The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jan 1900

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Gaskin and L.L. Henderson, of the M.T. company's office here, attended the funeral of the late W.W. Ogilvie in Montreal today. They will also attend the annual meeting of the company tomorrow.

Incidents of the Day - Work upon the steamer Elfimere (sic - Elfinmere ?), at present in dry dock here, has been completed, and as soon as the ice breaks up in the spring she will be floated out.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont continues to make trips between the city and the islands through the ice. The only part of the lake open is the steamer's track.

Jan. 16, 1900

p.6 Sent Down A Big Pump - The Calvin company on Saturday last shipped to Newfoundland for use of the Collins Bay wrecking company, at present attempting to raise the wrecked steamship Scottish King, a large steam pump. The company expected to have the Scottish King raised by December 5th, but stormy weather prevented this expectation being carried out.

J.A. Cuttle Appointed - The annual meeting of the Montreal Transportation company took place Monday morning. The year's business has been a good one, owing to the abnormal activity on the great lakes and the scarcity of shipping. The election of officers resulted as follows: Messrs. Bartlett McLennan, president; A. Kingman, Andrew Allan, T.A. Crane, B.M. Britton, Q.C., M.P., and G.M. Kinghorn.The vacancy left by the death of the late W.W. Ogilvie was not filled. J.A. Cuttle, appointed provisional manager upon the death of D.G. Thomson, was confirmed in his appointment.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont had difficulty in getting to the island this morning on account of the heavy snow on the ice. There is no ice in the other channel.

Marine inspector Thompson is visiting Smith's Falls on duty.

Fell Into the Hold - Francis Sherbino, Division street, fell into hold when scaffold broke on steamer Bannockburn.

Jan. 17, 1900

p.2 Kingston Historical Society - talk on early history of Garden Island.

p.6 To Have A Daily Line - Among the possibilities this year is the putting on of a daily line of steamships between Oswego and points on the St. Lawrence river by the D.L. & W. railroad. Last year the steamer Arundell, which ran in connection with the railroad, did a handsome business and there seems to be no reason why a daily means of communication with the St. Lawrence could not be made equally successful this season. [Oswego Times]

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont succeeded in reaching Wolfe Island this afternoon, but will not likely venture out again until the ice breaks up next spring.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Jan 1900