The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Feb 1898

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p.1 Ran Into An Air Hole - Sanford Calvin in ice-boat.


Canadian Steamer Rosedale,

Recently Ashore on Charity Shoal, Lake Ontario.

Sealed proposals will be received up to February 22nd, 1898, for the Steamer Rosedale as she now lies in Dry Dock at Kingston, Ontario. The right is reserved to reject any or all tenders. Terms cash.

Tenders marked "Rosedale" may be addressed to the Western Assurance Co., Toronto, Ont.

p.2 The Ice-Yachter's Season - colder air has improved the condition of the ice and ice yachts take advantage.

p.6 To Erect An Elevator - H. Mooers & Co. of Kingston propose to build elevator at Goderich.

General Paragraphs - The Kingston and Montreal transportation company today placed forty men at work at Portsmouth repairing barges. There is a lively time in the old town again.

Feb. 15, 1898

p.3 City Fathers In Session - discuss feasibility of placing light on Murney Tower in Macdonald Park - "advised by mariners that a light placed on said tower would be of great service to vessels enterning the harbor, as after passing Four Mile light a light on Murney tower would lead by a safe channel between two dangerous shoals (Penitentiary and Myles) into the inner harbor; after passing said shoals the two range lights on Barriefield common give the line of deep water navigation;" Alds. Donnelly, Minnes and Elliott and Capt. Gaskin opposed to the idea.



The failure of the Knapp roller boat to do anything remarkable in the way of speed on Toronto bay last summer, when the experiment was tried with the $10,000 model built by the Polson company, has not discouraged the inventor in the least. On the contrary, Mr. Knapp has more faith in his idea than ever. He has been working on his new model at his home at Prescott and pretty soon the Polson company will commence the construction of the craft. The launching is expected to take place about July, at the Frederick street docks. Mr. Knapp says that his scheme has been endorsed by the British admiralty. He thinks himself that as a defensive power, his boat will eclipse anything yet invented. The model of 1897, which is still here, will be run down to Prescott as soon as the spring opens. [Toronto News]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Feb 1898