The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1906

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March 2, 1906

p.1 Called To Duty - Detroit, March 2nd - captains and engineers ready to report at their boats at short notice; coal fleet from Erie ports will be a record maker.

p.2 Enjoying A Ride - Earl Grey, governor-general of Canada, and party, go for ride with boats of the Kingston Ice Yacht Club - the Jack Frost, Viking, Snow Beauty, Snow Cloud, North Wind and Broncho.

p.5 Where Captains Come From - Prince Edward would appear to be a valuable recruiting ground for captains of large steamers on Lake Ontario, as well as the upper lakes. Capt. Harvey Solmes commands the Corona; Capt. R. Clapp the Chicora; Capt. Bongard the Turbinia; Capt. W.E. Van Vlack, the Van Allen, and a large number of others who hold important positions on upper lake and other vessels. [Picton Gazette]

p.7 another letter to editor from M.A. McDonald, who is against James Potter's work at the Sailor's Snug Harbor.

March 3, 1906

p.3 A Steamer Robbed - a quantity of brass stolen from steamer Armenia, lying in winter quarters at the spile dock; entire engine had been stripped; should have watch kept on vessels during winter.

p.8 The New Steamer - Toronto, March 3rd - The new steamer of the Niagara Navigation company, the Cayuga, was launched at noon, today, from the yards of the Canadian Shipbuilding company. Everything went off without a hitch. The christening of the steamer was performed by Miss May Osler, daughter of E.B. Osler, M.P., one of the directors of the company. The Cayuga is a twin screw steamer, 318 feet long, with a capacity of 2,000 passengers, and a speed of twenty-two and one half miles an hour.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1906