The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jan 1896

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p.1 Incidents - Two carloads of timber were received at the C.P.R. freight sheds this morning from the north-west territories consigned to Davis & Son, boat builders. The timber will be used in the prop. Myles.

p.3 Wellington, Jan. 6th - ....Many petitions are in circulation for the Scotch Bonnet lighthouse. Many are of the opinion that the wife and the son of the late Robert Pye who was for years keeper of said lighthouse should be re-appointed...

Jan. 9, 1896

p.4 Affairs of the Hour - Detroit papers announce the sale of the schooner Penokee for $3,100. The name of the purchaser is not given. The Penokee was built at Milwaukee in 1872.

Jan. 10, 1896

p.1 Ice Boat Races Tomorrow - first race in series for large trophy offered by commodore Folger; to be held on triangular course six miles around, starting from anchorage at foot of Simcoe street.

Incidents of the Day - Two barges are undergoing extensive repairs in the yard of the Collins Bay rafting company. Other craft are also being overhauled, giving employment to quite a staff of men.

In the blow yesterday Kent's new ice boat came in with a broken skate. One of the Cape Vincent made flyers met a small disaster, and the Breeze, the daddy of them all, experienced a break in her cross-piece and came home invalided.

New Wolfe Island Ferry - It is reported that J.B. Murphy and Capt. Craig will, next summer, run a line of fast ferry boats from the city to Wolfe Island. The government lease expires this year, and the gentlemen named have, it is said, determined to enter the field and provide the islanders with a line that will suit all requirements. Circulars have been issued dealing with the question.

Jan. 11, 1896


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jan 1896