The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1901

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The schooner Burton cleared for Oswego on Saturday to load coal.

The crew of the steamer Calvin are engaged in fitting out their vessel, which will leave on Thursday for Toronto.

The M.T. company barge Acadia has been taken off the marine railway where it has been all winter. The tug Bronson will be hauled out to undergo repairs.

The steamer Bothnia and consort Valencia will be missed at Garden Island this season. They have been sold to a Montreal firm, and will carry coal from Oswego and Charlotte.

Yesterday the steamer Pierrepont made a special tour down the river and broke through the ice jam at the foot of Wolfe Island. On Wednesday the gunboat will make a dash for Gananoque.

Arrangements are said to be well underway for a new line of steamers to run from oronto eastward, touching at Charlotte, Thousand Island Park, Brockville and Ogdensburg. At the last named port the steamers will connect with the Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain railway to Montreal and eastern states and vice versa, principally the latter, with bulk of the business on the down trip to Thousand Islands ports. The new company will have cut rates and it may be the commencement of another large steamboat war.

To Improve the Rideau - details of neglect and deterioration.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Apr 1901