The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Mar 1894

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Daily British Whig, March 24, 1894

p.1 Personal Mention - James Potter, the sailors' missionary, and family remove to Kingston from Toronto. On Wednesday they were tendered a farewell at Leslieville Presbyterian church.

Capt. T. Donnelly received a telegram from Ottawa this morning to go to Owen Sound to inspect the str. Bayfield.

General Paragraphs - Mr. Taylor has been appointed chief engineer on the str. Spartan. She will receive two new wheels.

The str. Pierrepont left Cape Vincent today at 11:30 o'clock, and returning, arrived at 1:30 p.m.


The schr. Post arrived light from Gananoque yesterday.

The Welland canal will be open for traffic on April 19th.

Davis & Son will put a new cabin on the tug Stormy Petrel.

The large steamers will ply between Toledo and Montreal this season, making a round trip each week.

The steambarge Nichols, owned by Capt. C. Hinckley, jr., will ply between Ottawa and Oswego this season.

The str. Alberta is now in Davis' dry-dock. When the men are through with her the str. Nichol will take the dock.

Yesterday the scow Madcap, in charge of Capt. Eaves, arrived from Rockport. He purchased the scow from a man named Root.

Men who have for years been shovelling in the employ of the M.T. Co. will not be engaged this year. They do not know why they have been cut off.

The sloop Pilot was the first sailing vessel out of Kingston this year. She left for Deseronto yesterday and word has been received that she got there safely.

A. McCorkell has built four skiffs for the M.T. Co. He has still several new ones to complete which he will work at this summer. He will also make some skiffs for himself.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes has a charter to carry corn from Toledo to Kingston as soon as the season opens. The grain is for the owners of the boat, Richardson Bros.

Capt. T. Donnelly returned from Peterboro today. He was prosecuting the str. Golden City for running last year without a certified engineer. The owner was fined $100 and costs.

The forwarding companies do not want grain to handle before May 1st. Before that date it cannot be shipped to Montreal and the companies would have to store it on their barges at considerable expense.

Capt. S.C. Malcolmson intends to begin operations on the releasing of the schr. Singapore, which he recently purchased, next week. She still lies near Charlotte, where she was abandoned last autumn by Capt. Andrew Thompson.

The str. Pierrepont made the trip to Cape Vincent around the head of the island yesterday. She returned by the way of the foot. This was the first trip around the head. The lake is free of ice. Vessels will be hoisting canvass in a day or two.

The steamer Varuna will be soon ready. Her bottom has been rebuilt during the winter, her ribs expanded and beams lengthened, giving more room below and replanking throughout. The task for an upper cabin had to be left over for another season.

p.4 Bay of Quinte Clear - Picton, March 24th - The west wind of yesterday cleared the Bay of Quinte of ice. Navigation is now open in the bay. This is the earliest opening of navigation on the Bay of Quinte in thirty years. The str. Deseronto will commence regular trips Monday morning.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Mar 1894