The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1902

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Marine Notes.

The Portsmouth shipyard is now alive with work.

The M.T. company will likely duplicate their present English order for a new steamship to replace the lost Bannockburn.

Three schooners, laden with 1,300 tons of hard coal, are yet to come from Oswego for R. Crawford. They were delayed on Monday by a snow storm.

This morning the steamer Pierrepont encountered a mile of ice on its way to Wolfe Island, but managed to break through to the wharf. The ice in shore was four inches thick.

The S.S. Rosemount and steamer Advance, from Fort William with wheat, are expected at the M.T. company elevator tonight. The tug Thomson and lake barge Melrose (formerly the consort of the S.S. Bannockburn) arrived today from Oswego, coal laden.

p.5 Half a dozen vessels are lying in Oswego harbor awaiting coal cargoes for Kingston. The weather over there has been unfavorable to them loading.



Wolfe Island Councillors Before the City Council.

Reeve Fawcett and Councillor Russell, of Wolfe Island, were in attendance at Monday night's meeting of the city council and urged that body to assist Wolfe Island council in its efforts to establish a new ferry system. Reeve Fawcett stated that the Folger lease would soon expire, and the council was asking for tenders for another ferry, tenders would close on the 14th inst. If Wolfe Island was of any help to the city, the city council ought to help the ratepayers of that municipality to procure a landing place for the proposed ferry within the city limits, and at a point near the market, if possible. He had spoken to Mr. Swift about the old Paul Smith wharf and did not receive a satisfactory answer.

Councillor Russell strongly supported the appeal made by Reeve Fawcett.

Mayor Shaw thanked the Wolfe Islanders for their able presentation of their case and promised to give the appeal prompt attention. He referred it to the city property committee for immediate action.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Dec 1902