The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1891

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The hull of the schr. Grantham will be repainted white and lead colors.

The steamer Pierrepont was to have made an attempt today to get to the islands.

Yesterday the dry-dock was pumped completely out, and work will be proceeded with as soon as the earth is sufficiently dry.

The Ice Boats In the Water - The crews of the five ice boats which carry freight between the island and the city had a lively time getting across this morning. The boats sailed through the water half way between the city and Garden Island. For a long time very little headway was made.


Marine Intelligence.

The schr. Nassau has been chartered at Detroit for wheat at Ogdensburg at 5 cents.

Capt. Eber Ward has resigned the presidency of Ward's Detroit and Lake Superior line.

Capt. McMaster has replaced the broken fore top mast of the schr. Picton with a new spar.

The schr. B.W. Folger has been repaired and painted and looks quite gaudy in her new coat.

William Welsh, for years assistant purser on the steamer Alexandria, will take full charge this season.

The M.T. Co.'s prop. Glengarry is being rebuilt, while the tug Bronson has received a new cabin and new boilers.

Forty painters began work on the boats of the Montreal transportation company this morning. Each boat will receive a fresh coat of paint.

Lewis Francis is proceeding with the work on the hull of the steamyacht begun some time ago. The upper works are now in course of construction.

The new boilers for the steamer Corsican have not arrived. They were to have been ready on March 1st. The joiner work on the steamer has been delayed in consequence. Capt. J. Donnelly, sr., has received the contract of placing the boilers in position when they come here.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1891