The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jan 1897

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An Energetic and Thoughtful Reeve.

Wolfe Island, Jan. 7th - To The Editor:

Evidently H. Davis, the new reeve of Wolfe Island, is the "right man in the right place." Immediately on finding that the steamer Paul Smith was incapable of making the trip yesterday he requested the Pierrepont to come to the rescue of the passengers who wished to cross between the islands and Kingston. Her owners complied with the request.


He Stands By His Guns - The 'Amateur Athletic', published in New York, has a portrait on its cover of Capt. A.H. Lee, vice-commodore of Kingston yacht club; devotes several columns to the possible ice-yacht race on Hudson; looks forward to future competition.

Sporting Paragraphs - Cape Vincent has half a dozen new ice-yachts this season.

p.4 A Veteran Captain Dead - Windsor, Jan. 7th - Capt. George Irving, 81; built several boats at the Sault Ste. Marie canal for E.B. Ward of Detroit.

Jan. 8, 1897

p.1 Steamboat War Renewed - Alexandria Bay Steamboat Co. vs. Thousand Island Steamboat company - over refusal to permit dockage, etc.

Jan. 9, 1897

p.1 Ferry Steamers Raced - The ferry steamers Paul Smith and Pierrepont engaged in an exciting race from their respective wharves to Wolfe Island this forenoon. The Paul Smith had a clear start of her rival, but the Pierrepont gradually drew up on her and reached her destination an easy winner. The race was witnessed by large crowds of spectators from different points of vantage in the city.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The dimensions of J.B. Carruthers' new American ice yacht Jack Frost are: Length over all 23, feet; across plank, 14 feet, 6 inches; length of boom, 22 feet; gaff, 8 feet; hoist, 12 feet; sail area, 330 feet. The Jack Frost is built on about the same lines and is about the size of the Pastime but is much lighter.

It Kept The Boat Back - Capt. Hinckley, of the str. America, took on 300 excursionists at Cape Vincent and headed for Kingston; a big storm hit and even at full speed he could make no headway

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jan 1897