The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1900

Full Text

p.3 Goderich Notes - Marlton's staff have had four tugs to rebuild this winter.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The tug Thomas Wilson, of the George Hall fleet, has been sold to Charles Maythan, Buffalo, for towing purposes.

April 3, 1900



The steamers of the white squadron are undergoing the necessary spring repairs.

Charles Nolan, Brock street, left for Buffalo today from which port he will sail on some one of the lake vessels.

Oswego harbor is open, the lights are lit and the steamer St. Joseph from Toronto arrived there on Sunday night.

Painters are at work on the steamer Myles, giving her new coloring from stem to stern and masthead to waterline.

Employees of the M.T. company are engaged in caulking the steamer Elfinmere, which wintered in the government graving dock.

The steamer Ocean has been subjected to general sprucing up, and is the proud possessor of a new pilot house and an entended promenade deck.

An old mariner stated last evening he would bet a new hat that by Tuesday next the steamer Pierrepont would make her way over to the islands.

Capt. Sidney Vandervoort, Belleville, has left for Cleveland. He will engage with the Saginaw Bay lumber company on their steam barge, Rhoda Emily, running from Tawas City, Mich., to Buffalo.

The new wharf being built at the foot of Yonge street, Toronto, by the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, will be as long as the other wharves already there, and will greatly facilitate landing and loading.

The first vessel to enter Toronto harbor this year was the schooner Hope, which arrived Saturday with a load of stone from Port Credit. Capt. Thompson, who commands her, will be given the harbor master's customary silk hat.

Three pinflats lying at Richardson's elevator all winter are being put into condition for an early movement. These pinflats were brought from Montreal before navigation closed so that the grain in the elevator could be moved down at an early date.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Donnelly is at Port Dalhousie inspecting the steamer Persia.

Open water can be seen a long distance west of Snake Island lighthouse.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
2 Apr 1900
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1900