The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Mar 1898

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Notice is hereby given that the Montreal Transportation Company has constructed certain works and extensions in the navigable waters of the River St. Lawrence, within the limits of the Harbor of the City of Kingston; and that a plan and description of the said works and extensions have been deposited in the office of the Honourable the Minister of Public Works of Canada, at Ottawa, and in the office of the Registrar of Deeds for the said City of Kingston.

And notice is hereby further given that, after one month's notice of the deposit of the said plan and description, the said Montreal Transportation Company will apply to His Excellency the Governor-General in Council for authorization of the said works and extensions.

And this notice is given in pursuance of the statute in that behalf, being Revised Statutes of Canada, Chapter 92.

Dated at Kingston, this 24th day of March, A.D. 1898.


Solicitor for the said Montreal Transportation Company.



The dredge tug Mabel Macdonald and scow will be docked for repairs.

The steamer J.G. Nichols will enter Davis' dry dock for slight repairs.

The water in Anglin's bay is within two inches of being at last summer's high water mark.

John Maloney and J. Harris left for Toronto last night to assist in fitting out the steamer Seguin.

The steamer W. Johnston came over from Garden Island this morning for material at the spile dock.

The steamer Alberta, Capt. G. Hinckley in command, left for Oswego yesterday to assist in locating buoys along the American shore.

Steamer James Swift left Davis' dry dock yesterday after receiving a general overhauling. Employees have commenced to fit her out for the season's work.

Capt. Hurley has purchased the boiler used in the steamer Muskoka for the steamer King Ben. The boiler left Gravenhurst yesterday and on its arrival here the King Ben will be placed in Davis' dry dock. A new hog frame will also be placed in the steamer.

Ice reports from all lake ports are to the effect that navigation will open fully two weeks earlier than usual. There is no ice to speak of in Lake Superior, and it is leaving the channels of Lake Huron and Lake Erie rapidly. In the Soo passage the ice is much lighter than in recent years, and it is fast moving away under favorable weather. Under existing conditions, Lake Superior navigation will open the first week in April.

Richardsons' Elevator - will be ready on May 1st; machinery and scales have arrived.

It Was A Cold Bath - man working on jib-boom of schooner Grantham fell into water.

p.5 Point Milford, March 22nd - ...The schooner Nellie Hunter went out of the bay with the ice, but was brought back without damage....

p.6 Snips - The schooner is being fitted out in preparation for the spring opening.

Capt. James Dix will have the schooner S.H. Dunn at the Welland canal in time to be one of the first to pass up.

To Get In Readiness - Two men left here yesterday for Sarnia to get in readiness the engines and boiler of the steamer Cambria, owned by the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company. As soon as the canals are open the steamer will be brought down here and dry docked.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Mar 1898