The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jan 1900

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The harbor is quite clear of ice today, although there is a mass around the islands. The steamer Pierrepont was able to go to Cape Vincent, leaving at half-past eleven this morning.

Jan. 9, 1900

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Another beautiful sheet of ice formed in the harbor last night. The steamer Pierrepont, however, broke a passage through it and made her usual trip to Wolfe Island.

Jan. 10, 1900

p.2 The steamer Pierrepont did not go to the Cape yesterday on account of the heavy wind. Today the ice has been almost all blown away although a crust remained in the harbor close to shore.

Jan. 11, 1900

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The Pierrepont went to Cape Vincent this morning, and returned at five o'clock this afternoon, bringing over a large quantity of freight.

Jan. 12, 1900

p.2 Later Trip Than Last Year - str. Pierrepont made last trip last year on Jan. 7,8 and 9th, this year on Jan. 11.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont went across to Cape Vincent yesterday, experiencing very little trouble in making the trip.

Jan. 13, 1900

p.2 To Build A Seventy Foot Steamer - Next week, Davis & Sons, shipbuilders, will commence the building of a new steamer for a Rat Portage firm, to run on the Lake of the Woods. The steamer will be seventy feet in length, and is to be completed for next summer's traffic.

Incidents of the Day - The flag on the M.T. company's elevator is floating at half-mast in memory of the late W.W. Ogilvie, Montreal, vice-president of the company.

The Cape Vincent travel and traffic will be done over Wolfe Island until the spring. No more boat trips direct will be made. The ice will again soon freeze completely over, and then the old steamer Pierrepont will rest from its long labors.

p.3 A Very Fine Hull - Capt. Noonan's new steamer, for service on the Rideau between Kingston and Ottawa, has been named the Rideau Queen. Joiner work on this new boat will be commenced next week. Expert marine men have pronounced the hull, recently finished, as the best piece of work they have seen in Canada. The hull has been very carefully built and is without a flaw.

p.8 Local marine men have been notified that hereafter tonnage dues of eight cents per ton and inspection fees upon American bottoms inspected here would be cancelled. American boats must be examined as heretofore, but the work will not cost the owners anything.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont left for the islands today at 12:15 p.m. instead of 11:30 a.m. as on former days, so as to give the islanders plenty of time to dispose of their stuff. Two trips a day are still made.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jan 1900