The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Pierrepont left for Cape Vincent today on her first trip. She was loaded with passengers and merchandize. She went via the foot of Wolfe Island.

The Barge Launched - The Calvin company's new barge was launched today. The boat slid off the ways and plunged into the water without accident. The str. Calvin was on hand to pick up the new member of the fleet. A large crowd of Garden Islanders were on board. The new boat will be called Winona.


The schr. Ella Murton is being repainted.

The prop. Algonquin will have sixteen of a crew.

T. Tucker has been appointed mate of the schr. Ceylon.

Capt. Cootes will go as mate on the schr. Singapore.

The M.T Co.'s new schooner Winnipeg will be launched next week.

The steamer Carmona and tow expected to clear for the upper lakes today to load timber.

The topmast has been removed from the schooner Glenora, and she is now a river barge.

The steamer Princess Louise will come down from Collins Bay as soon as the ice breaks up.

The schr. B.W. Folger is negotiating for a charter that will keep her going most of the summer.

Steam was raised on the str. Glengarry yesterday to test her engines. The machinery is in good order.

W. Allen, son of Capt. Allen, left for Chicago today. He sails on a vessel on the upper lakes this summer.

As there is no room in Richardson's elevator at present, the schooner White Oak will not be unloaded till next week.

Capt. Power says that about twenty years ago there were thirty-six vessels owned in Port Hope, now there are only eighteen.

There are about forty men working at Collinsby preparing the rafting company's fleet for navigation. The ice is solid in the bay yet.

A.G. Thompson, fitting out the Singapore for service on Georgian Bay, has refused to carry a party of sixty passengers to the world's fair.

The str. Alma Munro, owned by A. Cantlin, of Montreal, has been chartered by the Canadian government as lighthouse supply ship for the upper lakes.

John Pereault, superintendent of carpenter work on the boats belonging to the Ontario Navigation company, is at the Anglo-American hotel. He will employ fifteen men repairing the boats here.

The str. Hiram A. Calvin was engaged yesterday getting her tow of three light barges in readiness for a start. She goes to Hamilton for timber for Garden Island and will probably leave on Thursday.

Harbor inspector McCammon says there was no refuse found in the ships along the wharves this spring.

p.2 A Wharf Damaged - South Marysburg, April 11th - The schr. Highland Beauty arrived on Monday evening from Toronto. Her arrival was a little premature as the ice in South Bay, west of Waupoos, is still quite solid. The ice shove of Friday last completely wrecked C.A. McDonnell's wharf. As the storehouse is filled with grain awaiting shipment on the opening of navigation it makes the misfortune doubly bad.....M. Hobson is giving J. Cooper's sloop Minnie a thorough rebuild.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Apr 1893