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

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. George Mackey, St. Catharines, left for home yesterday after visiting friends on Wolfe Island and in the city. He formerly lived on the island, and a year ago had command of the steamer Myles.

Appointed Inspector - Matthew Davis, of the firm of R. Davis & Sons, boat builders, has been appointed government inspector of hulls, vice Alexander Horn, deceased. His appointment arrived last evening from Ottawa. Last fall Mr. Davis passed the necessary examination before a board of government inspectors.


The steamer Algonquin cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Toronto to lay up.

The steamer Bothnia which discharged coal at the locomotive works has gone into winter quarters at Garden Island.

Navigation on Lake Ontario has practically closed. The lighthouses are all shut up. A few stray vessels are still scudding about. There will not likely be any more arrivals in Kingston harbor.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hero to-day made her last trip this year to Picton.

The S.S. Bannockburn will enter the government dry dock for a period of two months for extensive repairs.

p.8 The steamer Pierrepont towed the schooner Two Brothers to the Grove Inn wharf this morning. The latter goes into winter quarters.

The machinery has been removed from the tug C.F. Dunbar, and the boat has been sent to Cornwall to be converted into a barge. The machinery will be placed in a new tug, to be constructed at Davis' dry dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Dec 1900