The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Mar 1904

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p.2 Is Not Any Opposition - A Wolfe Islander, noting Reeve Fawcett's letter, re alleged opposition to the ferry scheme by the agitation for the deepening of the Wolfe Island canal, says the reeve is needlessly agitated. This Wolfe Island ratepayer says he is a supporter of both schemes. The deepening of the canal will be of great assistance to the new municipal steamer, inasmuch as it will enable the craft to make use of it to make Cape Vincent a daily port of call, which she will not be able to do under present conditions. Besides, if the canal was available for navigation, it would aid tourist travel, and would be beneficial alike to Wolfe Islanders and the city of Kingston.

p.4 A Late Season - One year ago the steamer Pierrepont made her first passage from the city to Wolfe Island, experiencing not much difficulty in the voyage. Today she is frozen in in about two feet thickness of ice, and is not likely to stir a wheel for a month to come. Last March, on the 18th, citizens sowed sweet peas in the open, but they will not be able to do so this year.


Senator Fulford's New Steam Yacht Cangarda.

[Brockville Recorder]

Mention has already been made in these columns of the recent purchase by Senator Fulford, in New York, of a new steam yacht. From a description of the yacht, which now bears the name Cangarda, this will be the finest yacht on the St. Lawrence. She was designed by H.C. Winteringham, and built of steel by Pusey & Jones, of Wilmington, Delaware, in 1901, so she is almost new. Her dimensions are: length over all, 130 feet; on water line 105 feet; beam 17 feet 9 inches; depth, 10 feet 4 inches; draught, 7 feet. There are on her four state rooms, two bath rooms, large dining room on deck and an after social hall. The yacht is finished throughout in mahogany and white, is lighted by electricity and equipped with a storage battery. She is schooner rigged and carries three boats and a naptha launch, the latter being also finished in mahogany. Her engines are triple expansion, with cylinders 9 x 14 1/2 and 24 x 14. The boiler is an Almy water tube.

Capt. Donnelly, of Kingston, says the Cangarda is the finest yacht in New York harbor.

Had A Fine Sail - Yesterday several ice yachtsmen made a trip far out into Lake Ontario, past Pigeon Island lighthouse, and to within sighting distance of Sackett's Harbor, N.Y. They found the ice fairly smooth and enjoyed the trip very much.

A Record Run - Saturday a couple of local ice yachtsmen made a remarkably quick run. Leaving here at eleven o'clock, they made Clayton in splendid time. After spending a few minutes there, they headed for Cape Vincent, where they had dinner, afterwards turning homewards. From the foot of Wolfe Island to the yacht clubhouse, a distance of 15 miles, they covered in record time of sixteen minutes. The ice was rough in places, but on the whole the going was fairly good.

p.5 Fifty Years Ago - some steamers which had early spring departures.

Council of Wolfe Island - David J. Leslie engaged as engineer for the ferry steamer at $500 for the season, subject to an agreement to be entered into between him and the municipality; on motion E. Briceland and Dr. McCarthy appointed a committee to interview the governments for financial aid for Wolfe Island ferry. On motion the council were appointed a committee to wait on the county and city councils, and also present a petition to the citizens of Kingston for aid towards Wolfe Island ferry.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Mar 1904