The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1896

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Feb. 27, 1896

p.1 First Time Used Here - Workmen are engaged in the M.T. Co.'s ship yard shaping new spars for the schooner Melrose, now in course of construction here. The spars are of British Columbia pine and are the first ever made here of that material. It is close grained and is straight as a rush, free from knots. The freight on the timber from British Columbia here was just twice the original cost of the material. The M.T. Co. has used this pine for deck planking before, but this is the first occasion it has been utilized for spars.

Incidents of the Day - The keel of the new str. Rosemount, for the M.T. Co., was laid in England on the 7th inst., and already the boat is in frame. Quick work that.

Feb. 28, 1896

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Extensive repairs are being made to the dredge Pontiac, at Morrisburg. Inspector Thompson looked over the work yesterday.

Feb. 29, 1906

p.4 Ottawa, Feb. 29th - The name of the str. City of Owen Sound has been changed to Saturn.

Gave Him A Present - second smoking concert held by ice-yacht club.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1896