The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Feb 1906

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p.2 Is On Exhibition - the Sir Thomas Lipton competition cup, presented to the Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago for competition in the 21 foot cabin class, is on display; they held it in 1903-4 and the Country Club of Detroit in 1904-5.

Yacht Club Offer - of $12,000 for the Cameron estate accepted, so the club will remain at its present location. (1/2 column)

p.7 Rockport, Feb. 6th - The steamer Victoria, owned by the Rockport Navigation company, has sunk near Star Island, where she was anchored for the winter.

Feb. 8, 1906

p.5 Picton's Hope - The Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg and the Grand Trunk railways have let a contract for the construction of a ferry, capable of carrying 8,000 tons and 100 passengerrs to make two daily trips between Charlotte and Port Hope....

Feb. 9, 1906

p.3 To Build Five Yachts - five gasoline yachts for the Mackenzie & Mann company for Bala, Muskoka, to be built by Davis & Sons.

Feb. 10, 1906

p.1 May Own Boat - Ogdensburg, Feb. 10th - Capt. D.H. Lyon, president of Canadian Pacific Car and Passenger Transfer company, offers to sell ferry to Brockville and Morrisburg so they can run it the way they want. (details)



In Regard to Towing American Vessels.

Detroit, Feb. 10th - A Washington despatch says a friendly suit to settle a doubtful point of law regarding the towing of American vessels in home waters by a foreign tug, will be shortly be filed in Michigan by the United States attorney for the eastern district of that state, as the result of a request to the department of justice by the department of commerce and labor, the case in point being the Canadian tug Florence, whose master was charged at Port Huron, with operating in American waters without a license, thereby subjecting himself to a fine. The law is specific in its provision that no foreign tug shall tow American vessels, except when a part of the trip is made in foreign waters. The master of the Florence claims that in passing from Lake Erie to Lake Huron he was in foreign (Canadian) waters, while in the channel opposite Amherstburg. The department of commerce maintains the exception is only in the case of foreign tugs towing from a foreign to a United States port or vice versa.

p.5 With Ice Yachtsmen - Ice-boating is "it" these days, and nearly all the enthusiasts have rigged up their yachts and are out on the lake skidding before the breezes. The ice down the river is in the better condition for the sport, as up the bay there are a number of cracks. Capt. Louis Larush, of Wolfe Island, has made the trip to Cape Vincent, via the foot of the island, and says that sailing was great and the ice smooth as glass. Howard S. Folger and H.B. Mills went down to Clayton, N.Y., yesterday, in two hours, became windbound and had to remain over until today for the return trip. In all likelihood some races will be pulled off next week, providing weather and ice conditions remain favorable.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Feb 1906