The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Dec 1896

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p.1 Sporting Notes - ice yacht club too busy to challenge Hudson River ice yacht club; this season they have three cups to race for, besides club races.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. William Warren, Clayton, has the credit of making the last sailing trip this season. He cleared from Grenadier Island on December 18th with the sloop Crazy Boy, with a cargo of gravel for Prescott. The captain expects to return to Clayton and make a couple of trips to Alexandria Bay with lumber.


The Answers Quickly Given.

Wolfe Island, Dec. 23rd - To The Editor:

In reply to Engineer, re. Wolfe Island ferry, would answer as follows:

Query No. 1 - Yes; but virtue of seal expires June 21st, 1897.

Query No. 2 - Yes; in Ontario Gazette four times; in Daily British Whig four months.

Query No. 3 - The Paul Smith exceeds requirements demanded by governor and the people who will use her are more than satisfied.

As to breaking ice - Yes, if it is as thin as the hypocritical pretentions of "Engineer" for the welfare of Wolfe Island.

Query No. 4 - If Wolfe Islanders are men and not Chinamen the council individually will assume all costs.

D. McRae.

Thousand Island Park, Dec. 21st - ....Capt. E.G. Robbins is building a new sloop at Grenell Island. Stillman Dano has purchased Henry Robbins' half interest in the sloop Dolphin and is now sole owner. J.R. Robinson, contractor, made Kingston a visit last week with the sloop Dolphin and returned with a load of lumber.

p.4 An Ice Boat With A Purpose - constructed by fisherman to get back and forth from the winter fishing grounds.

General Paragraphs - The department of marine is calling for tenders for the removal of the hull of the United States vessel Grand Traverse, wrecked towards the close of navigation near Colchester reef, in Lake Erie. The wreck lies directly in the channel. The department considers it important that the route should be cleared before the opening of navigation next spring.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Dec 1896