The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1904

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p.6 Incidents Of The Day - The steamer Arabian, owned by Capt. Fairgrieve, Hamilton, will also be included in the new Ontario, Ocean & Lake Navigation Company, which will operate between Montreal and Fort William. The Toronto boat, Plummer, will be in the line too.

Feb. 27, 1904

p.1 Has Reached Grand Haven - Grand Haven, Mich., Feb. 27th - After being laid up in Milwaukee for three weeks, the Grand Trunk car ferry Grand Haven and the Crosby steamer Naomi have arrived here. Both captains assert that in all their years of sailing they never saw such an extensive ice field. Lake Michigan is practically frozen from shore to shore.

Feb. 29, 1904

p.2 Died - Capt. Joseph Rochefort, Howe Island, 84; spent years as a steamboat officer.

Some Old Vessels - names recalled.

More Ancient History - more on steamer John Counter - said in later years to have been used by Calvin company as a tug, and hull left on south side of Garden Island (incorrect - ed.).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1904