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

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Feb. 10, 1896

p.1 No More Ice Yachting - too much snow; ice-yachts Flash and Arrow mentioned.

Feb. 11, 1896

p.1 The Very Newest Ice Boat - owned by H.S. Folger; description.

p.2 Wolfe Island Township Council - Feb. 2nd - ....Moved by W.H. Woodman, seconded by T.E. Baker, and resolved, that the clerk apply to the lieutenant-governor in council for a renewal of license of ferry between Wolfe Island and the city of Kingston from the first of June, 1897, for a period of seven years, covering the same limit as present license.

Feb. 12, 1896

p.4 Hard On The Rocks - Simcoe, Ont., Feb. 12th - The car ferry Shenango No. 1, of the Conneut -Port Dover line, is hard on the rocks to the east of the lighthouse pier, at Port Dover. If a sea should spring up from the south-west she would be in great danger of breaking up. She blew in there in Tuesday's gale.

Feb. 13, 1896


Feb. 14, 1896

p.1 Life Savers At Cape Vincent - The Life Savers Record, a journal devoted to the interest of the national and volunteer life-saving associations, gives the list of names of the crews along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the interior, among them Cape Vincent station: Capt. Joseph Peo; first lieut. A. Horn; second lieut. Wayne B. Brewster; and third lieut. John Flake, commanding the following members of the crew, Forsythe Ingalls, George Downey, Anthony Seymour, John Fields, John Phillips, Joseph Strong, James Stanley, Leon Peo, Winfield Brewster, Benjamin Dodge, George McDonald, William Ross, Stanley Augestus, and Charles Roats. Thirty five boats are enlisted in the service.

p.4 Marine Paragraphs - The steamer Island Belle, at Ogdensburg, is having a new engine, new shaft and steel keelsons put in. Her speed, it is expected, will be increased by two or three miles an hour.

The U.S. Navy department has issued a guide for mariners on the great lakes. It includes 150 pages minutely descriptive of every course from Port Huron to Kingston, Canada, embellished with colored charts and other information not hitherto obtainable by lake navigators.

The R. & O. Navigation Co. - Montreal, Feb. 14th - annual meeting to be held next Tuesday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Feb 1896