The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1900

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p.1 The Northern navigation company, with headquarters at Collingwood, has absorbed the Beatty line of steamers, plying between Chicago and Collingwood.

p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Towers, of the steamer Lincoln, is in the city. He is a witness in the case of Craig vs. the Cornwall navigation company. Charles Cameron, Collingwood, manager of the Northern navigation company, is also in the city for the same purpose. Mr. Leach, Cornwall, of the firm of Leach and Pringle, will appear for defendants.



The first of the yacht races for the Calvin-Macnee trophy took place on Saturday afternoon. The yachts which started were: Kestrel (Dr. Black); Westend (Capt. Larush); Whistlewing (W.C. Kent); Vivid (J. Gaskin); Snowcloud (H.S. Folger); Typhoon (B.W. Folger, jr.); Defiance (J. Fisher). At 2:33 the start was made, a fair wind blowing. The Snowcloud ran the penitentiary buoy down, the Vivid did the same thing to the home buoy, and the Whistlewing became dismasted. Thus all three were out of the race. The Kestrel finished in thirty-four minutes, with the Westend second. The time at the finish was: Kestrel 3:07; Westend 3:08 1/2.

p.6 Kestrel Wins Pennant - There was an ice yacht race this morning for second class flyers. It resulted in the Kestrel, owned by Dr. Black, winning both race and pennant for the season; time, thirty-seven minutes. The other yachts finishing in order were: Whistlewing, W.C. Kent; Jack Frost, J.B. Carruthers; Vivid, J. Gaskin. The Snowcloud, H.S. Folger, broke down after rounding the first buoy. The Defender (sic), John Fisher, a first class yacht, went over the course and finished with the Kestrel, but not being competing, the win went for naught.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1900