The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1901

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p.5 Practically A New Boat - The barge Maggie, which for several years has carried grain into Kingston harbor, will appear this season under the name of Recruit. The Rathbun company has spent over $7,000 in repairing her, and she is now one of the staunchest boats of her class on the lake. The work of rebuilding was under the supervision of David Donnelly, formerly of this city, and who now has charge of the Deseronto shipyard. Mr. Donnelly has made an exceptionally fine job on the boat, and mariners who have known the Maggie in former years will not recognize her in what is now known as the Recruit.

Incidents of the Day - R.J. Durant, Toronto, engineer of the steamer Cuba, arrived in the city at noon today, to begin fitting out the steamer. Capt. Towers has been here for some time, and the mate will arrive this evening.

April 2, 1901

p.1 Capt. Allen's Opinion - Capt. James Allen, of the White Squadron, cannot see what benefit would result if vessels took the channel past Ant Island, down the river. In going to Clayton this route would be longer by two miles than the present one around the foot of Wolfe Island. Capt. Allen knows the Ant Island channel, and declares that it is not a satisfactory one. It is no better than the Wolfe Island channel.

p.2 Commodore Carruthers - now presides over the Kingston Yacht Club; annual meeting.

p.5 Longshoremen's Officers - listed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1901