The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jan 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The life boats of the strs. Islander, St. Lawrence and Maud will receive a thorough overhauling and repairing.

At the annual meeting of the Montreal Transportation company the old board of directors was re-elected: Hugh McLennan, John McLennan, G.M. Kinghorn, J.A. Crane, W.W. Ogilvie and Peter Henderson.

Jan. 24, 1891

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The employees of the Calvin company, Garden Island, and the Montreal transportation company attended the funeral of the late B.F. Davy yesterday afternoon in a body.

p.2 Shoals In The St. Lawrence - William J. Daly, of this city, has been awarded the contract for the removal of shoals in the St. Lawrence. Mr. Daly's bid was $3,952. The other bids were as follows: E.H. French and A.J. Jennings, of Fulton, N.Y., $4,441.06; Willard Johnson, $4,322.20. The shoal to be removed is near Sister's lighthouse. [Ogdensburg Journal]

Jan. 26, 1891

p.4 Death Came In the Dark - Port Dalhousie, Jan. 25th - Capt. Thomas Jones had been a sailor for almost 40 years; accidentally poisoned himself.

Jan. 27, 1891

p.1 Local Paragraphs - Work on the drydock will be discontinued after today until the end of March, when Connolly Bros. will resume operations with an increased staff. The amount of work has been very gratifying and if all goes well the dock will be completed before the allotted time.

Position Hard To Fill - it will be hard to replace Capt. Beaupre in the management of the line of steamers belonging to the Thousand Island and St. Lawrence river steamboat companies. [Clayton, N.Y. paper]

Jan. 28, 1891

p.1 The Sailing Yacht Norah - A correspondent writes that the alteration in the ballasting of the sloop Norah, which he foreshadowed has been made. Seven thousand pounds of lead have been taken from under the floor, cast into a keel, and placed on the outside. A good job has been done by John Allen, who has, by various devices, most sensibly strengthened the backbone of the yacht and fitted it for the burden which has thus been imposed upon it. This work has been done in anticipation of a challenge from the Atalanta for the Fisher cup, which Mr. Bell has seeming good reason for believing that his fine craft can successfully defend. Apropos to the proposal at the L.Y.R.A. meeting to expel the B.Q.Y.C., it seems to have been made with the object of arousing to action the old standbys of our once famous and powerful organization, which a few years ago had the best racing record of any club in the world. This once splendid organization, which was the means of reviving genuine yachting on Lake Ontario, was unfortunate in losing by removal, some of its most useful members; gradually dry rot set in and now the association is if not dead at least moribund.

The Eastern District - The steamers Pierrepont and Maynard have been completely repaired and are now ready to run as soon as the ice breaks up. Repairs are in progress on the other steamers of the St. Lawrence river steamboat company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jan 1891