The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Mar 1904

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. James Martin will again command the tug Myra, of the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing Co.

Capt. Clapp, Picton, commanding the str. Chicora, was in the city today looking over repairs and improvements being made to that craft.

Day's Episodes - The Kingston Foundry Co. is shipping a marine engine to Goderich to be placed in a new steamer there.

p.6 Captains Want Increase - Ogdensburg, N.Y., March 12th - It is reported that the Rutland Transit company has refused to consider the proposition of its vessel captains for $1,800 salary for the coming season, and that it will tie the boats up rather than submit. Last season the captains received $1,400, an advance of $200 over the year before.


Capt. Pierce Safely Anchored In The Heavenly Harbor.

Capt. J.W. Pierce, the well known steamboat and yacht designer, for many years a resident of Portsmouth, died at an early hour this morning. He was born in Boston, Mass., March 10th, 1820, and previous to taking up residence in Portsmouth, sailed extensively on vessels between North America and the far east. He was well known in yachting circles, and up to a few days before his death, took a lively interest in marine matters. The late Capt. Pierce was associated with the Chaffey Shipbuilding company in Portsmouth, some years ago, and designed some of the fastest steamboats on the river, the last one being the steamer St. Lawrence, of the Folger line.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Mar 1904