The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Dec 1898

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Frozen In The Lake.

Colchester, Ont., Dec. 19th - ....A large number of boats have been frozen in at this end of Lake Erie. A fleet of eleven large steamers were frozen in due south of here, about six miles from here, since last Wednesday, but they got away last evening. Nine steamers with four boats assisting them passed this point yesterday noon and are likely to have reached clear water. One steambarge is still fast in the ice, while the Bar Point lightship is still frozen in solid about three miles west.

To Be Docked This Week - E.B. Godwin, Ottawa, superintendent of the dominion public works in Ontario, is in the city. He is arranging for the entrance of the government dredge into the graving dock. The tug Bronson, owned by the M.T. company, will occupy the dock with the dredge. The tug St. Francis will be docked next spring.

Dec. 20, 1898

p.1 Cornwall Bridge - Capt. Lesslie of Collins Bay rafting company has quit for winter; passed up the canal with tug Petrel.


Late Marine Notes.

The tug Glide has been drawn out on the M.T. company's marine ways for slight repairs.

The schooners Two Brothers and Maggie L. have gone into winter quarters at Rathbun's wood yard, King street west.

Today the government dredge and scows and the tug Bronson entered the dry dock for repairs. They will occupy the dock until spring.

The steamer Resolute, of Rathbun's fleet, will winter here, the ice having formed too thickly on the bay to permit of her going to Deseronto. The steamer requires several repairs, part of which will be done before spring.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Dec 1898