The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Dec 1901

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p.1 The steamer New Island Wanderer broke ice all the way from Nine Mile Point to Kingston today. The ice was an inch thick.

p.6 The big steel steamer Maruba, owned by the Rockefellers, was brought to Toledo, Ohio, after having a perilous stay of two days in the ice on Lake Erie. The crew were nearly frozen.

Dec. 21, 1901

p.6 Ice Two Inches Thick - The ice from Four Mile Point to Kingston was two inches thick today, and the steamer Pierrepont had to go up and break a passage for the steamer New Island Wanderer, which arrived from Cape Vincent an hour late this afternoon. Capt. Miller said a fair sized sea was rolling down the lake, and the indications were for a change of weather. The steambarge Hinckley followed close in the wake of the New Island Wanderer from the Cape.

p.7 Undermining Shovellers - The first boat to be turned out by the new shipyard of the Columbia iron works, St. Clair, Mich., will be a decided novelty in the way of a grain carrier. The new feature is a hopper bottom to greatly aid in the discharge of cargo at elevators and will dispense with trimmers and steam shovel arrangements. The boats will have eleven hatches, with a corresponding number of hoppers directly underneath and extending consecutively from the machinery space and coal bunkers to the forward water bulkhead.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Dec 1901