The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1900

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April 14, 1900


Marine News.

The steamer North King begins her regular trips between Rochester and Cobourg on April 30th.

A steam pump was busy yesterday in pumping out the schooner Grantham, lying at the foot of Clarence St.

The steamer Rideau Queen will not be painted black like the James Swift. It will be dressed in a more pleasing color.

A local mariner received a telegram from Ottawa this morning notifying him that the Welland canal would not open until May 1st.

The docking of vessels for repairs will now commence. Both the government and Davis' dry docks were engaged by many vessel owners some time ago.

The minister of marine refuses to establish a pilotage district between Montreal and Kingston and license pilots so as to prevent American pilots taking vessels through Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands.

A syndicate is bringing out 3 tramp British steel steamers for general freight traffic on the great lakes this summer. They will arrive here early in May and will just be employed in carrying ore from the Clerque ? mines at Michipicoten to Georgian Bay and other ports on the great lakes. Next fall they will load at some of the lake ports and carry cargoes direct to Liverpool.

Stuck In the Ice - The steamer Pierrepont became wedged between two ice floes this morning and could not make headway. She stuck at a point a short distance out from Point Frederick and remained there all day. She was in a precarious position, as the two huge ice fields jammed together, almost lifting her out of the water and piling huge mounds of ice all around her. Passengers and freight were landed on Point Frederick by use of ice boats, and were thence conveyed to the city by way of Cataraqui bridge. The farmers did not relish their long jaunt, having to carry heavily laden baskets.

p.8 To Load For Candian Ports - Detroit, April 14th - Six steamers and twelve barges will load grain at Toledo for Canadian ports as soon as the Welland canal opens. Their joint capacity is 840,000 bushels.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1900