The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1901

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Left Boats At Montreal.

Capt. Charles Martin, of the tug Jessie Hall, and Capt. Joseph Murray, of the tug Bronson, have returned to the city after laying up their boats at Montreal. The ice in the canals, which took earlier than usual this season, prevented the vessels from returning to Kingston. The Bronson has seven barges with her, and these two were obliged to tie up at Montreal until spring. The repairs, that would have been done to all these boats at Kingston could they have got back, will now be done at Montreal, thus taking considerable money out of Kingston. A similar state of affairs exists in connection with the S.S. Bannockburn, which became fast in the ice at Collingwood.

Adds To The List.

Mr. Lacey, Cardinal, asked for names of propellers that formerly plied the lake and river. He gave a long list, but to these W.J. Gates, supplies the following: Brockville, wrecked; Bristol; Tinto, burned and Ocean Wave, burned.

May Build A Steamer.

At a meeting last evening of the Wolfe Island township council plans were laid before the councillors for a ferry steamer of the same style as the Pierrepont, being the same length, but four feet wider, to cost $15,000. It is proposed to build this steamer at Wolfe Island. At the January elections a by-law will be submitted to the ratepayers for their approval.

Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Hinckley loaded oats today at Picton for Cape Vincent. A gang of men had to chop a passage through the ice for the vessel.

During the heavy gale on Friday and Saturday last, four men were kept aboard one of the government dredges in the harbor, keeping her pumped free of water in order to keep her from sinking.

p.3 Incidents of the Day - On Saturday Capt. George Sweet died at his home at Carthage, N.Y. He was seventy-six years of age. Capt. Sweet was for many years engaged in steam-boating on the St. Lawrence River.

p.6 Damage At Sorel - the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company received $3,000 damages to its fleet by the flood of Saturday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1901