The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1898

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p.2 The R. & O.'s First Boats - the Hamilton and Montreal line to start May 1st; steamer Bohemian to take place of Passport.

p.4 The Captains Appointed - At the last meeting of the directors of the R. & O. company captains of the steamers were appointed as follows: Hamilton, Capt. Baker; Spartan, Capt. Grange; Corsican, Capt. Esford; Algerian, Capt. Dunlop; Bohemian, Capt. McGrath; Passport, Capt. McDonald.

Capt. McCoy Dying - Captain Bernard McCoy, once an officer on the Richelieu Navigation company, but for fifteen years a clerk at the parliament buildings, is dying at his home, 219 University street. It is not believed that he will survive the day. [Toronto Star]

p.6 Fell From A Dizzy Height - William Newman, a steeple climber and ship carpenter, while working at M.T Co's new elevator.

General Paragraphs - Captain George Booth left for Toronto yesterday to prepare the steamer Persia for the coming season.

The steamer Bohemian, of the R. & O. navigation company's line, is being remodelled for the lake route. She will sail between Toronto and Montreal with the steamers Corsican, Spartan and Algerian. The Passport and Columbian will run the Kingston and Montreal route.

March 9, 1898

p.3 Capt. Barnard McCoy died Monday. His remains were sent to Ogdensburg for burial. Capt. McCoy was, years ago, an officer in the Richelieu & Ontario Nav. Co. [Toronto Star]



The final pennant race in connection with the ice yacht club was sailed this morning over a ten mile course opposite the club house. The ice was in fairly good condition, although a little slushy. All the flyers lined up at the start and made a pretty break away. Blizzard took the lead and maintained it throughout. Unfortunately on the second lap one of the buoys was collided with. Blizzard hove to and the buoy was righted, nearly a minute being lost. Notwithstanding this delay, the Blizzard finished first in thirty-three minutes and fifteen seconds. Breeze rounded second, one minute and forty-five seconds later. Only half a minute elapsed between the rounding of the second, third and fourth yachts, Whistlewing holding third and Witch fourth places. The other tail enders were Pastime, Dolphin, Defiance.

Blizzard was disqualified and lost first position on account of fouling the buoy. Breeze was given first place. The pennant winners in classes are: First class, Slippery Jack, E.C. Gildersleeve, 9 points; Dolphin and Defiance, with 8 points each tied for second place. Second class, Whistlewing, W.C. Kent, thirteen points; Breeze, H.S. Folger, second with eight points. Third class, Starlight, C.G. Rothwell, five points; Moonshine, J.D. Craig, second, with three points.

At a meeting to be held at a later date the owners of the pennant winners will be presented with the trophies.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1898