The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1906

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p.2 The Yacht Club - annual meeting - E.C. Gildersleeve elected Commodore. (1/2 column)

p.3 South Bay, April 2nd - Captain Claude Cole made a trip to the Main Ducks. The government intends repairing the lighthouse on the False Ducks, and building a new dwelling house shortly. Percy Dulmage, who spent the winter on Main Ducks, has been off to consult a doctor about one of his eyes, which he hurt while working in the woods.

p.8 The Steamer Out - The steamer Wolfe Islander left her berth at Garden Island at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and made her passage to Wolfe Island. It is reported that the river is open for a mile below the foot of Garden Island. It is expected the Wolfe Islander will get across to the city by this evening as the ice in the harbor is in a very bad condition. This morning it took the ice punts two and a half hours to get from the city wharf to Garden Island, the ice breaking and letting them through all the way across.

If the steamer Wolfe Islander does not succeed in getting across the harbor today, the steamer Pierrepont (sic)

At a quarter after three, this afternoon, the ice seemed suddenly to break away, and go floating down the river. Half of the harbor is now a clear open space and the Wolfe Islander is making her way across to the city.

During the past ten years, the dates of the opening of navigation in Kingston harbor have been as follows:

1905 - April 10th

1904 - April 11th

1903 - March 14th

1902 - March 24th

1901 - April 8th

1900 - April 9th

1899 - April 10th

1898 - March 13th

1897 - April 1st

1896 - April 14th

Three openings in ten years have been in March, and only four ahead of that of this year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1906