The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1903

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p.2 Fast Time To The Cape - The steamer New Island Wanderer, at present in command of Capt. R. Carnegie, made a record trip from Kingston to Cape Vincent on the last day of the old year. She covered the distance in one hour and fifty-five minutes, via the foot of Wolfe Island, the fastest time she has ever made by that route. She ran to the foot of the Island, sixteen miles, in exactly one hour.

p.3 Point Traverse Personals - ....Nelson Minaker has found some wreckage on the lake shore, supposed to be off the steam-barge Hall. All the sailors are home now....M. Voice is now the new lighthouse keeper at Point Traverse. The Bongard Bros. and Sylvester Church are fishing now and report fairly good luck....


Marine News

Davis & Sons have received the contract to lengthen the government buoy steamer Scout twenty-five feet. This vessel arrived here a couple of weeks ago.

It is reported in local marine circles that a new line of boats may be put on the Rideau next season, in opposition to the Rideau Lakes Navigation company.

The steamer Alexandria is on the marine railway at Picton, receiving extensive repairs. Some changes are being made to the steamer Reindeer at Deseronto.

Capt. Roys is making some alterations in the little steamer Jubilee before shipping it to Muskoka. On its arrival there it will be lengthened twenty feet.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1903