The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1910

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p.2 Incidents - The steambarge John Randall arrived from Oswego, coal-laden, and cleared for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Saskatoon, held at government dry-dock for repairs, cleared for Ashtabula to load coal for Fort William.



The steamer Missisquoi was up from Gananoque today.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folgers wharf, last night, from Montreal and discharged considerable freight for local merchants.

Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha down and up today; steamer Britannic from Montreal today; steamer Belleville up tonight; steamer Rideau King from Portland this afternoon.

The Kingston dry-dock presented a busy scene, last evening, with three boats there for repairs. The men are rushed just as fast as they can go. Last night, crews working on the Saskatoon and Keystorm worked all night to hurry the job through.

The steamer Gordon was at the Kingston dry-dock for a short time last night, having some of her plates tightened. The steamer Saskatoon is outside the dry-dock now, having some of her plates tightened in the bow of the boat. The cargo has all been moved to the stern so as to raise the fore part of the ship out of the water.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Omaha arrived from Chicago and transhipped 50,000 bushels of corn, cleared for Oswego to load coal for Fort William; tug Hall cleared for Montreal with two barges, grain laden; tug Mary cleared for Montreal, with two grain-laden barges; tug Emerson arrived Saturday afternoon from Lake Erie, with two coal barges, and cleared for Montreal; steamer Stormount will arrive tonight from Fort William with grain, and will have in tow the barge Selkirk, loaded with coal from Lake Erie.


The George Cup Would Be Replayed.

Henry Cunningham, Kingston's veteran amateur yachtsman, makes the suggestion that another cup should be donated to the Eastern Lake Yacht Association to replace the George cup, which has gone to Toronto, and which is likely to remain there, for it will take a pretty good boat to go to Toronto Bay and defeat the craft that the Royal Canadian Yacht Club would put in the water to defend that trophy. Mr. Cunningham would like to see someone in Kingston donate a cup to the eastern association, and stipulate that it was to be competed for only by clubs who were members of the association. The George cup, it is understood, was intended originally for competition by the association clubs only, but the rules were not framed that way, as boats of outside clubs were allowed to compete for this trophy, and that is where Toronto came in. The eastern clubs are small ones, and have not the wealth of the big Toronto organization. It would cost $3,000 to go after the George cup, and then there would be the chance of failing to bring it east again. The distance to Toronto is too long for a twenty footer to undertake. Others of the yachtsmen on this end of the lake feel that there should be another cup put up for competition among the clubs of the eastern association. The competition would be keen for it. Of course, the Watertown yachtsmen may want to get back the ? that was donated by one of their citizens, but it looks as if the Yankee ? had come to Canada this time for keeps. Watertown expects to have a challenger for next season to go to Toronto, but, so far, Kingston has not made any preparations to build a craft that will show its heels to the Jarvis cupholder, the Swamba.

Prefer Money Prizes.

Nowadays, yachtsmen are getting tired of competing for pennants and flags. They prefer the coin, and yacht clubs are beginning to see that in order to create greater competition in races, they must offer money prizes. A yachtsman would rather compete for a ten, or fifteen or twenty dollar money prize than for a three, four or five dollar pennant. The Royal Canadian Yacht Club, of Toronto, next season, intends to put up good money prizes for sailing contests, and encourage more yacht building. Yachting is a costly luxury, if one builds a fair sized craft.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Oct 1910