The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1902

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At Richardsons' elevator: sloops Ariadne and Minnie, from bay ports, with grain.

The steambarge Iona arrived at Craig's wharf this morning from down the river.

J.J. McCaffrey, of Toronto, intends running the ferry steamer Mazeppa on the Bay of Quinte this season.

The water in the harbor has risen three inches within the past three weeks. It now stands at "four above zero," the same height it attained last summer.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Iona called at Craig's wharf this morning on her way from Brockville to Trenton. She was caught in the ice last fall at Trenton with a load of lumber, which she has delivered at Ogdensburg.



Deseronto, April 4th - The officers and crews of the Deseronto navigation company for the season 1902 are as follows:

Resolute - Captain John Gowan; mate, Charles Brisbane; engineer-in-chief, John Harrison; second engineer, Michael Toppings.

Reliance - Captain James Dougherty; mate, David Ostrander; first engineer, John Toppings; second engineer, John Jamieson.

Ella Ross - Captain D.B. Christie; mate, M. Parmenter; engineer, John McFaul; purser, Edward Eakins.

Deseronto - Captain William Skillen; mate, F. Brisbane; engineer, George Stevens.

Rescue - Captain John Rowe; first engineer, Owen Flood; second engineer, George Toppings.

Nile - Captain W.J. Daly; mate, T. Linch; engineer, Thomas Timlan.

Ranger - Captain Howard Burnip; engineer, William Stanhope.

Armenia - Captain Gilbert Arthurs; mate, H. Burnip; engineer, P. Davis.

Considerable repairs and improvements have been made to the steamers under the supervision of James Jarrell, late of Kingston, now foreman in charge of Deseronto shipyards.

The steamer Deseronto will resume her regular daily trips on the 7th. The steamer Ella Ross will commence her trips from Trenton to Picton next Thursday.

The company are considering the advisability of building a new boat in their shipyard at Deseronto, during the summer to take care of their growing trade to St. Lawrence river points. This trade has been handled by the steamer Nile for a number of years, but has grown to such large proportions that additional carrying capacity is required.

M.R. Davis, steamboat hull inspector, visited Deseronto yesterday, on his annual tour of inspection of the steamers of the Deseronto navigation company.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1902