The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Mar 1896

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p.1 International Ice Race - Cape Vincent boats carried off the prizes. (full column)

p.4 Reported Ice-Boat Mishap - Uno of Cape Vincent upset while returning home last night.

March 11, 1896

p.1 Was Won By The Pastime - another ice-yacht race for trophy presented by Commodore and vice-commodore.

p.3 Wolfe Island Enjoyments - March 10th - more details of accident to Cape Vincent ice-yacht.

p.4 Want Ten Per Cent Increase - Cleveland, March 11th - About 250 boiler makers employed in the Cleveland and Globe ship yards went on strike yesterday for an increase of ten per cent in wages. The strike threatens to extend to all the workmen in the works, amounting to 1,500.

March 12, 1896

p.1 Wasn't Ideal Ice Boating - winds too heavy for light boats; details of race.

An Ice-Boat Accident - during race B.W. Folger ran into crack at 50 m.p.h., and was thrown off and injured.

Incidents of the Day - Thomas P. Thompson, inspector of steamship boilers, was in Cobourg yesterday inspecting the repairs being made to the steamer Iona. He arrived home last night. The wind was very high at Cobourg, he says, and the seas rolled in, in mountainous waves, breaking over the piers at the docks.

March 13, 1896

p.1 Sporting Paragraphs - five references to ice-yachting.

March 14, 1896

p.1 Masters and Engineers - Garden Island fleet: steamers D.D. Calvin, Capt. A.H. Malone, engineer, Thos. C. Smith; Chieftain, Capt. David Lefave, sr., engineer, Thomas Gray; William Johnston, Capt. David Lefave, jr., engineer, Edward Felix; Armenia, Charles Coons, engineer James McGillivray; Reginald, Capt. John Sullivan, engineer, John Kennedy; Bothnia, Capt. George O'Brien, engineer, George Booth; Traveller, Capt. Alphonse Cossette, engineer, George Sauve; Hiram, Capt. Ephraim Martin, engineer, John Simons; schooners, Ceylon, Capt. Fred Roguey; Norway, Capt. James Crosby; Valencia, Capt. John Ferguson; Augustus, Capt. Joseph Achie.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Mar 1896