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

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p.1 A Boat Without A Country - an American buying a foreign built vessel must get the consent of Congress and the President to register it as American.

p.2 The Weather Just Right - the ice boats made very fast runs. (full column)

March 6, 1896

p.3 Wolfe Island Council - March 2nd - ...Moved by Mosier-Barker that this council call attention of lieutenant-governor-in-council to the alleged application of Garden Island for a ferry license between that point and Kingston; and strongly protest against the issuance of same, inasmuch as it will go far to shut out competition for the Wolfe Island and Kingston ferry, and cripple ferry accommodation generally. As boat calls at said Garden Island, on its way to and from Kingston, it would seem uncalled for in the best interests of the travelling public. We would further call his honor's attention to the fact that a speedy issuance of the license, as applied for, would be to the best interest of said ferry....

He Slept At His Post - tells the story of the wheelsman on str. City of Buffalo running from Buffalo to Erie; he fell asleep at wheel and the steamer almost ran ashore.

March 7, 1896

p.1 Sporting Notes - many items about ice-yachting.

A Ride On An Ice Boat - Mrs. Gascoigne, wife of the commandant of the Canadian forces, given a spin around harbor by H.S. Folger in his ice-yacht Now Then and by W.C. Kent in his ice-yacht Icicle.

March 9, 1896

p.1 Had An Adventure - Capt. Wm. Power, while travelling on str. Canada on Lake Erie, helped repair steering-wheel chains.

Sporting Paragraphs - five items related to ice-yachts.

The Race Today - the international ice-yacht race won by Ruth, owner C.H. Roat, Cape Vincent; 2nd was Sprite, owned by R. Dodge, Cape Vincent; third was Icicle owned by W.C. Kent.

p.4 Wolfe Islanders Kick - harbor master McCammon reports that islanders are complaining about ice yachts running too close to track from island to city, and scaring the horses.

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