The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1913

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p.1 Big Elevator Burned - Sarnia, July 7th - the elevator at Point Edward burned to ground, filled with grain, loss $400,000.

Toronto Yacht Won - Prinyer, July 7th - Nirwana, of R.C.Y.C. won first George Cup race.

Four Lives Were Lost - Rochester, July 7th - yacht broke in two off Sodus Pt. during storm.



The motor ship Calgary passed down to Montreal on Monday morning with grain from Port Colborne.

The barge Ungava, of the M.T. company, will likely be the next vessel put into the shipbuilding dry-dock.

The steamer Toronto was down and up on Sunday.

The steamer Caspian arrived in the city on Sunday afternoon some hours late, due to a minor accident to her wheel. A party of Americans who had boarded her at Charlotte returned to that port on the steamer Toronto. The steamer Caspian cleared for Charlotte again after repairs on Monday morning.

The steamer Kingston was down and up on Monday.

The tug Scout leaves for Prescott on Tuesday for supplies for the steamer Simcoe, which is employed by the dominion government on the lake service, and which is expected in port the middle of the week.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Monday morning.

The steamer Olcott of the Oswego-Kingston line went aground near Thousand Island Park on Saturday afternoon. The steamer Cornwall of the Calvin Company was despatched to her assistance, but before that vessel arrived the Olcott had released herself.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: tug Emerson from Montreal with three light barges and cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; steamer Advance, light from Montreal and cleared for Port Colborne to load grain for Montreal; tug Bartlett arrived with the barge Hamilton with grain from Port Colborne and cleared with the barge Melrose to load grain at Port Colborne; steamer Fairmount from Fort William, is discharging 73,000 bushels of flax; steamers Turret Court, Hamiltonian and Fordonian are expected to discharge at the elevator on Monday or Tuesday.

The steamer Sowards from Oswego arrived at Crawford's wharf to discharge coal.

The schooner Ford River is loading feldspar at Richardson's wharf.

The tug Gilbert arrived from Toronto with the schooner D.P. Dobbins to undergo repairs at Davis' dry-dock.

The schooner Merrill, from Oswego, is at Soward's wharf discharging coal.

Steamer Iroquiis was up; steamer Dunelm passed down; steamer Buena Vista called on her trip across the lake.


The L.Y.R.A. regatta opened at Macdonald's Cove, 22 miles west of Kingston, on Monday morning, when the first of the George cup races was to start, with the Toronto and Watertown clubs as contenders. There is a large gathering of yachtsmen in attendence at the rendezvous camp. Most of the Kingston yachtsmen went on Saturday. Owing to the gale the Chiriya and the Little Nell were unable to get away Sunday or Monday morning, but hope to make a start later in the day. They do not race until Tuesday. The races will continue until Thursday afternoon.

p.3 Drowning Accidental - Thomas Brown disobeyed captain's orders when he jumped ashore to release stern line of steamer Kingston; at inquest the jury's verdict said in part: "We further strongly urge either the city council or the owners of wharves to take steps to see that suitable life-saving appliances are provided on wharves where the public has access."

p. Incidents of the Day - The steamer Olcott is weather bound at Cape Vincent. The trip on Monday was cancelled.

p.8 To Begin This Week - the building of causeway across harbor; the present piers and foundations of the old bridge will be utilized for the new causeway; dredge No. 3 and a scow of the Fallon Bros., of Cornwall, have already arrived.

p.9 Mammoth Grain Carrier - laying keel for a new 625 foot carrier, to be named W. Grant Morden, after the promoter who has been the main factor in the financial reorganization of the R. & O.; will carry 450,000 bushels of grain.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jul 1913