The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1904

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p.2 Fire In Schooner - At ten o'clock this morning, fire broke out in the cabin of Capt. Oliver's schooner Clara Youell, lying at Swift's wharf. The fire brigade was called, and extinguished the blaze before it could do much damage.

Personal Mention - Capt. Hudson and the crew of the steamer New Island Wanderer are here. That boat will go on the Cape Vincent route before the end of the week.

W.C. Porter is in Toronto, looking after the fitting out of the steamer Spartan, on which boat he will be steward this summer.

Kingston Seamen's Union - A Kingston branch of the Lake Seamen's Union has been formed with J. Hurley, president; P. Corrigan, vice-president and secretary; and S. Tyo, wharf delegate. The wages fixed are $1.50 a day on sailing vessels, $1.25 a day on barges, and $25 a month for deck hands. These amounts are higher than before.



Through The Ice To The Cape By The Pierrepont.

It was ten o'clock last night when the steamer Pierrepont arrived back from Cape Vincent. Her trip over was arduous enough, but it was even worse coming back. Blockades of ice from six to eight feet were met and the progress was awfully slow. The steamer left the Cape at half-past three o'clock. After she got out a short distance, the thick ice again met her and for two hours she didn't proceed half a mile. The ice was coming down and hemming her in. The passengers thought they would be held fast in the ice all night. However, by half-past seven o'clock, the old gunboat got to the foot of Wolfe Island, and out of the ice field.

Today she made no attempt to return to the Cape. There was no connection with that place today, as ice-punts could not make their way across. Tomorrow another attempt will be made. April 19th is a remarkably late date for the steamer to reach the Cape.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont broke a bucket of her wheel while landing at Garden Island this morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1904