The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1900

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The harbor is clear of ice today, the wind having driven it down the river during last night. At last navigation at Kingston is open.

p.4 The ice in the Bay of Quinte is out and the bay is clear as far down as Bongard's. The schooner Acacia expects to leave her winter quarters this week.



The steamer Tecumseh has gone into the dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Hero will leave for Picton on Thursday afternoon.

The steamer Jessie Bain left for Clayton to restage her trips between river points.

The steamer Elphinmere left the government dry dock this morning and proceeded to the M.T. Co. wharf.

The steamer Jessie Bain was removed from her winter quarters this morning and will be placed in commission on an island route at once.

The steamer North King, which makes her first trip to Rochester on the 29th, will leave Kingston on Sundays at 5 p.m., two hours earlier than last year.

The machinery of the steamer Cambria is being overhauled at Toronto. She will again ply between Toronto and the Thousand Islands. James Adams, Kingston, is chief engineer, succeeding George Barnes, of Kingston.

The steamer New Island Wanderer left her winter quarters this morning and proceeded to the Ferry wharf. She will be put on the Kingston-Cape Vincent route, and the steamer, and the steamer Pierrepont will resume the regular island trips.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Princess Louise has arrived at Cornwall, formally opening navigation at that port.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1900