p.1 Set Back - a large ice field has formed in Lake Superior, opening of navigation will be delayed.
p.2 Inspecting the Steamer - Capt. C.J. Hinckley is in Detroit, today, inspecting the steamer State of New York in the interest of Kingston shareholders.
Incidents of the Day - S. Tyo, Jr., left yesterday for Picton to fit out the schooner Suffel, on which he will be mate this season. The Suffel was bought and will be sailed by Capt. Joseph Dix, of this city.
March 16, 1906
p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Montreal Transportation company paid in the neighborhood of $50,000 for the fourteen barges of the Kingston and Montreal Transportation company. They have also secured two barges from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Transportation company. Two new tugs will also be in service this year.
p.5 Capt. Augustus Dead - Capt. Webster Augustus, chief marine inspector for Inland Lloyds, 62 years old; had been captain since he was twenty-one years of age; born at Wellington, Prince Edward County; appointed marine inspector seven years ago (more detail).
Hearing the Cause - Toronto, March 16th - Judge Winchester is today hearing the civil case of James Jones, an Englishman, against the Niagara Navigation company, for $200 damages and Fred. Schuntendorf, purser of the steamer Chippewa, for $200 damages, for being unlawfully detained at Lewiston, because he refused to pay a head tax of $2, to G. Oliver Frick, United States immigration officer. This is the second time the case has been heard, a verdict in favor of the defendants having been rendered at the former trial.
p.7 News - The steamer City of Cleveland reached Cleveland, from Detroit, after encountering fields of ice and a blinding snow storm.