The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1902

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p.5 Watching For The Bodies - The C.M.B.A., No. 9, of this city, communicated with the C.M.B.A. societies of Goderich and vicinity, asking them to be on the lookout for the bodies of the Kingston sailors who lost their lives by the Marine City disaster of November last. A reply has been received stating that a careful watch has been instituted along the lake shore for some miles around Goderich. It is expected that the bodies would have been washed near the shore and frozen in the ice, so that if found by the spring they will be in good condition.

Feb. 27, 1902

p.2 Want An Investigation - Some weeks ago a protest was sent to the department of marine and fisheries at Ottawa, regarding alleged lack of qualification of a captain to command a vessel sailing on the lakes. No reply was received, so recently another protest was forwarded to the minister. It bore the signatures of a number of marine men of the city, and asked for an investigation. They are now anxiously awaiting a reply.

Feb. 28, 1902

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The owners of the numerous vessels at this port are busily engaged fitting them out for the coming season, which may be earlier than usual.

Alterations are being made to the steamer Aletha to fit her for the Kingston-Picton route, on which she will run this spring and next fall.

p.5 Death of George Depencier - captain of steamer Olive, near Kemptville; his brother Luke was pilot on Rideau Queen. [Smith's Falls World]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1902