The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1896

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(available on microfilm at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)

Jan. 2, 1896 - missing.

Jan. 3, 1896

p.2 Ice Yacht News - J.B. Carruthers to have new ice yacht; constitution of the Kingston ice yacht club has been printed and distributed among members; members are settled into their quarters on Simcoe street; the cup presented for competition by commodore Folger and vice-commodore Kent is bowl shaped, of chased silver, lined with gold, with a harbor scene of three ice boats on one side; will have to go to Cape Vincent to try to win back the cup lost last year.

Jan. 4, 1896


Jan. 6, 1896

p.1 Came Over On A Bicycle - Sanford Calvin crossed harbor on a bicycle; ....."Capt. James Allen, of the str. Pierrepont, says ice formed more quickly this year than any previous season within his memory. On Saturday night the Pierrepont made her trip from Cape Vincent across, stopping at Hitchcock's wharf. No ice was encountered on the trip. It is the first time in his experience that the Pierrepont has been forced to lay up with the incoming of the first ice. Capt. Hinckley, who has also had a wide experience in navigation, says he has never seen the ice take so quickly and securely....


The new steamer being built by the Calvin Co., of Garden Island, is 125 feet long. It will cost about $15,000. The machinery from the steamer Traveller will be placed in the new boat.

The new schooner at the M.T. Co.'s ship yard, will have three masts and will have a carrying capacity of 60,000 bushels of grain. When completed the schooner will have cost in the neighborhood of $50,000.

The Chicago board of marine underwriters has fixed the following rates on grain cargoes loaded before Feb. 1st: To Port Huron, 90 c. per 100; Lake Erie, $1; Lake Ontario to Kingston and Ogdensburg, $1.15; Montreal, $1.25. On boats below A2 rating, rates are twenty-five cents higher all around. Line boats of A2 rating take A1 rates.

A Club House Destroyed - Toronto, Jan. 6th - The club house of the Royal Canadian yacht club on the waterfront off the foot of York street was totally destroyed by fire about three o'clock this morning. The loss by destruction of the building is about $9,000, with an insurance of $7,000.....

p.2 New Postal Route - letter to Simon Cole, of Milford, from his son, Claude Cole of the Main Ducks, came ashore close to the foot of Amherst Island on Dec. 23rd, in a bottle; talks about their work and living conditions.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1896