The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Mar 1898

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p.1 Detroit Navigation Opened - Detroit, March 18th - Navigation from up-river ports to Detroit was opened yesterday, when the Jenks came down with a load of salt from Marine City. The warm weather of the last few days has honeycombed the ice and the boat did not find great difficulty in getting through the river. The ice gorge which usually forms on the river did not put in an appearance this year. The Jenks is the first boat from above to make the attempt.



The sloop Pilot is about ready for sailing.

The steamer Pierrepont left for the Cape this morning with a fair passenger list.

The schooners Two Brothers and Maggie L., at the Grove Inn dock, will be prepared to sail in a few days.

George Hazlett, with his engineering staff, has commenced fitting out of his department of Calvin's steamer Armenia.

The steamer Massena arrived in Brockville Thursday morning on her first trip of the season between Alexandria Bay and Ogdensburg.

The tug Jessie Hall was the first steamer to follow the Pierrepont this spring. Usually it is the tug Walker which precedes or follows the old reliable.

The steamer Bon Voyage, which formerly ran to the islands from Oswego, has been chartered by the new O'Connor transportation company to run between Chicago and St. Joseph.

The M.T. Co's barges and small steamers will be docked in Davis' drydock for repairs. Commencing on Monday the dock will be in continual use until the company's boats, needing repairs, will be overhauled.

p.3 Collins Bay Breezes - ...The Collins Bay rafting company is making all haste with the preparation of its fleet for the early opening of navigation....

p.6 The First To Leave - The first boat of the Garden Island fleet to leave its moorings this spring was the steamer W. Johnston. She came over to the city this afternoon to convey some iron castings to the island.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Mar 1898