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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Feb 1900

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Kingston Yacht Won.

The ice yacht race this morning between Kingston and Cape Vincent clubs for the Walker Cup was not finished in the time limit. There was a light north-west wind blowing in puffs. If the ice had been clear of snow the ice race would have been all right for the Kingston yacht Whistlewing, owned by W.C. Kent, finished one half minute after the time limit. The yachts representing the clubs were:

Cape Vincent - Ruth (C.J. Roat); Shark (W. Dodge); Dart (Charles Shaw).

Kingston - Jack Frost (J.D. Carruthers); Snow Cloud (H.S. Folger); Whistlewing (W.C. Kent).

The course was a triangular one and the distance twelve miles. From the home buoy in front of the yacht club house, thence to a buoy at Channel Grove, thence to a buoy opposite the penitentiary and then home was the course. The Dart led at the start, but was soon overtaken by the Whistlewing which led for the remainder of the race. At the end of the first round the yachts passed the home buoy in this order: Whistlewing, Snow Cloud, Dart, Jack Frost, Ruth, Shark. The second round resulted: Whistlewing three quarters of a mile ahead, Jack Frost, Snow Cloud, Dart, Ruth. The Shark dropped out.

The Whistlewing finished first, closely followed by the Jack Frost. The Dart got in a few minutes later, while the Snow Cloud lay becalmed half a mile away.

Another race was called for half-past two o'clock this afternoon.

The ice yacht race called for this afternoon had to be cancelled until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow; the Cape Vincent ice yachtsmen refused to race in the light wind.

Feb. 20, 1900

p.1 International Yacht Race - ice yachts finished in this order: 1 - Jack Frost, J.B. Carruthers; 2 - Whistlewing, W. Kent; 3 - Snow Cloud, H.S. Folger.

p.5 Our Washington Letter - enormous trade on the Great Lakes; figures on trade passing through the Sault Ste. Marie canal; interest in Canadian plan to deepen Welland canal to eighteen feet.

p.6 Again There Was No Race - again lack of wind.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Feb 1900