The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Mar 1898

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p.2 Was Appointed Engineer - Irwin Marshall has been appointed engineer of the new whaleback steamer, Alexander McDougal, now being constructed at West Superior by the American steel barge company. The new boat is called after the original designer of the whalebacks. Mr. Marshall is a brother of R. Marshall, Rideau street.

p.3 Lowering of the Great Lakes - [St. Nicholas for March]

March 3, 1898


Kept As a Spare Boat.

Unless the company finds it absolutely necessary to place the steamer Princess Louise in commission this summer she will be kept as a spare or emergency boat. The steamer Pierrepont will be made perform the Gananoque and island ferry service.

Has No Intimation.

Manager Rees, of the government graving dock, has not received any intimation as to when the work of repairing the steamer Rosedale would be commenced, but he thinks that if it is intended to have the steamer ready for the opening of navigation work should be begun at once with a large force of men.


The Transit Boats.

For several weeks rumors have been in circulation to the effect that the Ogdensburg and Chicago transit company boats would not run to this city the present season, but instead would run in connection with Canada Atlantic road. It is a matter of considerable importance to Ogdensburg and directly affects the interests of many residents of the city. We are therefore glad to be able to announce upon the best authority that arrangements have been completed whereby the transit boats will run to Ogdensburg this season as usual. [Ogdensburg Journal]

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Mar 1898