The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1898

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New frames are being placed in the steamer North King.

As soon as the Rideau canal opens the steamer Princess Louise will be taken to Ottawa.

Diver Charles repaired a broken wheel on the tug James A. Walker on Tuesday. Two blades were broken while the tug was breaking ice.

The United States revenue cutter Gresham is in dry dock at Cleveland being shortened to facilitate her passage through the St. Lawrence river canals.

The Merchants' line vessels will run on the same routes as last year. The Cuba and Melbourne will be on the Montreal, Toronto and Cleveland route, and the Michigan will run between Montreal, Toronto and Duluth.

The schooner Norway was sold to a resident of Sarnia for $1,100. Capt. Jackson, who has taken command, is a nephew of the purchaser. The Norway has not been a particularly fortunate vessel. In the year of 1879 she drowned her entire crew within sight of their homes.

The steamer Glengarry arrived from Charlotte this morning with 650 tons of coal for the M.T. company. She left here at half past eight o'clock on Tuesday evening with Captain Boyd in charge, loaded in Charlotte and was back in port at half past three o'clock this morning, making the round trip in thirty hours. That is considered quick service.

To Dredge The Harbor.

Citizens will unite in returning thanks to Kingston's member, B.M. Britton, for the energy he has put forth in the interest of the city. He has persuaded the minister of public works of the necessity of dredging out Kingston harbor, and the work is to be undertaken at once. This intelligence was conveyed to mayor Livingston this morning in this letter:

"I have succeeded in getting the Hon. Mr. Tarte, minister of public works, in view of the work at Kingston, to send up one of the dredges that he had engaged elsewhere, so the work of dredging in our harbor will commence very soon."


Fell From A Mast.

St. Clair, Mich., April 14th - While climbing stairs on the schooner Montpelier Wednesday "Sockie" Johnston, aged eighteen, was precipitated from the crosstrees into the hold of the vessel and instantly killed. A rotten rope broke. A companion saved himself by catching and clinging to a spar. Deceased was from Lexington, and shipped at Port Huron. The boy's real name is Thomas Johnston.

Snips - Navigation was opened to Lake Superior last evening by the arrival at Sault Ste. Marie of steamer Telegram for Detour. The passage is clear of ice to Whitefish point.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1898