The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1891

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p.1 Broke Her Way Through - Pierrepont reaches Wolfe Island through ice.

Marine Intelligence.

The Oswego harbor lights are up.

The schr. Clara Youell is on the way to Oswego with lumber.

Capt. Pierce will, this week, commence getting his sailing yacht "Wall Flower" in order for navigation.

M. Tetro, engineer, left today for Parry Sound to superintend the fitting out of a steamer for navigation.

Capt. Joseph Murray while superintending the fitting out of the tug Bronson yesterday morning had his hand severely jammed by a piece of timber.

Capt. Parsons, who has a great reputation for sailing late and early, has reached Toronto with coal from Charlotte in the schr. Queen of the Lakes.

Capt. G.E. Morden, D. McQuade, W. Bick, J. McLean and W. Anderson, of Collingwood, arrived in the city today. They will return to Georgian Bay on the steamer Kathleen.

The steamer Empress of India will be launched from the ways of Hepburn's shipyard, Picton, in about ten days. She has been having a thorough overhauling during the winter at a cost of upwards of $20,000.

The steamer Pierrepont, after going to Wolfe Island today, will make an attempt to get to Cape Vincent tomorrow. This will probably not be difficult as the American channel is partly open now. The first trip to the island last year was made on March 26th.

p.2 ad for Boat Building by Jas. Knapp & Sons, Barriefield, Ont.

ad for Old Boat Establishment - by T.N. Sharman, foot of Simcoe St.

p.4 Steamship Disaster - Detroit, March 31st - The steamer City of Detroit struck the "McDougall Rock," a mile above the lime kiln crossing, in the Detroit river, this morning. She had about 75 passengers on board, who were awakened by the crash, and almost immediately the electric light went out. A rush was made for the boats, but the captain succeeded in restoring order and the vessel was steered into the M.C.R. railroad slip at Amherstburg, where the passengers were landed. The vessel is still afloat, but there is a forty-foot rent in her bottom on the starboard side.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1891