The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Mar 1898

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Marine Intelligence.

A new boiler is being placed in the steamer Chieftain.

A new smokestack will be placed on the tug Bronson of the M.T. company's fleet.

Today the Calvin company, Garden Island, set men to work at fitting up the machinery of the steamer Bothnia.

The Calvin company expect to do a large rafting business on the St. Lawrence river this season from Lake St. Francis on down the river.

A powerful derrick has been erected on the tug Reginald for the transferring pumps and heavy instruments to and from the steamer. The Reginald will be used this season largely for wrecking purposes.

Will Have To Go Elsewhere.

Even though the work of repairing the steamer Rosedale is begun at once it will be next to impossible to have the steamer ready for sea going before June next. Meanwhile the M.T. company, the Thousand Island steamboat company, and other boat owners will want to make use of the dock. They will have to take their work to Deseronto, Picton or elsewhere.

Fine Elevators.

Thousands of citizens visited the M.T. company's and Richardson & Son's new elevators yesterday, noticing progress with evident satisfaction. When completed Kingston will be equipped with three fine elevators, having a total capacity of over one million bushels. It is to be hoped the grain trade will be so brisk that double the storage capacity will be demanded.

p.4 Flying Ice Yachts - 2nd race for club pennant was sailed on Saturday; twenty boats entered; six finished: Whistlewing, W.C. Kent; Breeze, H.S. Folger; Pastime, F.H. Macnee; Slippery Jack, E.C. Gildersleeve; Dolphin, S. Somerville; Blizzard, S. Calvin; class division results in first class - Slippery Jack; second class - Whistlewing, Breeze and Pastime; gives officials, standings, etc.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Mar 1898