excursion from river points; steamers Toronto and North King down and up today; steamer Aletha down today from bay ports.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson arrived from Lake Erie with three coal barges, cleared for Montreal with two coal-laden barges; steamer Westmount from Fort William, discharged 70,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Fort William; tug Hall cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; steamer Advance from Montreal with package freight, cleared for Fort William.

p.8 Wind Was Too Light - second race for Bruce Carruthers cup wasn't finished.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Aug 1910