p.2 Yachting - The Lake Yacht Racing Association rendezvous regatta to be held here next summer will bring forty yachts, which will carry on an average of five yachtsmen, so at least 200 "whitewing" followers will be here. It is understood, too, that at the same time, a delegation of the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club of Montreal will come up with their racing machines, and put on a few exhibitions. There are no yachts in the L.Y.R.A. to compete with the Montrealers, whose Seawanhaka cup vessels are simply machines on the same line as the America's Cup competitors. The L.Y.R.A. got rid of such craft long ago, and allows only "miniature ships," ie. yachts of the schooner type, which are of use as cruisers. That is the proper kind of boat for racing purposes. The "machines" are utterly useless for cruising purposes.
It is proposed to hold the regatta during the last two days of the first week of August and the first two days of the second week, thus holding the visiting yachtsmen over Sunday. Excursions will be arranged from Thousand Island points, and altogether a fine yachting week will be experienced.
Annual Meeting - At the annual meeting of the Montreal Tranpsortation company, in Montreal, on Thursday, Bartlett McLennan was elected president and G.M. Kinghorn secretary. Additional directors are: F. Robertson, A. Kingman, T.A. Crane, A.E. Ogilvie and J.A. Cuttle. Reports of the year's work were satisfactory.
R. & O. Company - annual meeting to be held on Feb. 18th; past year was the most successful in history.
Jan. 23, 1904