The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jan 1896

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p.1 Montreal Transportation Company - The annual general meeting of the shareholders of the Montreal transportation company was held on Wednesday morning at the company's offices, No. 14 Place Royalle, Montreal. The directors elected for the ensuing year were Messrs. Hugh McLennan, Andrew Allan, W.W. Ogilvie, G.M. Kinghorn, T.A. Crane and D.G. Thompson. Hugh McLennan was re-elected president and G.M. Kinghorn secretary.


At a meeting of the ice yacht club it was decided to make the course for the next race five miles, three times around - fifteen miles in all. The time limit for this distance will be one hour and fifteen minutes. If it is not possible to lay out the course in the form of an equalateral triangle, it will be mapped out with one short and two long "legs." Starting from the foot of Simcoe street it will extend one mile to a buoy off Garden Island, thence two miles towards Snake Island light and thence to the home buoy, five miles around. The course will be mapped out and each yacht owner furnished with a copy of the chart, together with a statement of distance and number of times the course must be rounded. The racing committee will strictly enforce every rule, as provided for in the constitution. All boats must have their sailing number exposed in a conspicuous place, and the time will not be taken of those boats not complying with this rule. If it is not possible to sail a race on Saturday the series will be called off until such time as the ice is in proper condition for racing.

Messrs. Creighton and Brigstocke had their new yacht, Ghost, out today for the first time. It is built on entirely new lines and is a departure from the usual style of ice yachts. It is a large craft and will require a heavy blow to bring out its sailing qualities. It is painted white in its entirety.

Jan. 24, 1896


Jan. 25, 1896

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Workmen are employed in taking the engine and boilers out of the wrecked steamer Calvin, now on the rocks off Knapp's Point. The engine is in good condition, but the boiler, which is thirty years old, is being broken and drawn up in sections to be sold for old iron.

The annual meeting of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company will take place at Montreal on Tuesday. Ald. James Stewart, local manager, will attend the meeting.

p.3 District Dashes - George A. Rowe, Greenbush, has been appointed light keeper on Telegraph Island, near Northport.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jan 1896