The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Mar 1899

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p.1 Thomas Milo has painters engaged on the steamer Pierrepont, which will be ready for the opening of navigation.



The steamer Resolute will trade largely between Deseronto and Georgian Bay next season in the timber trade.

Andrew Mills left last night for Detroit, Mich., from which port he sails next season as mate on the schooner Ganges, Capt. Parsons in command.

Capt. Gowan will return from Deseronto in a few days with a gang of men to paint the steamer Resolute, the caulking of decks and hull having been completed.

One year ago today the steamer Pierrepont left the city at nine o'clock in the morning for Cape Vincent. She carried heavy loads of freight outwards and inwards.

Incidents of the Day - The Collins Bay rafting and forwarding company is having its fleet of steamers and barges made ready for the opening of navigation. Repairs are being pushed with every rapidity.

p.4 Making Repairs - This morning workmen began making repairs to the steamer Arabian, lying at Swift's wharf, and injured last fall while running down the lake. The work will be done by the Kingston foundry company.

p.6 Extensive alterations have been made on the steamer Eurydice, recently purchased by the Donnelly salvage and wrecking company. She will make a first class wrecker.

March 16, 1899

p.3 The Steamer Chartered - The Rathbun company has chartered Capt. Joseph Dix's steamer Valeria again for next season on the Clayton-Gananoque route.

The schooners Fabiola and Fleetwing have been chartered by James Swift & Co. to carry coal from Oswego and Charlotte.

p.6 Ice Going Out - Thousand Island Park, March 13th - M. Diepolder, keeper of the Rock Island light, near here, has purchased a cottage on Spring street.

p.8 Appointed A Master - At a meeting of the R. & O. directors yesterday afternoon, Capt. Coleman Hinckley was appointed to the command of the steamer Columbian.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Mar 1899