The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Feb 1906

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p.1 Seized A Cargo - Detroit, Feb. 24th - Because the Sarnia Reed (Reid ?) Wrecking company's Canadian tug Ottawa carried 45,000 feet of lumber from Munising to Marine City, last November, the United States marshal has seized the cargo on a libel for forfeiture. It is claimed that the navigation laws were violated, in that the tug received the lumber in an American port and transported it to an American port. The cargo was first taken to Sarnia where it was re-laden and shipped for the purpose of evading the law, says the libel. The cargo represents part of the cargo of one of the barges wrecked near Munising last fall.

p.5 Ice Blockade Raised - Sarnia, Feb. 24th - The ice blockade in the St. Clair river was raised last night, and all danger to shipping is now over. The Port Huron and Sarnia ferry line, which had been out of business for two days, has been resumed and the Pere Marquette transport International, after being laid up a whole week, will be put into commission today. The steamer Brown is still in the pack, but it is expected she will be released without trouble.

p.7 Cape Vincent News - Feb. 19th - W. Montanna, keeper at Tibbet's Point light station has hopes that a $5,000 residence will be built at the point the coming season.

p.8 The Marine School - The marine lecture last evening by Capt. Thomas Donnelly was as largely attended as the initial ones. The school will continue till April 1st. Last evening's lecture was of a technical nature on "Compass Adjustment and Correction of Errors."

Received Sailing Orders - A. Kennedy, captain, last year, on the steamer Tecumseh, has been appointed chief of the Turret Chief, and, having received sailing orders, leaves tomorrow for Goderich, to fit out. Charlie McSorley also leaves tomorrow for Goderich, to enter upon his duties as chief engineer of the Turret Court.

Feb. 26, 1906


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Feb 1906