p.3 The schooner L.S. Hammond has been sold to the Ogdensburg Coal & Towing company, Ogdensburg. She will be converted into a tow vessel and placed in their coal fleet.
Herbert M. McMaster, son of Capt. Frank McMaster, of this town, has passed his final examination and received a master's certificate entitling him to command a passenger steamer or sailing vessel on the great lakes. About two years ago he received his mate's certificate. Although he has been sailing for nine or ten years he is only twenty-one years of age and is, therefore, one of the youngest masters on the lakes. He passed a very severe examination before the board at Kingston, over which that exacting official, Capt. Thomas Donnelly, presides. Every year the department is more strict in its requirements, and the young captain is, therefore, the more deserving of his success, which is the reward of faithful study and careful attention to duty. It is a remarkable fact that he represents the fourth generation of the McMaster family as certified masters, his father, grandfather and great grandfather all having been captains of vessels.
Feb. 20, 1899
p.1 Capt. Simmons has made extensive repairs to the schooner Fabiola, which boat is now classed for grain.
Many of the boats in the harbor have been cut out of the ice. This is being done to prevent the oakum being pulled from the seams when the ice goes out in the spring.
A Year's Extension - Ogdensburg, N.Y., Feb. 20th - Fourteen foot navigation through the St. Lawrence system of canals for 1899 is now regarded as an impossibility. The contractors who are unable to push the Galoup rapids canal have laid the causes of delay before the Canadian government and are now granted an extension of time until the spring of 1900 to complete the work.
p.2 Incidents of the Day - "Outing" for February is interesting for ice yachtsmen - "A cut and description is given of a Kingston yacht, Howard S. Folger's Breeze, and the information offered of the dimensions of this successful boat will be an aid to builders."