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

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p.1 An End To Competition - Cleveland, March 1st - A meeting of the representatives of the shipyards on the great lakes was held in this city yesterday to discuss the proposed consolidation of shipyard interests. It is stated that the deal will undoubtedly be consummated and put at an end competition in vessel building on the lakes.

p.2 A Fine Affair - The new bar on the steamer North King is about completed. It is the finest of the kind on any boat sailing on the river St. Lawrence or Lake Ontario.

Jack Frost the Winner - J. Bell Carruther's Ice Yacht Gets Calvin-Macnee Trophy - high winds, the Jack Frost, Whistlewing, Blizzard and Vivid competed. (1/2 column)

Personal Mention - John Donnelly, jr. returned last night from Toronto where he was superintending repairs and improvements to the steamer Eurydice.

Paragraphs of Sport - more on ice yachting; March issue of "Outing," a New York sporting magazine, gives 3 1/2 columns describing the international ice yacht race for the Walker cup sailed here in early February.



A rumor is afloat which to some extent casts a reflection on the ability of Captain Maudsley to command a steamer, and to which exception is taken by local officials of the Montreal transportation company. The report says that when the barges Selkirk and Melrose broke away on Lake Huron last October the steamer Rosemount sailed on leaving the barges to their fate. This is untrue and was so proven at the recent trial at Detroit. When the hawsers parted the tremendous seas made it impossible for the steamer to pick up the boats. Capt. Maudsley at once hove to and dropped anchor in thirty fathoms of water. At five o'clock the following morning, the wind having abated, he started to find the drifting boats. The Selkirk was found to be at safe anchorage between Thunder Bay and North Point. Going up the lake he found the Melrose in company with the steamers Prince and Lindsay about three miles off Middle Island. Seeing that she was in safe hands he headed for Detroit to take on coal, his supply having been somewhat depleted, after which he returned to pick up his consorts.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The channel south of the point at which the new light is being placed on Snake Island shoals, has a depth of twenty-two feet, 150 feet immediately south of the light.

John Cherry, Barriefield, will sail as mate of the steamer Alexandria next season.

It is said that R.O. and W.B. Mackay, Hamilton, will take over the propeller Myles next season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1899