The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1900

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p.2 Pictures of Kingston Yachts - In the last issue of The Rudder, a New York sporting paper, appears a fine full-page picture of Howard Folger's ice yacht, the Snow Cloud. Smaller pictures of the Whistlewing and Blizzard, and of the Calvin-Macnee trophy are also shown.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The new R. & O. steamer Kingston is making satisfactory progress on the stocks at Toronto.

The schooner Laura D. arrived at Richardsons' elevator today with grain from bay ports.

Capt. J. Sullivan, of the steamer Chieftain, arrived home today, after placing his vessel in winter quarters.

The steering apparatus of the steamer Hamilton is undergoing repairs at Toronto. Steam steering gear will replace the present hand system.

p.6 Took the Trip This Afternoon - The steamer New Island Wanderer did not venture from port this morning on account of the fog which was the heaviest that ever settled over the harbor. The steamer made her trip to Cape Vincent this afternoon, the fog having cleared considerably.

Dec. 18, 1900

p.1 There was a depth of six inches of ice between Garden and Wolfe Islands today. The steamer Pierrepont was unable to get to the Wolfe Island wharf, and landed her passengers on the ice.

The heavy fog still lingers over the harbor and lake. It has caused much discussion among mariners who agree that it is the heaviest in their memory.

The steamer New Island Wanderer made a trip to Cape Vincent this morning, on account of being able to make only one trip yesterday.

The steamer Johnston is busy at work carrying withs from Folger's wharf to Garden Island.

The Calvin company's new tug is now ready for caulking.

Capt. Smith, of the Calvin company lake barge Ceylon, arrived at Garden Island today, having laid his vessel up at Deseronto.

p.4 Davis & Sons, of this city, will build a steamer 110 feet long, 22 feet beam, furnished with compound engines and a Clyde boiler, for Mr. Ray, of Cornwall. The new steamer will ply between Cornwall and Massena.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - On account of the ice around Amherst Island, the steamer Hero will be unable to make further trips. She has gone into winter quarters.

p.8 Navigation Still Open - Fort William, Dec. 18th - navigation is still open to this port.

Dec. 19, 1900

p.3 Swam For His Life - Stella, Dec. 18th - a man's boat tipped over while taking wheat to Collins Bay; he swam for lighthouse; Miss O'Rourke was taking care of lighthouse since her father drowned about three weeks ago; she assisted the man; the boat drifted to the upper Brothers.

p.4 Down the River Notes - Thousand Island Park, Dec. 17th - ....The sloop Uno is laid up at the steamboat dock, but the Flying Cloud is still in commission. The Swallow was released last week and left for Clayton.....

Incidents of the Day - The M.T. company tugs Thomson and Hall came out of the government dry dock last night. Today the S.S. Bannockburn entered the dock for the winter.

p.5 Launching Steamer Kingston - The new R. & O. steamer Kingston, sister ship of the Toronto, has assumed definite shape in Bertram's ship yard, Toronto, the hull has been completed, and work on the bulwarks and paddle boxes is progressing rapidly. The launching will take place about New Year's. If heavy ice has formed it will all be removed from the slip before the new vessel receives her first bath.

Incidents of the Day - The Hero is not laid up as reported, but will make a final trip on Saturday next, only going to Stella, Emerald and Bath.

p.6 Stella Statements - Dec. 18th - Nearly twenty of our mariners have arrived from the upper lakes. A few are to come yet. A number of passengers take the Saturday trips on the steamer Hero to Kingston....

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1900