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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1899

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Capt. E. Charles will command the steamer Yeddo this season.

The new oak fittings for the steamer North King will be set up this week.

Canvas has been stretched on the schooner Pilot and she awaits the opening of the harbor.

The steamer Islander is undergoing necessary repairs in preparation for this season's service.

The schooner Annandale, which wintered at Big Sodus, N.Y., has gone to Charlotte to load coal.

As a model of beauty and staunchness in ship construction the tug Glide, rebuilt by the M.T. company this winter, will stand the closest inspection.

Capt. Jarrold and his mate arrived in the city this morning to asssume command of the steamer North King. The steamer will be ready to leave Davis' dry dock on Saturday.

The steamer Junita, Clayton, is no more. Many improvements made to her during the past winter made a new boat of this popular craft. She will be re-christened this season.

The ice is becoming weaker daily, and open water is seen just beyond Four Mile light. For some distance inside the light the ice is in floating condition. A large opening in the harbor has appeared off Point Frederick.

The schooner Fabiola, which last fall got caught in the ice at Fairhaven while coal laden for this port, arrived at Oswego Friday, where she will remain until such time as this harbor is clear of ice. Last season the Fabiola took on her first load and began her season on April 1st.

Work On the St. Lawrence River - The project for American government work to be done in the St. Lawrence this summer has been approved by the chief of engineers. It recommends that the shoals in the river, in American waters, which do not have a depth over them of at least eighteen feet below the zero gauge, be removed to that depth and that a sum of about $20,000 be expended for that purpose.

p.3 Lighthouse Keeper Dead - Rochester, April 10th - Alonzo J. Carey (Carny ?), for the past fifteen years keeper of the lighthouse at Charlotte, is dead, aged sixty-nine years. He was in one of Sheridan's cavalry troupe at the battles of the Wilderness and Gettysburg.

p.5 Her First Trip This Season - The steamer Pierrepont pushed out from the ferry dock shortly after one o'clock this afternoon in an attempt to reach Garden Island. Up to three o'clock she had not got to the island. The steamer had little trouble in breaking through the ice along the harbor front, but in mid channel the congealed moisture was found very resisting. On March 13th last year the steamer made her first trip, the river being completely clear of ice.

Ice Bridge Disappearing - open over penitentiary bar; Pierrepont made first attempt to cross.

p.6 Sale of Capt. Dix's Former Schooner - The schooner White Oak, which carried coal from Charlotte last season for the Toronto electric light company, has been sold by her owners, Captains James Quinn, Oakville, and James Wilson, Bronte, to a lumber company in Southampton. The schooner was built in Oakville at the cost of $16,500. She will be fitted out for the lumber business this season. Capt. Quinn will purchase a larger vessel.

Are Held For Charges - The Donnelly Salvage & wrecking company, which was engaged by the Atlantic Transportation Co. to take the lake vessels chartered last year to the coast, have notified Detroit owners of the boats that didn't get through and were frozen in at Valleyfield, Quebec, last fall, that the vessels will be held until their transportation charges are paid.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1899