The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 3, 1877

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p.3 Welland Canal - Mr. Kirkpatrick presented a petition in the House of Commons yesterday for the enlargement of the Welland Canal to admit the largest class of vessels.

The Ferry - The steamer Pierrepont is being got ready to make a trial to cut through the ice, which is now approaching the breakable period.

Capt. Cuthbert, the builder of the Countess of Dufferin, is about to issue a challenge to all owners of yachts of ten tons and under, R.C.Y.C. measurement, to sail a race on Lake Ontario during the approaching season against a ten-ton yacht he is now building at Cobourg, stakes to be $50 each, the winning boat to take the whole purse. The challenge is open to all yachts sailing on inland waters.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 3, 1877