The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.4 Kingston In Brief - One of the handsomest sailing canoes to be seen on the river St. Lawrence next season will be owned by Howard Folger, of this city. It is set up on the platform in Ontario hall with its bat wings spread, and is a delightful picture. The name is Nautilus. The craft was built by J.H. Bushton, Clayton, N.Y.

p.5 Marine News - The Ogdensburg coal and towing company have made the appointments of masters and engineers of their fleet of steamers and barges for the coming season as follows: tug Seymour, Capt. Patrick Fleming, engineer, Hugh Goodheart, second engineer, John Doyle; tug Myra, Capt. James Martin, engineer, Thomas Simmons, second engineer, John McKenna. Barges - Menominee, Captain Timothy Hunt, Henry Witbeck, Capt. Justin Mallette; Isaac Stephenson, Capt. Patrick Hurley; Fred Carney, Capt. Adelore Demers; Hoboken, Capt. Edward Maloney; H.B., Capt. Micheal Rodrique; James Buckley, Capt. Joseph Lalonde; England, Capt. Fred Depontigny; Ireland, Capt. Damase Letour; Scotland, Capt. Theodule Lepine; Aid, Capt. D. Sauve. No appointments have been made for the barges Argo, Kent and Mary.

Semi-Weekly British Whig, April 4, 1895



The steamyachts Sirius, Spry, Ione and Indienne of Alexandria Bay, will all have new boilers this season.

The Windsor, Detroit and Soo line of steamers purchased the Carmona. The Campana has been sold to Montreal parties.

The Merchants' line of steamers between Montreal and Lake Erie ports will, this year, be doubled, four vessels instead of two.

Fred Hepburn, who last season was on the str. Spartan as steward, is appointed again for this season. The Spartan is to be lighted by electricity and generally overhauled.

Although the Port Hope steamer was changed from Norseman to North King, there will be yet a vessel of that name on the lakes, for the steamer Enterprise has been rebuilt at Alpena, and has been rechristened Norseman.

The Canadian lock at Sault Ste. Marie is ready for the opening of navigation. Electricity will be used as power to operate the gates. Several United States vesselmen have stated their determination to use the Canadian lock at the Sault, because the despatch will be quicker.

The str. Merritt will be thoroughly renovated. New plank will be put in, a new guard-rail put on, and other needed repairs made. The engines will be compounded, thus effecting a saving in fuel, and making them stronger. Carr and Powers, of Picton, purchased a fifth interest in the boat. A ladies' cabin will also be built and furnished.

p.7 Fishermen Icebound on Lake Erie - steamers and fifty men for 35 hours. (in Weekly)

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Rick Neilson
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