The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Mar 1894

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p.1 The Pierrepont Has Started - The str. Pierrepont left Folger's dock at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon to make the trip to the island. At first very slow progress was made. In some places the ice was an inch or more thick, and she was compelled to back up and run into it at full speed. By three o'clock she had only covered about fifty yards. Capt. Allen is at the wheel, and will make the island tonight. The wharf was crowded with people to see the steamer off. A photographer took snap-shots.

p.2 The Brockville Shoal - The appropriation for the removal of a shoal in the St. Lawrence river, near Brockville, was expended and the work was not half finished. It is not known whether the government will vote more money. Those who were engaged deepening the harbor here last year do not think any money will be expended in this work this year.

Weekly British Whig, March 15, 1894

p.4 Editor's Notebook - The deal with the Folger Bros. not having been completed, the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company have proceeded to organize their line on last year's basis and have appointed C.F. Gildersleeve, Kingston, general manager in place of a Montrealer who has not been a howling success. Mr. Gildersleeve receives $1,000 ? a year with the promise of increase if successful, and the people of Kingston are well pleased.



Hamilton and Toronto bays are clear of ice.

The ice has gone out of the reach and the ice bridge near Deseronto is no longer safe.

McKelvey & Birch have sold the steambarge Quebec to Ogle Carss, of Smith's Falls.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Mar 1894