Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Feb 1909
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The Lake Levels.

The United States lake survey reports that during the month of January Lake Ontario fell 3 3/4 inches. It is 18 3/4 inches lower than in January last year, and two inches lower than the average January stage for the past ten years. In 1862, it was 23 1/4 inches higher, and in 1886 29 1/4 inches higher. In January 1906, it was 16 1/2 inches lower. During February the lake is expected to rise 3/4 of an inch.

p.5 Capts. Dix and Barnhart are in Toronto attending the grand council of the Canadian Association of Master Mariners.

News of the World - The officials of the Canadian freight carrying lines on the great lakes have gotten together and regular tariff rates will be maintained. Three companies will operate all the boats between Montreal and Fort William and Port Arthur, the Canadian Lake Line, the Merchants' and Mutual line and the Inland Navigation company.

p.6 Will Be Fixed In March - The Eastern Yacht Racing association will meet in Watertown, N.Y., on March 5th, when dates for the regatta next summer, as well as the place, will be fixed. Kingston, Picton and Trenton all want the event. The dates for the George Cup races will be determined. On the evenning of March 5th the Crescent Yacht Club will hold the annual banquet, to which all delegates will be welcomed.

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10 Feb 1909
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Feb 1909