The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Mar 1891

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p.1 The Steamer Sold - The steamer Kathleen, built by Mr. Bajus for service as a passenger boat on the Rideau river, was sold today for $10,500, which is about half what she cost. The company which purchased the boat will put her in service on Georgian Bay. She will carry passengers and freight. The Kathleen was not a profitable investment for her owners, and they had to abandon her. She was taken over by the locomotive works company, from whom she was purchased.

General Paragraphs - The schr. John McBride has been purchased by Howe Island parties.

Personal Mention - Capt. Parsons and his son Herbie left today for Charlotte. The captain will superintend the fitting out of the schr. Queen of the Lakes.


Marine Intelligence

[Cleveland Dealer]

The Tasmania, at Bay City since she was raised, has had $8,000 worth of repairs.

The H.S. Pickands, Salina, Keepsake, Shiwassee were offered for sale at Detroit.

The work of repairing the tug Mocking Bird, badly burned at Cheboygan, has been completed. Her repairs cost about $9,000.

A fog bell is being placed in position on the lighthouse at the mouth of Thunder Bay river. The bell is to be sounded at regular intervals during fogs, and will enable masters to find their way into the river by means of the sound of the bell.

March 10, 1891


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Mar 1891