The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Dec 1900

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p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont made her last trip of the winter to Gananoque yesterday.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The first ocean freighter ever built at Chicago will be launched Saturday afternoon in the yards of the Chicago shipbuilding company, on the Calumet river.

Dec. 29, 1900

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hero did not go to Stella and Emerald as anticipated. There was a heavy sea rolling.


Purchased A Schooner.

Capt. F. McMaster has purchased the schooner Emerald from J. & J.T. Mathews, Toronto. The Emerald is a "three and after," with a cargo capacity of 700 tons. She was built in St. Catharines and just fits the locks on the canal. A steam hoist for handling cargo and another for setting sails are part of her equipment. She is classified A-2 by the underwriters, and is perhaps the finest schooner on Lake Ontario today. The schooner is too large to be handled in Bay of Quinte waters so the route of the Captain's acquisition will likely be lake ports only. [Deseronto Tribune]

p.8 Incidents of the Day - One year ago last night ice formed so thickly around the harbors of Wolfe and Garden Islands that next morning the steamer Pierrepont was unable to break a passage through. So far this year there is not a sign of ice in the channel.

Dec. 31, 1900

p.2 Crew Lost Their Supper - New Island Wanderer in rough water on way from Cape Vincent; dishes land on deck.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Dec 1900