KINGSTON IN A NUTSHELL: you mismanage maintenance at Confed, then you fail to respond to a visitor, then the visitor runs aground, then the local rag puts him on the front page, complete with photo.
WE HAVE A WINNER!
"Poker boats bring three to five million bucks to the city in three days."
-- Bob Ackley, muscle boat owner.
There's your stereotype, right there.
CHALLENGES of shipwreck preservation.
WATERFRONT TRAIL PROPOSAL from downtown to Kingston Mills on the western shore of the Cataraqui River according to CKWS-TV News last week.
Never going to happen, at least not to the extent they imply in the news item. The Great Cataraqui Marsh is inviolable.
See for yourself the relationship between the water, the Marsh, and the CN tracks.
THE POKER RUN is on the FOCUS Kingston Steering Committee Agenda for their July 15th meeting.
It's amazing that a KEDCO report that KEDCO itself says is inaccurate and statistically insignificant is nonetheless touted, again, by City Staff apparently desperate to supinate for the BIA, greenwash the event, and give all this a positive cultural and historical spin.
Still no word on requiring Poker Runs America to purchase obnoxious-offset-credits.
KINGSTONIST on Token Park.
METALCRAFT MARINE just splashed a 69-foot red fireboat equipped with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defenses. It's destined for Jacksonville but you'll be seeing its sea trials here in Kingston Harbour over the next few months.
The rather windy OPTIMIST NORTH AMERICANS, which wrapped last Sunday, was swept by Americans including two brothers, Christopher and Duncan Williford, who finnished top-two in the very strong 196-boat fleet. How strong? The top Canadian was 35th.
PHOTOS from the World Robotic Sailing Championships, which went under-the-radar in Kingston this Spring.