The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jun 1878

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p.3 W.W. - sch. Geo. B. Sloan aground, pulled off by Faxton.

- Geneva and Island Belle race at Cape Vincent.

- yacht Annie Cuthbert sold to Chicago parties for $1800.

- Clayton to have regatta on July 4th.

New Life Boat

Messrs. McKelvey & Birch have just completed a new galvanized life boat which is intended to do service in connection with the steamer Maxwell, which recently called at this harbour, and which is now running as a pleasure passenger boat between Toronto and Scarboro Heights. The boat measures 22 feet keel, is 5 feet 8 inches breadth of beam, and 2 feet 3 inches deep amidships. At each end it has bulk heads four feet six inches, which are air tight, while around the sides and under the seats air pipes will be inserted, making the craft exceedingly safe and buoyant. But heavy galvanized iron and oak are used in the construction of the boat, these being solidly and in the most substantial manner put together, while the model and finish are deserving of more than passing notice. This is the first life boat that has been built in Kingston, but the results appear to be so satisfactory that it will not be the last. In fact the firm propose commencing upon another of similar size and dimensions (for six oars) as soon as the one on the stocks at the present time has been shipped for Toronto. The enterprize of Messrs. McKelvey & Birch is to be commended. Their business is branching out continually, and better, than all the skilled labour, of their establishment gives general satisfaction.

Brockville Regatta - Hanlan to race.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jun 1878