The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Feb 1901

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p.2 Building A New Yacht - Mr. Nicholls, New York, who owns the handsome summer residence on Howe Island, will dispose of his steam yacht Castanet. It has been stated that she may fall into the hands of the Folgers to be used for rambles among the islands. Mr. Nicholls has already given the contract for a new boat, to cost $25,000. The new craft will be very speedy as well as handsome.

Feb. 12, 1901

p.3 Repairing The Lighthouse - B.H. Fraser, C.E., of the dominion department of marine and fisheries, arrived in the city this morning from Ottawa to resume work on the Snake Island shoal light. The breakwater will be repaired and extended and the lighthouse repaired. Twenty five or thirty men will be at once put to work. The ice around the lighthouse is now about eighteen inches thick.

Feb. 13, 1901

p.6 Cordially Received - Captain Donnelly joined marine delegation at Ottawa to inform government of their needs.

Feb. 14, 1901

p.3 Boats For the Lakes - 61 now building or under order.

p.5 Incidents Of The Day - Kingston foundry building two engines for M.T. Co. tug Bronson.

To Build Steel Tug - M.T. Co. need to replace Walker, which foundered in fall of 1899.

Feb. 15, 1901

p.2 To Remain Here - book-keeper of Booth Fish Co. to look after local operations.

p.6 Incidents Of The Day - 16 labourers and 12 carpenters to start work on lighthouse on Snake Island shoal.

Feb. 16, 1901


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Feb 1901