The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1892

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The str. Jessie Bain will receive a new wheel.

The tug Active will be dry docked this spring.

The str. Islander will receive a general overhauling in the spring.

The barge Craftsman will have repairs done to her before starting out in the spring.

Five of the M.T. Co's barges will receive attention at Davis' drydock, at the opening of navigation.

R. Davis says there are good prospects for lots of work in the dry dock here the coming season.

p. Burns left, last night, for Buffalo to look after his interests in a new excursion steamer being built there.

News In Small Lots - The famous Burgess cutter Papoose, which was the pioneer boat of the forty-foot class, and which, in 1887 and 1888, distanced all rivals, has been sold by Mr. Galbraith, of Erie, to commodore Mott, of Oswego, N.Y.

General Paragraphs - Folger congratulated on success of suit (Thousand Islands steamboat company vs. Senecal).

p.4 Dominion Parliament - discuss Soulanges Canal - should it be built on north side of St. Lawrence to replace Beauharnois Canal on south side.

March 18, 1892

p.1 News In Small Lots - Extensive improvements are being made to the str. Maud.

Made Him A Present - During the trial of the case, Mrs. Senecal vs. the Thousand Island Steamboat company, at Watertown, N.Y., Capt. T. Donnelly exhibited models of the steamers Catherine and St. Lawrence. A young son of the judge saw the models and was very much fascinated with them. He wrote asking how many pennies would buy the models. The letter was read in court before evidence was taken and Capt. Donnelly presented the boy with one of the models.

Favorably Received - verdict in accident case involving str. St. Lawrence and yacht Catharine doesn't mention that, on a river crowded in summer with all sorts of small crafts, managed by inexperienced and often incompetent hands, the larger steamers should take extra caution. [Watertown Times]

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1892