The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1898

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - In the account of the loss of the steamer Colonist the paper said she sprang a leak "northwest of the bight off Hammond bay." It should have read "northeast." The word "by" in describing the direction of the wind was unnecessary; the wind was sou'southwest.


The steamer Empire State has already been chartered for an excursion on May 24th. She will take the Ogdensburg city band to Kingston.

The harbor surveyors are engaged in taking soundings above Cataraqui Bridge. The lead lines were dropped from the spile dock this morning.

Joseph Tilton, steward on the steamer North King, arrived last night from Cornwall to begin preparing his department on the palatial steamer for the coming season's business.

The staff of workmen engaged in making repairs to the steamer Rosedale has been materially increased since operations began. Employment will be given to every workman it is possible to put to work.

J.E. O'Dell, first engineer of the steamer Rosedale, returned to Toronto last night. He will bring down his wife and family and also the second and third engineers of the steamer. They will take part in the repairs to the steamer.

New Steamer For Muskoka Lakes - 66' x 14' by Davis & Sons, also lengthening str. Kenosha of Georgian Bay Nav. Co.


The Steamer Rosedale.

J.D. Reid, M.P., Cardinal, and George F. Benson, Montreal, the purchasers of the wrecked steamer Rosedale, were in town today, along with Mr. McDougall, Montreal, who has the contract for the repair of the steamer, as she now lies in the dry dock here. We are informed by Mr. Benson that the vessel has not been purchased by the Edwardsburg starch company, as reported by one of the city papers. He and Mr. Reid have purchased the vessel on the interests of a syndicate, who will run the vessel in the grain carrying trade, but the vessel will not be operated by the starch company, although, if convenient, the vessel will, of course, carry any grain the starch company may require from Chicago to Prescott.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The government dredge Rideau has commenced dredging the canal at Kingston Mills.

Mr. Bangs, manager for Manning & McDonald dredging firm, is in the city to equip Dredge no. 4 for work. That dredge was engaged at the G.T.R. wharf last fall.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1898