The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1899

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p.2 Sporting Paragraphs - The Cape Vincent boats taking part in the Walker challenge cup race on the harbor are owned as follows: Shark, R. Dodge; Dart, Charles Shaw, and Sprite, W.E. Dodge. The sailors are the guests of the local club.


Won By Kingston Boats.

Kingston ice yacht club has won the Walker trophy as a result of its contest with Cape Vincent boats. On Monday the Kingston boats finished first. They did the same today.

The race was called at 2:30 o'clock on the course off Macdonald Park. It was triangular and was twelve miles in length. The boats started at 2:30 o'clock.

The finish was: Jack Frost, 3:04 o'clock; Blizzard 3:05; Breeze, 3:05:01; Dart, 3:06:45; Sprite, 3:07:30; Shark, 3:09.

The Cape Vincent club cannot challenge again this winter. Another club may.

Feb. 2, 1899


Montreal Transportation Company.

The annual meeting of the Montreal transportation company was held yesterday at Montreal, Hugh McLennan presiding. Satisfactory financial statements were presented, showing a large increase in business during the year. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Hugh McLennan, president; Andrew Allan, vice-president; directors, W.W. Ogilvie, G.M. Kinghorn, D.G. Thomson, Thomas Crean, B.M. Britton.

p.8 Late Afternoon Events - Capt. Gowan is making preparations to have repairs made to the steamer Resolute. The work will be done by R. Davis & Sons.

Feb. 3, 1899

p.1 To Have It Speedily Completed - Goderich, Feb. 3rd - harbor to be dredged to twenty feet as soon as ice is broken up.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company will apply to parliament for power to increase the capital. This year the steamer Hamilton and Algerian will go on the freight route, Hamilton to Montreal.

Improving A Steamer.

The steamer Algerian is undergoing extensive improvements at Sorel, where she is on the marine ways. Her upper works are being improved so as to increase the sleeping accommodation. At the same time more space will be created for freight. When the Algerian makes her appearance on the route next summer her entire upper works will be new, and she will hardly be recognized from her many improvements.

p.3 New Steamer For Islands - steamer Toronto to be operated by the R. & O. navigation company between Toronto, Charlotte and Montreal tri-weekly. [Rochester Dem. & Chron.]

p.4 May Be On New Route - A rumor is in circulation that the steamer Empress of India will be found on a new route next season. It is understood that with the improvements which are being made, she will be just the boat for the run from Niagara, Toronto and Kingston. She will be lengthened to 220 feet, which will give her a carrying capacity for about 1,000 passengers.

p.6 Asked For Release - Capt. Thomas Donnelly, examiner of hulls, etc., has requested the minister of marine and fisheries to release him from further duties. Upon being granted his freedom he will enter the employment of the inland Lloyds as inspector and insurance adjustor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1899