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

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p.1 Icicle Went To The Front - details of another ice yacht race (2/3 column).

Marine Paragraphs.

The str. Garden City, Toronto, has been sold to the Crystal Beach steamboat company, Buffalo, for $45,000.

Charters have been made, this week, in Chicago, of 120,000 bushels of corn to Ogdensburg at four cents f.o.b. in and out. Oats for the same port were chartered four and three-quarters cents.

The steamer Fearless, owned by W.K. Smith, which is tied up at the foot of Queen street, is receiving extensive repairs. The steamer will do service on the Rideau canal during the coming season.

A steamboat company is being organized to run steamers daily during the summer months between Belleville and Thousand Island ports. A captain of one of the R. & O. boats has been asked to take the management of the new line.

Messrs. M. McFaul, J. Rice and G. Boyd have reached Deseronto from Kingston. Mr. McFaul will be chief engineer for the Rescue; Mr. Rice chief engineer for the Deseronto, and Mr. Boyd chief engineer for the Reliance during the next season. These vessels will immediately be prepared for navigation.

p.2 An Elegant Yacht - Thousand Island Park, March 23rd - Capt. H. Robbins has completed the job of lengthening the Flying Cloud....Judge Kennedy's new yacht is planked up. She is designed after the handsome yacht Capt. Visgar. A.C. Duclon & Son, Alexandria Bay, are the designers. Capt. Josh Nunn, of Thousand Island Park, will command her....

p.4 Steamboat Inspection - In parliament on Wednesday Mr. Borden moved for copies of correspondence between E. Adams, Chairman of the board of steamboat inspectors, and the department of marine, relative to complaints by the former against Mr. Donnelly, hull inspector, at Kingston. The motion was agreed to.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1896