The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1903

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p.8 The Vessel Went Down - The steamer Belle Ritchie, owned by Capt. Roys, which wintered at the K. & P. long wharf, sprang a leak Monday and sank. It is thought that the ice pulled the caulking from her seams, allowing the water to flow in, thus causing the accident.

March 18, 1903

p.1 The River Clear - from Clayton to Ogdensburg; work has commenced again on the new light house on Rock Island.

p.4 Rideau Queen Sinks - The steamer Rideau Queen sank on Tuesday in a lock at Jones' Falls, where she was lying in winter quarters. Her sinking was caused by the water rushing in through her open port holes as the ice was moving. John Donnelly and a wrecking crew have gone to the falls to raise the Queen.

Marine Notes

The M.T. company will install electric light plants on the steamer Rosemount and their two steamships being built in England.

B.W. Foger, jr., manager of the Niagara River Steamboat line, has sent J.A. Goodearle, of the ferry office, a handsome water-color painting of the steamer Chippewa, neatly framed.

The government steamer Scout is ready to enter Davis' dry-dock, the lengthening having been completed. Her new machinery will now be put in. The Scout is to be ready for service on April 3rd.

March 19, 1903



May Be Stationed At Kingston.

minister of marine to fund training ships; local branch of the naval league to ask that one be located at Kingston; the U.S. already has training ships at Detroit, Buffalo and Rochester. (full column of details)

p.8 Reached Cape Vincent - The steamer Pierrepont reached Cape Vincent at half-past twelve o'clock, having made a good passage through the ice. She left the Cape at one o'clock on the return trip.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1903