The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1913

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At the annual meeting of the Lake Yacht Racing Association, held in the Frontenac hotel, at three o'clock on Saturday afternoon, it was decided to hold the annual regatta at McDonald's Cove on July 8th, 9th and 10th.

Judge Reeves, of Watertown, N.Y., president of the association, occupied the chair, and the delegates present were as follows: E.K.M. Webb, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto; Commodore Mott, of Oswego, N.Y.; W. Ewing, Joseph Lindsay and Mr. Hall of the Queen City Yacht Club, Toronto; L.J. Ardagh, secretary, Toronto; H. Hora, Dr. D. Allen Black and Arthur Dalton, of the Kingston Yacht Club.

The following officers were elected: President, Judge Reeve, Watertown. N.Y., re-elected; vice-president, Dr. D. Allen Black, Kingston; secretary-treasurer, James McWilliams, of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.

Messrs. Ewing, of the Queen City Yacht Club, and Mott of Oswego, were elected on the council.

Saturday evening, the delegates were the guests of the Kingston Yacht Club, at a dinner tendered at the Frontenac Club, at which Commodore John McKay, of the Kingston Yacht Club, presided. Speeches were delivered by the delegates and a most enjoyable time was spent by all present.

George Walker, a former Kingstonian, and a member of the Vancouver, B.C., Yacht Club, was a guest, and being called upon gave a most interesting account of yachting, as carried on in the olden days.

p.6 History of Wolfe Island - includes ferry history 1800-1810 (by R.M. Spankie)



Fifty dollars reward will be given for the recovery of the body of the late Thomas Munroe, drowned off steamer Compton, off Mile Shoal, Kingston Harbor, Saturday, Nov. 1st, 1913

Capt. B. Bowen, Master Steamer Compton


Wreckers Could Do Nothing With the Cornwall

The barge Cornwall, of the Montreal Transportation Company, which sank at the upper end of the Cornwall canal last week, has been abandoned. The grain, with which she was loaded for Montreal, expanded, and the wreckers were unable to do anything with the barge. The steamer Cornwall, of the Calvin company, which went down to the sunken barge, took all moveable equipment from her deck and returned to the city on Monday morning.

The other barge of the M.T. Co. in trouble, the Ceylon, ashore this side of Long Point, was not released up to Monday morning. The Donnelly Wrecking Co. went up at the end of the week but owing to the gale on Saturday had to take shelter.

The steamer Buena Vista left on Sunday for Ottawa. She is due back on Friday on her last through trip of the season. It is likely the Buena Vista will take another trip to Westport or Smith's Falls and return next week.

The steamer Waterlily took on coal at Swift's wharf on Monday morning, on her way from South Bay with apples for Montreal.

The steamer America brought 2,500 cases of canned goods from Northport on Monday morning. The steamer Jacques was due to take them to Montreal.

On her way from Montreal, light, for Port Colborne, the steamer Glen Mavis had minor repairs made on her bow at the shipbuilding company's wharf on Monday morning.

The steamer Simla is due down Monday night from Port Colborne with grain for Montreal.

The steamer City of Hamilton passed down.

The tug Mabel McDonald, of Toronto, is in port, and will go on the Kingston Shipbuilding company's dry dock.

The steamer Marshall and barge Acacia were in port today from Brockville, wind-bound, on the way to Fairhaven to load coal.

The steamer Newsboy arrived from river ports and will be laid up for the season.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges; tug Bartlett from Montreal, three light barges; steamer Fairmount, grain laden from Fort William, due to arrive on Tuesday to discharge; steamer Glen Mavis was in port Monday on her way up.

p.9 History of Wolfe Island (cont'd) - the Wolfe Island Canal company; more on ferry.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Nov 1913