The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Feb 1907

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Ice Yacht Racing.

In former winters there has always been the cry that the snowfall has made the sport of iceboating impossible. This year, however, the owners of boats have been very tardy in rigging their boats, and as yet, the whole of them are not ready. The club has two or three fine challenge cups, and it seems too bad that there should not be races to decide the ownership of these cups as specified by the different donors. Up to Saturday the ice in the harbor has been in excellent condition for racing and at present, though there is a couple of inches of snow on it, the boats will not be impeded. If the authorities of the ice yacht club would make a start, or announce when the races were to be given it would serve as a stimulus to those owners who have not rigged out their boats yet.

It is a pretty sight to see the boats in the harbor where many are to be seen these days skimming along the icy surface in all directions. There are some fine specimens in the hands of local enthusiasts and if the club races are run off the results ought to be fast and close.

May Get 20-Foot Channel.

Government Engineer Fuller has about completed his shoal soundings in the upper harbor, and will now begin the work of taking soundings below Cataraqui bridge, to find out what rock bottom exists in that part of the harbor. In the sounding chart prepared twelve years ago, by the late T.O. Bolger, rock was found only in two places, and at a depth of twelve feet. In most of the other sections the water was clear to a depth of fourteen and sixteen feet. It may be possible to get a twenty-foot channel without dredging.

Day's Episodes - The yacht Skylark, owned by Hon. Clifford Sifton, now in Kingston, has been sold to Capt. Robert Carnegie, the latter in turn selling the house recently erected by him near Assinaboine Lodge to Hon. Mr. Sifton. Capt. Carnegie, with his wife and son, will shortly move to Kingston, where he will take command of one of the Folger boats the coming season.

p.3 Richelieu Report - Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company's annual statement sent to shareholders; to establish insurance fund (details).

p.4 The Golspie Case - Although the report of Capt. Donnelly, who investigated the Golspie disaster, exonerates the officers of the vessel, the crown attorney is bound by the finding of the coroner's jury to put the machinery of the law in motion. [Toronto Globe]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Feb 1907