The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Frolic (Steamboat), 11 May 1899


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      There is a strong probability that the transfer of the auxiliary yacht FROLIC to the naval reserve organization of Chicago will be delayed and possibly prevented for the time being by complications with the Canadian government which have not been adjusted with the facility anticipated by officials of the navy department. The FROLIC, which was built by the Globe Iron Works Co., Cleveland, was formerly known as the COMANCHE, and was sold to the government by H.M. Hanna during the Spanish- American war. Later when it was discovered that the draught of the auxiliary yacht WASP, which had been assigned to the Chicago naval reserves as a training ship, was too great to permit of her passage through the canals, the FROLIC was substituted for the service mentioned. Some weeks ago Governor Tanner wrote to the navy department urging that the vessel be sent to Chicago as early as possible, and has received a reply from Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Allen in which that official says that he is informed by the secretary of state that the Canadian government has not yet waived the objection which it some time ago raised to the transfer of the vessel on the basis of the provisions of the Rush-Bagot treaty. The secretary of state says that he had hoped the whole matter would have been adjusted ere this, but as it has not been "it is not considered expedient to do anything at present which will seem a violation of our international obligations in the matter."
      The Marine Review
      May 11, 1899


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possible naval training
Date of Original:
1899
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McN.E.8111
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Frolic (Steamboat), 11 May 1899