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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1895

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Considerable anxiety was experienced in the city yesterday as to the safety of the tug Walker and her tow of schooners, the Winnipeg and Selkirk. Early in the day a telegram was received from Charlotte from the captain of the tug, to the effect that the steamer was safely tied up at that port and that the two schooners were at anchor in lee of Point Broderick, a few miles above Charlotte. Everything was ship-shape, and as soon as the wind moderated a start would be made for this port, where they are expected to arrive tonight or tomorrow morning.

It was expected that the prop. Glengarry and her consort, the schr. Minnedosa, were out in the storm on Lake Superior yesterday, and that they would receive a bad tossing about. A telegram received this morning, however, set all fears at rest, as it stated that the boats were safe and sound in harbor at Fort William.

The break in the elevator at Port Colborne has been the cause of much delay to boats bound down with grain, and which have to be lightened before being able to pass down through the canal. The str. Tecumseh, with a cargo of grain consigned to James Richardson & Sons, is among the boats delayed by the break.

Nov. 28, 1895

p.1 Kingston Ice Yacht Club - An enthusiastic meeting was held last evening in the Hotel Frontenac for the formation of the Kingston ice yacht club, and the interest shown promises exciting sport for the coming season. The constitution, by-laws and rules of the Hudson river ice yacht club were adopted as the basis of the Kingston ice yacht club. The officers elected were as follows: Commodore, H.S. Folger; vice-commodore, W.C. Kent; secretary and treasurer, James H. Macnee; regatta committee, W. Skinner, F. Strange, W.H. Macnee, C. Gay Shannon and F. Conway. The club will consist of about thirty members. Arrangements were completed for an international regatta and a series of local club regattas for the coming season. Anyone wishing to become a member of this club can make application through James H. Macnee, secretary and treasurer.

Incidents of the Day - The schr. Mary Ann Lydon ran ashore on a sand bar in Toronto harbor. The vessel received considerable damage.

Nearly A Half Century - Capt. John Donnelly, sr., is forty-nine years a resident of Kingston. Forty-eight years ago he climbed one of the first poles erected in this city for the purpose of stringing the first telegraph wires that were put up in Canada. Capt. Donnelly regrets that he did not keep a record of all the wrecks he has worked at during his long and successful career as a wrecker.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1895