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

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p.2 Personal Mention - W. Spencer and A.E. Kennedy left today for Detroit to fit out the steambarge Tecumseh for the season. W. Spencer is chief engineer and A.E. Kennedy second engineer on this boat.

p.5 Stuck In Ice Jam - The steamer Pierrepont got stuck in an ice jam in the middle of the harbor about half-past ten o'clock this morning, and took three hours to work herself clear. She was on her way to the islands at the time.

p.8 Pioneer Ferryman Dead - Ogdensburg, N.Y., April 12th - Capt. Lewis R. Plumb, the pioneer passenger ferryman on the upper St. Lawrence is dead at his residence here. His first ferry boat between Ogdensburg and Prescott, Ont. was propelled by sail. This was succeeded by a scow with horsepower, and later by a steamboat.

To Have A Company - William Hazlett and son, John W. Hazlett, have returned from a business trip to Toronto, and neighboring towns, where they have been organizing a company to purchase the steamer Argyle and good will of the former company on the north shore of the Lake Ontario route. They have succeeded in interesting capitalists in Picton, Cobourg, Port Hope, Bowmanville, Oshawa and Toronto, and expect to close out the deal in a few days. The former owners of the Argyle were the Hepburns of Picton.

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