The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1904

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p.2 The Petition of Dominion Marine Association - regarding abolition of tonnage and canal dues and necessity of enlargement of Welland Canal. (over one full column)

Day's Episodes - The steamer Chicora, in the government dry-dock all winter, will not be ready to proceed to Toronto until May 13th. Her two new cylinders have not yet arrived.

p.4 The River Is Open - Brockville, April 13th - Navigation between here and Morristown, N.Y., opened yesterday, when the steamer Belleville, of the Prescott Transfer company, came up from Prescott, twelve miles distant, and commenced regular trips. This is one month later than 1903. The St. Lawrence river is now open all the way through from Kingston.

p.6 A Vote of Thanks - It is stated that Mr. Tetro, of the city, is likely to be engineer of the new boat. At the last meeting of the council, Capt. Crawford produced his papers as master of a passenger boat, which gives him to ply on all fresh water, thus settling for all time that much-talked of question that he could not produce his papers as master. George Keys, councilman, and Hull Inspector Davis, of Kingston, will go up to Toronto this week to inspect the hull of our new boat in course of construction, the latter having received a permit from government to enable him to do so.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Early risers, in the vicinity of Macdonald Park, this morning, witnessed a sight well worth seeing. The ice, which had been driven out of the harbor during the night, was piled up in several mounds, forty or fifty feet high, near Snake Island and with a background of dark clouds, made a beautiful sight..

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Apr 1904