The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1902

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p.2 Building A Big Barge - Henry Thurston, chief engineer for the M.T. company, has returned to the city from Collingwood, whither he took the engineers who are now fitting out the Bannockburn, caught in the ice there last fall. A shipbuilding company there, of which Sanford Donnelly, a well known Kingstonian, is foreman, is building a large steel barge for the Clergue company, of Sault Ste. Marie. The vessel will be 394 feet long, and will carry 200,000 bushels of grain. It would require several trains to haul this quantity of grain.

Winding Up Elevator - at Prescott; involved in courts at Ottawa.

March 3, 1902

p.2 Marine Notes - The steamer Argyle will run on the same route as last year.

Capt. Ira Cuppernull, who was master of the steamer St. Lawrence last season, will be in charge of a new private yacht being built in New York for Mr. Costello, who spends his summers at Round Island.

A.W. Hepburn, Picton, has purchased the steamer Rival from the Collins Bay rafting company. It is said the Rival will be fitted out as a passenger steamer and put in the Bay of Quinte service.

An effort will be made to have Gananoque harbor dredged to a depth that will permit steamers of deep draft, such as the Kingston, to land without difficulty. Hon. Mr. Tarte will be asked to give the matter attention.

Lost The Case - A case has been heard in the admiralty court at Sandwich, in which Henry Wineman, of Detroit, demanded damages from Capt. Gilchrist, of Cleveland, as the result of a collision between the J.F. Card, Wineman's boat, and the Hiawatha, which belongs to the defendant, in Lake Huron two years ago. Capt. Thomas Donnelly, of Kingston, was a witness for the defense. The plaintiff lost the case.

Minister of Marine - Mr. Sutherland, minister of marine, has great success in putting through estimates before house.

p.6 Well Known Engineer Dead - Hugh Fairgrieve, engineer and ship owner, at Hamilton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1902