The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Feb 1905

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Detroit, Feb. 17th - On the whole chain of lakes no vessels are better known than the China, which a Toronto despatch says is to become a Canadian steamer and be placed on the route between Montreal, Toronto, Cleveland, and Detroit, and her sister ships, India and Japan. The vessels were built at Buffalo in 1871, and when they first came out were considered palatial steamers. They were among the first composite boats constructed and are now after thirty years of service, in excellent shape, their standard having been maintained by the Anchor Line, the lake end of the Peninsular railroad.

To Relieve Chatham - Canadian government wants an ice-crushing boat to go through Lake St. Clair and up Thames river to relieve Chatham from danger of flood.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The annual meeting of the Calvin company was held Thursday afternoon. The officers and directors were re-elected.

Feb. 18, 1905

p.5 To Deepen Channel - Canadian government to excavate Detroit river at Amherstburg to 20 feet; will let largest vessels tie up or coal at Amherstburg.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Feb 1905