The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1897

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p.1 Raising The Massena - Brockville, April 21st - During last night the wrecking apparatus, including pontoons arrived at Maitland from Ogdensburg to release the sunken Massena. The placing of the chains was not an easy task, but she will be afloat, it is expected, in a few hours.



The Amateur Athlete, which manifested during the past winter an interest in Kingston ice-yachting matters that was very unusual on the part of a Yankee publication and which at first took the side of Capt. A.H. Lee, R.M.C., against the local ice-yacht club, has this to say editorially in the issue of the 15th inst., regarding the resolution moved and seconded by J.H. Macnee and E.C. Gildersleeve, respectively, at a recent meeting of the club, and enacting that in future all prized donated to the club shall become the property of the club until the conditions under which they were presented shall have been complied with:

"This is a perfectly correct resolution, to the effect that a cup given to the club by a member should be governed by club rules, and the decision of the race committee of said club should be final. After protests have been filed before club time limit, unless this is the case, it is purely a personal race and cannot be sailed under club rules. The general opinion among ice yachtsmen in the east is that Capt. Lee is on the port tack. Now let the 'sea-lawyers' go to blue water, through the shoals without a pilot.

" 'If the Lee cup was sailed for under the Kingston I.C.Y.C.', said an eastern expert, 'it is the club's property, and the race committee's decision is final, and there is no question about that either, mate.' "


The sloop Madcap loaded lumber today and cleared for Bath.

The sloop Laura D. arrived light from Cape Vincent this morning.

The steamer Nichols, with a cargo of pulp wood, cleared for Dexter, N.Y., this morning.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is at Clarke Bros.' malt house with coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Minnedosa entered the government dry-dock this morning to have her hull caulked.

W. Cockburn is placing a new boiler in the tug Thistle. The work is being done at the foot of Queen street.

Repairs to the tug Thomson are about complete. She is the last of the M.T. Co.'s tugs to be ready for sea going.

The M.T. Co.'s plant is in readiness to receive its first consignment of grain, which is expected to arrive tomorrow morning.

The forwarding companies expect a busy season and every preparation has been made for the speedy dispatch of grain-laden craft.

The steamer Rosemount was coaled up today. She will clear tomorrow for Fort William, having in tow the schooner Minnedosa.

The steamer Bannockburn was the first boat to pass through the Welland canal this season. The schooner Dunn went through with her.

The steamer Glengarry will clear light for Fort William tomorrow. Returning she will pick up her old consort, the schooner Minnedosa.

As soon as the lower canals open the M.T. Co. will have a fleet of grain-laden barges ready to be floated through, en route to the seaboard.

The steamers Ketchum and Samoa with consorts Churchill, Ourn (Owen ?), Celtic and Paisley, Chicago, corn laden,passed through the Welland canal yesterday bound to this port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1897