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

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p.1 Unable To Move - Detroit, Mich. - In a stretch three blocks long, in the solid field of ice following the south channel of the St. Clair river, opposite Algonac, there lie three million dollars worth of vessel property and cargoes that will be unable to move for three days under most favorable weather, according to the view of E.C. Dunbar, of Grand Haven, owner of the America. At least 14 vessels are in the immediate neighborhood.

Ready For the Season - Thousand Island Park - steambarge Coaster placing buoys along river.

p.2 A Longshoremen's Retreat - union is renting former Dominion house at corner of Ontario and Barrack streets as meetinghouse.


The Calvin fleet is expected at Garden Island from Toronto tonight.

The tug Hector and grain laden barge cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Montreal.

The steamer New Island Wanderer commenced her bi-daily trips to Cape Vincent today.

The steamer Algonquin, from Toledo with corn, arrived at Mooers' elevator yesterday afternoon, and cleared today for the above port.

The steamer James Swift opened the season on the Rideau this morning, clearing for Smith's Falls at six o'clock. She returns tomorrow evening.

The tug Thomson arrived at the M.T. company's elevator with two coal laden barges from Charlotte, and cleared for Oswego with three light barges.

A large portion of the front cabin on the steamer Empire State is being torn out, and about 200 more passengers can now be seated on the promenade deck.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Tradewind and Dominion arrived from Oswego with coal; schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego; steambarge John Milne arrived from Smith's Falls, en route to Oswego.

The steambarge J.G. Nichols, which A.R. Hinckley, Cape Vincent sold to Fairport, O., parties is being painted. The contract calls for the delivery of the craft at the Welland Canal, which will probably be done soon.

The steambarge Resolute, at Buffalo with lumber from Deseronto, caught fire at that port, but it was speedily extinguished with small damage. The fire started from sparks from the Resolute's smoke stack, and the load must have been smoldering for some hours before it broke out.

p.3 Boats Nearly Ready - Collins Bay - Mr. Leslie has his boats nearly ready for the season's operation.

p.4 Unfortunate Break - Port Dalhousie - There is a bad break in the Welland Canal. The steamer D.R. Van Allen in coming down the canal last night, about midnight, struck the foot gates of lock six, and the upper gates not having been properly closed, carried away the whole four gates. As a result navigation will be at a stand still for the remainder of this week.

p.6 To Resume Her Trips - The steamer North King will resume her trips between Kingston and Rochester, N.Y. on Sunday next. During the winter the steamer has been thoroughly overhauled, repaired and repainted and is now in first class condition. Today fires were started under her boilers for the first time this spring.

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