The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Mar 1897

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Cataraqui Bridge.

Designers and Builders of Canoes, Skiffs, Steam Launches, One Raters, Half-Raters and Sailing Skiffs. Also new and second hand Canoes and Skiffs for sale. Boat Livery in connection. One Steam Launch for sale, 34 feet long; speed, 8 miles per hour.

March 19, 1897



The M.T. Co.'s barge Wheatbin is receiving new bulwarks and deck extending aft from amidships.

New fender streaks have been placed on the steamer Islander, besides numerous other small repairs.

Repairs are being made to the M.T. Co.'s steamer Rosemount in anticipation of the opening of navigation.

Engineers are at work on the machinery of the steamer Hero, getting it ready for the opening of navigation.

The steamer Glengarry is receiving a new bow and upper bulwarks forward. A new deck will also be supplied.

John Kelly, Earl street, will act as steward on the steamer Hero this summer, vice Joseph Tilton, who is in business at Bath.

Capt. Hurley will command the steamer King Ben this season. He is at present having a number of minor repairs added to the craft.

New fender streaks have been placed on the forward part of the steamer Pierrepont, which will be ready for navigation in a few days.

The schooner Annie Falconer is being rebuilt at the marine railway shipyard, Portsmouth. She will be almost a new craft when repairs are completed.

This morning scrubbers started to work on the steamer America to get her ready for the painters, who will be set to work immediately. The wood work on the outside of the steamer is also being scraped for the same purpose.

Capt. Ira Folger has sold the schooner Fabiola to Capt. D. Bates, who will command the schooner in future. The Fabiola is undergoing extensive overhauling and will enter upon the coming season's work spic-and-span.

Capt. T.J. Craig's new steam yacht is under way at Portsmouth. The new craft, which was designed by Capt. Pierce, is sixty-five feet long, with fifteen feet beam. The machinery of the old steam yacht Swan will be placed in the yacht now building.

The steamer William Johnson, of the Calvin fleet, has been lengthened five feet, her stern being extended. A new engine, built this season at Garden Island, has also been added. The old steamer will be quite a modern craft by the opening of navigation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Mar 1897