The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1904

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p.1 The Wacondah Here - This morning the tug Emerson again went up the harbor, breaking a passage for the steamer Wahcondah, which came from Fort William with wheat for the M.T. company elevator. It is a long time since a vessel had to be thus received at the entrance to Kingston harbor, as the ice is closing navigation here much earlier than usual. Last winter, navigation closed after Christmas, and two years before it was quite late in January, somewhere about the 21st, or a month later than at present. The Wahcondah got down just in time.

p.2 Captain's Troubles - Capt. George B. Brown, of steamer New York, charged with smuggling; was given package containing articles worth $1.20 for his baby. [Watertown Times]

p.5 Kingston Marine Engineers - Last night, the Kingston branch of the National Association of Marine Engineers met and elected these officers for the ensuing year: President, John McEwen; first vice-president, James Hickey; second vice-president, T. Conlan; secretary, James Gillie; treasurer, John Evans; conductor, A. Kennedy; sentinel, W. Dunigan.

p.6 Fawcett And The Ice - The steamer Fawcett made a trip from and to Garden Island Saturday. It took her quite a time to get through the ice which was about three inches thick. James Gillie, who with others watched the Fawcett in her course, said he would wager fifty dollars that the old steamer Pierrepont could break far thicker ice than the Wolfe Island boat. The Pierrepont would go through the present ice with ease. It is too bad she is not here to enter a contest with the Fawcett. The Pierrepont was specially built for ice-breaking.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1904