The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Feb 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Edward Charles, of this city, was this afternoon engaged by the owners of the steamer St. Andrew, in course of construction at Owen Sound, to put a steel arch in that vessel. Mr. Charles has had an extensive experience in this line of work in Kingston.

Doings of the Ice Yacht Club -

Feb. 6, 1896

p.1 Incidents of the Day - When navigation opens T.Hazlett will enter upon the duties of engineer on the str. Melbourne.

Feb. 7, 1896

p.1 Personal Mention - Capt. Archie McMaugh will have charge of the M.T. Co.'s new steamer Rosemount. Capt. G.W. Maudesley will have command of the str. Bannockburn.

Ship Owner's Visit - James Playfair, of Toronto, president of the Muskoka Navigation Co., and A.P. Cockburn, also of Toronto, and who is manager of the above named company, were in the city, yesterday, on business connected with the building of a steam-yacht which Davis & Son are constructing for them. J.B. Playfair, son of James Playfair, named above, was also in town attending to matters relative to the construction of the new steamer St. Andrew, in course of construction at Owen Sound and of which he is owner. The visitors were shown about the city by Ald. Donnelly, and left for home last night.

Incidents of the Day - In the big blow of Dec. 31st, in which the str. H.A. Calvin was wrecked, two barges, Ontario and Rosedelina, drifted away from the wharf at the Soulanges canal and sank on the shore at Isle Perrot. They will probably be broken up when the ice in the Ottawa river starts to move in the spring. Capt. Donnelly, yesterday, received a chart showing the location of the two barges.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Feb 1896