The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1903

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The steamer Resolute was fitted with a new smoke stack yesterday, and early in the evening cleared for Deseronto.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will likely be ready for the Cape Vincent route on Monday. Capt. Hudson is here to take charge.

The harbor was again full of ice this morning. Some of it was in the shape of icebergs, ten and twelve feet thick, and was stranded around the islands. A pretty sight was witnessed when the steamer Pierrepont headed out from the ferry wharf this morning on her way to Cape Vincent. It was a unique picture to see the Pierrepont moving through the white covered, ice filled harbor, while overhead were black and heavy clouds.

New Ontario Steamship company has cabled A.B. McKay, now in Glasgow, to order a third package freight boat to run between Montreal and Fort William. The new boat will cost about 2500 Pds. It will be 252 feet long, with a forty foot beam, and a depth of twenty-four feet, and will be a full canal size. It will have a draught of 2,500 tons and the contract calls for delivery at Montreal by September 1st.

Suction Pipe - to be examined where anchor of schooner Annandale caught last fall.

p.3 Cape Vincent News - ....It is expected that work on the breakwater will be commenced soon. With 400 more feet added to the structure, Cape Vincent will have a fine harbor. Capt. A.R. Hinckley has been awarded the contract for placing the buoys in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence river. The steambarge Hinckley is being repaired....

p.4 Navigation On Lake Erie - Colchester, Ont., March 27th - Colchester Reef light was displayed last night for the first time this season. Boats are beginning to move and navigation can be considered fairly open at the end of Lake Erie.

p.5 Spring Assizes - Non-Jury Case - Selby & Youlden vs. Mitchell & Wilson, Gananoque - Plaintiffs claim $633.80 for engine and boiler installed in boat of defendants.

Jury Case - R.J. Gaskin, Kingston, vs. Frank Clark, Brighton, and Rufus Howe, Picton. Plaintiff claims $700 commission for sale of steamer Merritt.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1903