The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1897

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Marine Intelligence.

George Suddard left yesterday for Toronto, having secured employment as fireman on the steamer Shickluna, fitting out at the above named port.

Thirty-two years ago today a steamer crossed from Kingston to Cape Vincent. The weather was summerlike and very little ice was encountered with during the trip.

March 31, 1897

p.1 To Cut Down Wages - Cleveland, March 31st - The executive board of the lake carriers' association held a meeting yesterday and decided upon a general reduction of wages. It was resolved to decrease the wages of all classes of labor from last year's scale. The reduction is from four to ten dollars per month and applies to all employees from mates to cooks' assistants.



Captain McArthur is rebuilding Swift & Co.'s coal hoist.

The steambarge Ringleader passed down the river to Ogdensburg on Tuesday, the first of the season.

Repairs are being added to the tug Glide. Her machinery and boiler have been overhauled and greatly improved.

James Gates has completed the work of building a new dock at the foot of Clarence street for the steamer Paul Smith.

There is quite a stretch of open water in the channel at the foot of Queen street. A good stiff southwest wind would quickly break up the ice.

The painters have finished the work of painting the steamer Paul Smith and the vessel's appearance has been much improved by the coat of white.

Painters are hard at work on the steamers Rosemount and Bannockburn. The hulls on the outside have been coated a sombre black. The boats will be ready for navigation within a week.

From Thousand Island park to Ogdensburg and below the river is practically free from ice, but from the park to Lake Ontario the river is still closed. The ice went out last year on April 12th.

The Deputations Satisfied - The Wolfe Island and the Garden Island deputations that went to Toronto to interview premier Hardy regarding the Wolfe Island and Kingston ferry line charter returned to the city last night....

p.6 An Event Seventeen Years Ago - Seventeen years ago tonight Capt. James Allen, then owner and commander of the tug Franklin, gave Capt. Thomas and Mrs. Donnelly their wedding trip from Garden Island to the city. The Franklin made a special trip for the purpose, and incidentally opened up navigation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1897