The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1904

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On The Thomas Fawcett's Power To Break Ice.

Kingston, Dec. 13th - To The Editor:

In your issue of the 12th you make reference to the steamer Pierrepont being much missed by the islanders in breaking the ice in the bay,and that the steamer Fawcett is only able to reach Garden Island. This is not so, as she goes beyond Garden Island every trip. And I also consider that it is a reflection on the power of the steamer Fawcett in breaking ice.

I beg to state that the islanders have a boat that is not only giving them accommodation, that they have not had before in several years, but can break thicker and stronger ice than the Pierrepont can, or ever could. Today she broke and turned around in nine inches of solid ice. If they wish to try the power of the two boats in breaking ice I will put up $100 on the steamer Fawcett, the money won to go to some charitable institution.

Capt. James Crawford, master, per L.H.C., purser.

p.5 May Winter Here - The steamer Pellatt arrived at the M.T. company elevator this morning from Fort William with 50,000 bushels of wheat. She may winter here, instead of going to Toronto.

Inspected R. & O. Fleet - directors of Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company at Sorel; steamer Montreal almost refinished after fire; steamer Canada in dry-dock at Quebec.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1904