The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Dec 1903

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p.1 Open Canals - For Traffic on Lord's Day - Dominion Marine Association is lobbying for this as well as complete abolition of all canal and harbor dues, as well as reciprocal inspection regulations with the U.S.

p.2 Reached the Cape - yesterday the iron-hulled Pierrepont, Capt. Allen, broke through 7 miles of ice to reach Cape Vincent; today the trip was cancelled.

p.5 Looking Over Barges - M. Donaldson, general superintendent of the Canada Atlantic railway, and William Stewart, general manager of that railway company's barge line, were in Kingston today inspecting the barges of the K. & M. Forwarding Co., along with the local manager, James Stewart, whose guests they were.

Dec. 24, 1903

p.2 The steamer New Island Wander left Cape Vincent at eleven o'clock for Kingston via the foot of Wolfe Island. The steamer Pierrepont left to break a passage through the ice for her.

Day's Episodes - The steamer New Island Wanderer left at half-past eight o'clock this morning for Cape Vincent, via Nine Mile Point. She was to return at one o'clock and go over again at two.

p.5 A Steamboat Mixup - New Island Wanderer came by head of Wolfe Island, while Pierrepont had been told to go to foot of Wolfe Island to break ice for her.

Tendered A Gift - the employees of Capt. R. Davis, of the dry dock, presented him with an easy chair and an address.

p.6 Council of Wolfe Island - Dec. 15th - On motion James Russell, seconded by Victor Sudds, Daniel Taggart be appointed to take charge of Simcoe Island scow for 5 years at $15 per annum....On motion of Victor Sudds, ordered that Daniel Taggart do not allow any person to take Simcoe Island scow who will not be responsible for her until returned to him.

Dec. 26, 1903

p.2 Day's Episodes - The steamer New Island Wanderer made two trips to Cape Vincent on Christmas Day.

p.5 Would Not Risk Trip - The steamer New Island Wanderer arrived from Cape Vincent at noon today, but, on account of the heavy volume of steam rising from the water, her captain would not risk the afternoon trip over, so the passengers had to be taken to Wolfe Island on the steamer Pierrepont and driven across.

p.6 Death of William Hazlett - over 40 years foreman of boiler shop for Calvin & Breck, Garden Island.

Dec. 28, 1903

p.5 No Foul Play - Inquest (part) - Mrs. Oliver, wife of Capt. Oliver, of the schooner Tradewind, testified that she had heard cries as if calling for help, about midnight. The schooner, on which she and her husband were staying was lying in the slip between Queen and Princess streets. She called to her husband, but he was calling very soundly. Hearing no more she took no further notice.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont made a trip to the island late this afternoon. It looks as if it would be her last, for the ice in places is four to six inches thick.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Dec 1903