The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1877

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p.3 Yachting - Mr. Cunningham has challenged for race between the new cat boat he built and Zitella.

March 2, 1877

p.2 The Engineers - A deputation of steamboat engineers, consisting of Mr. Bell, of Collingwood, Mr. St. John, of St. Catherines; Mr. Thurston, of Kingston; and Mr. Turnbull, of Prescott, arrived at Ottawa on Wednesday to have an interview with the Hon. Minister of Marine with reference to the provisions of the Seamen's Act, which, it is alleged, has lowered the status of engineers on board steamboats. The Act has only been in operation one year on the inland waters. The members of the deputation were chosen by the engineers of their respective localities.

Toronto - Capt. Cuthbert challenges any boat under ten tons to race against his yacht now building.

p.3 Transfer - The brig H. Rooney has changed hands. Messrs. I.H. Radford of Wolfe Island, and George Malone, of Kingston, are the purchasers.

Navigation - Pierrepont may start in a few days; open water at Cape Vincent; lake open past Pigeon Island.

March 3, 1877

p.2 clear water at Penitentiary bar.

The Latest - Pierrepont being fitted up.

March 5, 1877


March 6, 1877

p.3 W.W. - Capts. W.R. Taylor and A. Dunlop, of Kingston, Marine Inspectors, are at Ottawa, in connection with the agitation of the Engineers in favor of a change in the Marine Law.

March 7, 1877


March 8, 1877


March 9, 1877

p.2 A Grand Scene - ice in lake at Charlotte. [Rochester Union]

March 10, 1877

p.2 The Day's Talks - The sch. Ganges, at Clayton, is being fitted with ports for carrying lumber, and has been engaged for four trips.

March 12, 1877


March 13, 1877

p.3 W.W. - reported that Capt. Billy McGee will sell sch. Richardson and retire to a farm.

March 14, 1877

p.2 House of Commons - Debate On the Rideau Canal Dams -

March 15, 1877

p.3 The Tubing Tariff - The Citizen says a member of the firm of Chaffey Bros., boat builders, Kingston, is at present in Ottawa for the purpose of urging objections to the duty on tubing. The Citizen further states that this Mr. Chaffey alleges "that unless the duty is removed the firm will remove their works across the border, as vessels are admitted into Canada free, whilst material used in their construction is subject to duty."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1877