The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1900

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p.2 Stuck In the Ice - The steamer Chieftain, of the Calvin fleet, went up Saturday to Trenton for a load of lumber and became frozen in. Word was received yesterday from the steamer's captain that he could not move the steamer on account of the ice. Unless this breaks up the steamer will have to winter there. This will prove very awkward, as it was intended to rebuild the Chieftain at Garden Island during the winter.

A Challenge - The wonderful exploits of the old steamer Pierrepont have often been told, the most thrilling being her run over Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent in two inches of dew. Now the ancient gunboat has again come into prominence. Her crew desire to challenge for the Walker cup any ice yacht on the lake. As to breaking through ice, Capt. Allen says the Pierrepont can force its way through a nine-inch sheet at the present time. In the spring the steamer could go through probably a thickness of eigtheen inches.

Dec. 12, 1900

p.1 To Have Deep Waterway - from great lakes to sea - scheme by U.S. Congressman Corliss.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - During the present winter the Calvin company will build a new and powerful tug at their ship yard, Garden Island.

Capt. Henry Chestnut, of the steamer Cuba, after laying up the steamer here, left today for his home at St. Catharines.

The steamer Cuba has gone into winter quarters at Craig and company's wharf. During the winter she will undergo repairs and next spring will enter the government dry dock to have her bottom caulked.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Dec 1900