The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Feb 1906

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p.1 Released Steamer - Sarnia, Feb. 27th - Capt. James Reid, of the Reid Wrecking company, has succeeded in releasing the steel trust steamer Manila, which was wrecked on Encampment Island, north of Two Harbors, in the big storm late last fall. The work was frought with the greatest difficulty from the start. Delays have been caused by repeated storms and the fact that the boat seemed to settle firmly on the rocky bottom. The release was effected at noon yesterday, and the Manila delivered at Two Harbors.

Ice Not Heavy - Port Huron, Mich., Feb. 27th - on Canadian shore no water in sight but ice not heavy; on American shore little ice in sight; all engineers and mates of Pittsburg Steamship company along St. Clair river ordered to report for duty on Thursday.

p.4 In Our Own Circuit - Capt. J.D. Vanalstine, Picton, has been appointed to sail the steamer Gordon Campbell and has resigned his position on the W.J. Carter. The Gordon Campbell will be trading between Georgian Bay ports and Montreal.

Feb. 28, 1906

p.1 Earliest In Years - Detroit, Feb. 28th - Navigation between Detroit and Cleveland will open on Monday next when the steamer City of Detroit, of the Detroit and Cleveland line, will leave here at nine o'clock. With one exception, this will be the earliest opening in twenty-six years. The exception was in 1890 when the first steamer left here on March 1st. The latest opening was in 1880, in which year the first boat did not get away until April 26th. At the present time, and for the first time this winter, considerable ice is running in the river, the result of the breakup of the blockade near Port Huron and in the lower St. Clair river, but not enough to interfere with the proposed sailing.

p.8 Toronto, Feb. 28th - A. Angstrom, general manager of the Canadian Shipbuilding company, returned today from Montreal, where he secured an order for a new passenger and freight steamer for the Canadian Pacific railway upper lake service. The steamer will be of the most modern type, and will have a sustained speed of sixteen miles an hour. She will be 350 feet long, and forty-four feet beam, and is to be ready for service on the opening of navigation next year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Feb 1906