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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1897

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p.1 Deseronto, April 2nd - ....The steambarge Resolute will clear for Oswego next Monday. The steamer Deseronto will go on her route to Picton and Napanee next Tuesday....

p.3 At The Port of Kingston - marine matters 80 years ago. [Rockwood Review] (full column)


Getting Ready For Navigation.

Navigation has been resumed at Oswego.

A new smoke stack has been added to the tug Glide. Her repairs are about completed and by tomorrow night she will be ready for service.

As soon as they can be moved some of the M.T. Co.'s barges will be dry-docked for repairs.

The work of fitting out the M.T. Co.'s lake fleet is progressing. Men are at work on the big lake going grain carriers.

p.6 At a meeting of the directors of the R. & O. navigation company at Montreal on Wednesday, all the old captains were reappointed to the command of the upper lake boats. Capt. Sewell succeeds Capt. Craig as commander of the steamer Passport. Capt. Dunlop will again be in command of the Algerian.

Off For Cape Vincent - The steamer Pierrepont cleared this afternoon for Cape Vincent, having a heavy freight bill. She went by way of the foot of Wolfe Island, having to break through ice from twelve to fifteen inches in thickness. A lot of freight awaits her at the cape.

April 3, 1897

p.1 The steamer Paul Smith succeeded in reaching Wolfe Island this morning, stopping at J.B. Murphy's dock.

p.8 Snips - The steamer Pierrepont started for Cape Vincent today, going around by the head of the island.

Capt. Montgomery, of the schooner Freeman, wintering at Napanee, was in the city today looking for charters for his craft.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1897