The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Feb 1899

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p.3 A Terrible Experience - Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 8th - Capt. Delos Hayden, keeper of the West Sister Island lighthouse, and a companion tried to row to mainland, but got caught in drifting ice and were almost dead when found by two fishermen.

p.4 The American Line Favored - One of the incidents of the recent meeting of the general passenger agents in this city, in conference over the summer rate schedule, was the presence in the lobby of the hotel of a fine picture of the American line steamer America taking the rapids of the St. Lawrence. The Folgers attended the conference and, as usual, were found in the middle of the knot of men who seemed to be having the best time. The company's steamer America is securing a good bit of free advertising from a biograph company, which is showing the boat in its course down the rapids to London theatre audiences. [Syracuse Herald]

Feb. 9, 1899

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Capt. William Simmonds has purchased the schooner Annie Falconer for $800.

Work Nearly Ended - Repairs to the M.T. company's boats are nearly all completed. In a few days they will be ready for painting, but this work will not be begun until warmer weather sets in.


Bright For The American Line.

The steamers of the American line, "New York," "Empire State" and "America," are undergoing a general overhauling, and material improvements and alterations are being made to boilers and wheels, to materially increase speed. More staterooms are being added to the New York and Empire State, as at times on the up trip from Montreal last year, there was rather a want of sleeping capacity, the steamers being so crowded.

The new steamer Argyle, owned by A.W. Hepburn, of Picton, which is to run from Niagara and Toronto to the Thousand Islands, will make a splendid western connection for the American line.

The prospects never looked brighter for a heavy travel from the United States side to the Thousand Islands and down the rapids to Montreal. The American line has already secured a number of large excursion parties outside of the regular travel to Clayton. Superb service will be given by the New York Central & Hudson River railroad, connecting with the steamer line at Clayton with fast vestibule trains from the east and west.

p.8 Late Afternoon Events - The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company has engaged two rooms for office purposes in the building located at the south-east corner of Ontario and Clarence streets, and soon to be occupied by alderman Toye, wholesale baker.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Feb 1899