The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jan 1899

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p.1 Notice - The Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of the Calvin Company, Limited, will be held at the office of the Company, on Garden Island, on Tuesday, 14th February, 1899, at 1 o'clock p.m. ANTHONY MALONE, Secretary.

p.4 Pith of the News - Detroit and Cleveland shipbuilders have closed contracts for four steel freight steamers, 7,200 net tons capacity and of about $1,000,000 in aggregate value. The number of vessels under contract in lake shipyards number thirty-one and their value will be $4,170,000.

p.8 In Ice Yachting Circles - The ice yacht race concluded yesterday in the following order: J.B. Carruthers' yacht, Jack Frost, first; Sanford Calvin's yacht, Blizzard, second; and W.C. Kent's Whistlewing, third. The race was for a club pennant. Another run is called for this afternoon.

An ice yacht race occurs at Cape Vincent tomorrow. Several of the Kingston boats will go over to compete in the friendly struggle for championship. A big race takes place here on Saturday for the Walker cup.

Jan. 27, 1899



[Oswego Times]

The river and harbor bill, which was completed last Friday, will benefit Oswego in more ways than one. By an appropriation of $50,000 Cape Vincent will be able to have that which she has long been in need of and which will be of material advantage to Oswego vessels sailing between this city and the St. Lawrence ports, a good substantial breakwater. As things are now there is no place whatever at Cape Vincent for vessels to run in, but the water is filled with dangerous rocks, and boats are compelled to seek shelter either at Clayton twelve miles away or at Carleton Island. Sailors from this city say that the place is a dangerous one and the many disasters and shipwrecks which have occurred there testify to this fact. The appropriation, of course, will not be sufficient to cover the entire expense of a new breakwater, but it will give the improvement the start which will ultimately lead to its completion. As soon as the appropriation is available, which is thought to be about the first of July, the work at Cape Vincent will be commenced.

p.6 Ice Boating - details of race held yesterday; on Saturday a race for the Calvin-Macnee trophy will take place; on Monday the first race for the Walker cup will be held; Kingston sailors head for Cape Vincent today to race.

Jan. 28, 1899

p.8 Buffalo Barge Lost - South Norwalk, Conn., Jan. 28th - steam canal barge J.C. Austin, built at Lockport, N.Y., home port Buffalo, wrecked off Connecticut.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jan 1899