p.1 Hamilton May Get The Genesee - Rochester, March 20th - A number of well-known yachtsmen of Hamilton, Ont., have formed a syndicate to purchase the Genesee, the Rochester boat that defeated the Beaver for the Canada cup in 1899, and the boat will be added to the R.H.Y.C.'s fleet this summer. The Beaver is also owned in Hamilton. J.H. Fearnside bought the boat last year and has since had her overhauled and placed in first class shape. The Genesee was built at Boston in 1899, by Hanley, a designer of fame.
It was a fine sight last fall, when the ice jammed up to a height of twenty feet at the King street breakwater, but much wilder is the scene at Nine Mile Point, where the ice has formed into a barrier which in places appears at least thirty feet in height. Beyond this barrier the lake appears to be open, the white topped waves stretching off to the horizon. When the ice once begins to give, as at present, a steady blow from the west will force the ice into the harbor, and if a constant south-wester blew for a few days a serious ice jam might easily take place. Last year navigation opened on April 9th, and as the open water may already be seen, the harbor may easily be free of ice by that date.
R. Bajus, chief engineer of the M.T. Co.'s tug Glide, and a gang of men are employed fitting out the vessel for the opening of navigation.
Capt. Montgomery is making some alterations to his schooner Dominion. The vessel is being given a general overhauling, and will be put in first class condition for the summer.
Capt. Oliver is having a coat of paint put on his schooner Trade Wind.
Thomas McEwen, of Toronto, has accepted the position of second mate on the steamer Caspian.
p.5 Another Golspie Inquiry - The minister of marine has decided to hold a second and fuller investigation into the wreck of the Golspie following the preliminary investigation held shortly after the wreck by Capt. Donnelly, Kingston. Mr. Brodeur is of opinion that the facts brought out warrant the holding of a more searching inquiry.