The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jan 1903

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p.2 Day's Episodes - The first of the new steamships for the M.T. company, now building in England, will be delivered here in time for the opening of the canals this coming spring. The second one will be in Kingston, it is expected, by July 1st.

p.4 Put Into Oil Trade - The steamers Northwest, Northeast, Northman, and Northtown which were built in Chicago last year for the purpose of taking grain direct from the lakes to European ports, and passed through the Cornwall canal at intervals during 1901, are now in New York, being converted into oil tankers to ply between Texas and northern ports. Their furnaces are being changed to burn fuel oil. The steamers were splendidly fitted up, but the through traffic on lake and sea proved a failure, as have so many other experiments in the same direction, and after losing money in a year of coast-wise travel, they are to go into the oil trade, which now employs an immense fleet.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jan 1903