The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1897

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p.2 Sank With Flags Flying - account of schooner Simcoe being chased by American fleet during war of 1812.

Arranged For Prosecutions - Capt. T. Donnelly returned yesterday from Lindsay and Port Perry, where he has been for a couple of days past arranging for the prosecution of several boat owners and masters by the department of marine and fisheries for infraction of certain provisions of the steamboat act.

p.6 Elevator and Vessels Burned - Buffalo, March 11th - Ryan elevator at foot of Ferry street burned; twenty canal boats and two schooners damaged.

Snips - The Canadian marine association will meet at Toronto tomorrow.

March 12, 1897

p.2 Decided To Retire - After a lifetime spent on the water Capt. A. McMaugh has decided to retire. He has successfully commanded every boat of large proportions built by or for the M.T. company, his last charge being the new steamer Rosemount. His place will be taken by Capt. Mawdsley, who was last season in command of the steamer Bannockburn. Capt. Irwin, St. Catharines, late of the steamer Tilley and other large western craft, will sail the steamer Bannockburn.

March 13, 1897


Amended The Regulations.

Some months ago Capt. T. Donnelly sent to the department of marine, at Ottawa, a protest against the rules relative to the equipment of Canadian and American steamboats, enacted by the American authorities. The protest was timely and effectual, as is shown by copies of the amended rules and regulations which were this morning received by Capt. Donnelly from Capt. M.J. Galvin, of Buffalo, N.Y., and which are much more fair and equitable than the original rules. Capt. Galvin asks Capt. Donnelly to notify all Canadian vessel owners who are interested, in order that trouble and difficulty may be avoided, and Capt. Donnelly is now doing so. Capt. Galvin is ever ready and willing to give information and advice to Canadian mariners and is very popular with them.

p.4 International Ice Yacht Race - won by Cape Vincent boat Spook. (details)

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1897