The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Dec 1901

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30 Years Navigation On the St. Lawrence.

Capt. W. Augustus, Kingston, writes the Cardinal Tribune concerning a list of old time propellers that have navigated the lower St. Lawrence canals, published recently in the Tribune. He takes exception to the correctness of certain craft included in the first list. The Tribune reprints the list in its corrected and complete form. Boats about which there is still a difference of opinion are included. The list is as follows:

Abercorn, Acadia, Africa, Alma Munro, America, Argyle, Armenia, Asia, Avon, Banshee, Brantford, Bristol, Brockville, Bruno, Calabria, California, Canada, Celtic, China, City of Chatham, City of London, City of Montreal, City of St. Catharines, Colonist, Columbia, Commerce, Cuba, Dalhousie, Dominion, Dromedary, East, Enterprise, Erin, Europe, Georgian, Glen Finlis, Her Majesty, Hibernia, Indian, Inkerman, Ireland, Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Magnet, Mary Robertson, Merchant Miller, Merriot, North, Ocean, Ocean Wave, Oliver Cromwell, Oshawa, Perseverance, Persia, Prussia, R.W. Stanley, Scotia, Shickluna, Sovereign, St. Lawrence, St. Magnus, St. Nicholas, Tinto, West, Whitby, Zealand.

Capt. Augustus has promised to write a history of these old vessels, with a reference to the masters, and owners.

p.5 The Pierrepont's Fate - Wolfe Island, Dec. 23rd - The superstitious people will no longer believe in the old fortune teller of Kingston, who predicted that the steamer Pierrepont would, on the 21st inst., midway between Kingston and Garden Island, on the three o'clock trip, with 200 passengers, sink with all hands. Many people were deterred from going to the city that day, owing to the rumor. We are very glad to learn that she will have to make another prediction, as the steamer still bids defiance to the storms.

Dec. 27, 1901

p.5 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Thomas Donnelly was summoned to Sorel, Quebec, to adjust a marine loss.

Dec. 28, 1901


Dec. 30, 1901

p.6 Capt. Gaskin Caned - presented with cane by employees of the Montreal transportation company; he is retiring as outside manager; address by F.G. Henderson; J.A. Cuttle, Montreal, general manager of the company, made a few remarks, as well as L.L. Henderson, inside manager, and Capt. Donnelly.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Dec 1901