The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The large steamer, City of Detroit, the first line boat of the season, passed Amherstburg today for Cleveland and will hereafter run daily between Detroit and Cleveland. No ice in sight.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont was able to make Wolfe Island this morning. The ice had moved out of the bight. The steamer made the trip to Cape Vincent today. She went around the foot of the island.

The Thousand Island Steamboat Co. and the R. & O. N. Co. steamers will stop at the Thousand Island dock this summer as the hotels are furnishing better accommodation than heretofore given.

A shaft is being forged in the Kingston foundry for the str. Maud. The old one was cracked.

p.4 The schr. Jessie Drummond has been chartered to carry coal from Fairhaven to Toronto at 30 cents a ton.

Daily British Whig, March 20, 1894

p.1 Fined $300 And Costs - Capt. T. Donnelly arrived today from Sault Ste. Marie after prosecuting the Noble Bros., owners of the str. Grace Darling, for an infraction of the steamboat law. They were fined $300 and costs.


It is altogether likely that the steamer Spartan will have a new set of wheels put in.

W. Gunn, working in Picton for the past three years, has arrived to take charge of Richardson's shovelling gang.

Capt. Carnegie, of the str. Richelieu last year, has been appointed to the Maud in the place of Capt. Hinckley, who retires to take charge of his own boat.

The str. Pierrepont had quite a hard time getting to Cape Vincent yesterday. The ice was pretty thick at the foot of the island. The steamer did not get back till 9:30 o'clock last night.

Capt. Towers, western manager of the R. & O. N. Co., and Mr. Thompson, mechanical superintendent of the company, are in the city to look after repairs being done the boats laid up here.

He Is Doing Well - Nicholas Henderson arrived from Chicago the other day. He will be engaged here until June next, in making sketches of the M.T. Co., and performing other artistic work now on hand. He will return to Chicago in the summer. Mr. Henderson is of the opinion that his fortune lies in Chicago. He has had plenty to do since going there, and is only becoming acquainted.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1894