Jun 14 – 27, 1910

Tuesday, June 14, 1910 Fine morning. Nothing special.

Wednesday, June 15, 1910 Still at Marnes dock. Nice day. I and Harry caught about 25 perch.

Thursday, June 16, 1910 Left Pmuse’s Point at about 8:30 a.m. bound for St. John. Reached there about 11:30 after a nice run down the river. Very pretty. Used chart made by Dr. Marnes. Put up at the St. John Yacht Club. Had a good berth.

June 16 Sketch From Log
June 16 Sketch From Log

(Following this entry is the diagram apparently made by Dr. Marnes.
I will not attempt to reproduce it ABM)

Friday, June 17, 1910 Still at St. John Yacht Club waiting for May. Nice day.

Saturday, June 18, 1910 Good day. May arrived at 2:32 p.m. I tried to start up but could get no current through the primary circuit. Worked from 2 to 6 p.m. Too late to start out so will lay here until Monday.

Sunday, June 19, 1910 Lay at St. John’s. Ran up the river and staid all day. Engine OK. Nice day.

Wawa At Dr Marnes
Wawa At Dr Marnes

(Note at top of next page) (In lake on canal do not run too close to towpath, very shallow.)

Monday, June 20, 1910 Left St. John’s about 8:30 and had to wait for my canal pass. Left about 10. Had no trouble in going through the locks. Hot day. Ran to St. Charles 19 miles from Chilly Basin on the Richelieu River. Bearings ran very hot.

Tuesday, June 21, 1910 Left St. Charles at 6:00 a.m. Reached St. Ours lock at 7:30–15 miles. Got through. At the first island we took the left hand channel and ran aground. Got off without much trouble. Reached Sorel at 9:30 a.m. Bearings very hot. Worked over them all day.

Had a run to the islands with the proprietor of the Carlton Hotel. In coming from St. Ours to Sorel from brickyard you cross to other side of river, run a little and then cross back. Two posts on other (word unclear). At Sorel go through the town, turn to left, pass long wharf and run back into bay. Narrow channel here. Lay here.

Wednesday, June 22, 1910 Had a good night. Left Sorel at 6:00 a.m. Fine morning and started for Montreal. Had an elegant run back. Bearings not giving much trouble. Front one some. Reached Montreal at 2:45 p.m. Ran through the harbor and got through the first two locks and tied up in a slip.

Thursday, June 23, 1910 Had a good night. Made to move several times. Met Joe Robins, Grenelle Island, Thousand Island Park. Take north channel from Ogdensburg. Hearne & Harrison, 10 Notre Dam St. East, for charts. Went up town a.m. and p.m. Saw Notre Dame Cathedral inside. Warm.

Friday, June 24, 1910 Lay at Montreal until about 2:00 p.m.; same place. Then started for Lachine. Passed lots of bridges OK and two locks, then another at Lachine. On trying to run into a brick wharf got aground on rocks. A small launch pulled us off OK. No damage. On coming through the last lock, we took the right hand lock from Montreal.

Saturday, June 25, 1910 Lay at Lachine. Annie and the girls went to Montreal and took in Mt. Royal, etc. I and Harry made frames.

Sunday, June 26, 1910 Still at Lachine. Ran up to St. Anne’s on the Ottawa River; 15 miles. Touched bottom leaving Lac Cavelier and again on leaving St. Anne’s here pretty hard. This is a rotten place, all rock and no water. Took 35 gallons gasoline at 18¢.

Wawa At Thousand Islands
Wawa At Thousand Islands

Monday, June 27, 1910 Went to Montreal and got charts from Hearne & Harrison, 10 Notre Dame East. Left Lachine at 2:00 p.m. and ran to the Solange Canal through Lake St. Louis and 5-1/2 miles in. Tied up at a coal wharf at the Cedars. Very fine country around here. Locked through locks back of big barge and tug. Canal all lit and worked by electricity.