The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1901

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The steamer Nile passed up this morning for Deseronto.

The schooner Freeman, Oswego to Gananoque, with coal, passed down this morning.

The schooner Maggie L. cleared this morning for Glenora with a cargo of pig iron.

All the steamers of the White Squadron will be in commission on or before May 24th.

The steamer Pierrepont made another trip to Gananoque this afternoon, returning tonight.

The schooner Laura D., with grain, from Gananoque, arrived at Richardsons' elevator today.

The steamer Chieftain and consort Ceylon arrived at Garden Island from Deseronto this morning, light.

The wind was very furious this morning, and the harbor presented a wild scene, the waves washing over the wharves.

The lake canals will open on Monday, and three tows of the M.T. company leave here on Saturday for Lake Superior.

Capt. McKenty, of Bath, has engaged the schooner Two Brothers from Capt. Patterson for a few trips to Oswego for coal.

The steamer Pierrepont, the pride of Gananoque, made its first trip to that town yesterday afternoon. Some ice was encountered down the river, but the gunboat made the eighteen miles in about two hours and a quarter. The Pierrepont arrived up before ten o'clock this morning with a large passenger and freight list.

It took the steamer Hero nearly a quarter of an hour to get alongside Swift's wharf this morning. "Tom" Clancy missed the rope on the first throw, and so fierce was the wind and the waves that the steamer had to be allowed to drift down as far as the Martello tower where she was brought around. Capt. Bloomfield handled his staunch vessel admirably and pointing the prow directly towards the end of the wharf, allowed the wind to take her clear. Then forward power brought the Hero up alongside. It was a very rough passage that the Hero experienced on her trip from Picton. Going up yesterday, Capt. Bloomfield kept the south shore, and met no ice. On the north shore, in the vicinity of Conway there was an ice stretch of four miles, about two hundred yards from the shore. Last night's winds broke up this ice.

Napanee, April 18th - The steamer Reindeer starts on her regular trips on Saturday next. The Deseronto is expected to take her regular summer trips on Monday next.

p.4 Collins Bay Items - April17th - The lighthouse on the Three Brothers was lit on Sunday evening for the first time this season.

p.6 Acceded To Demands - Buffalo, N.Y., April 18th - At the marine engineers' headquarters this morning two telegrams were received from Chicago. One stated that the manager of the Canada Atlantic line, which operates seven big steel steamers between Chicago and Midland, Canada, has acceded to the demands of the union, and the engineers had already began fitting up. The other contained the information that the big lake line, known as Ege's fleet, operating boats between Chicago and Buffalo, had also reached an amicable settlement with the engineers....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Apr 1901