The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1906

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The steambarge Navajo may make a trip to Howe Island for hay.

The steamer Westmount arrived from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company.

It was reported that the steamer City of New York reached Cornwall last night, but the report has not yet been verified.

The steamer City of Montreal, of the Montreal, Lake Superior line has gone into winter quarters at Swift's, after a profitable season in both passenger and freight traffic between Toledo and Montreal.

The steamer Pierrepont has returned from Napanee where she went to break the ice for the scow Robert McDonald, loaded with grain for Richardsons'. The McDonald is now at Richardsons' elevator. Capt. Robert Carnegie was in charge of the Pierrepont.



When Marine Property Is In Jeopardy.

"She's a good old girl!" This was the remark of a mariner as the steamer Pierrepont returned to port, last night, after effecting the release of the schooner Robert Macdonald, ice-bound in the Napanee River with a cargo of grain for Richardsons', and towing her to Kingston.

It was necessary to break several miles of ice before the schooner could be reached. Continuing, this seaman stated that the Pierrepont seemed to be pressed into service more frequently in cases of emergency, when marine property was in jeopardy, than any craft he had ever known. She has a splendid and unique record not only in this respect, but in handling large excursions and picnics, and the heavy summer travel, and has never so much as injured the foot or hurt the hand of a single passenger. Among marine men, all steamers are mentally classified according to their fitness for certain classes of service, and, metaphorically speaking, the Pierrepont has "won her spurs" as a dependable, safe and staunch craft.

p.6 Wolfe Island Council - Dec. 3rd - Steamboat accounts paid: C.E. Cummings, captain, $50; R. Berry, mate, $40; D.J. Leslie, engineer, $66.66; Geo. Suddard, fireman, $35; Miss S. Freeman, cook, $25; H. Marlow, deckhand, $20; John Crawford, deckhand, $20; G. Keegan, purser, $30, and for 735 meals, $88.20; Queen City Oil company, $34.89; Calvin company, $42.26; Mrs. Eccles, laundry, $3.75; James Davis, for clothes lost in fire, $4; Harry Davis for clothes lost in fire, $3; James B. McDonald, for clothes lost in fire, $4; P. Cummings, for clothes lost in fire, $4.25; G. Keegan, account, $5.50.

Two Conflicting Opinions - letter to editor - Ald. Gaskin wants shoals removed from harbor; Capt. J.H. Scott thinks the shoals should remain as they formed a breakwater for the Kingston shore - which opinion is right?

p.8 Will Stay In Cornwall - Word was received in the city this afternoon, that the steamer City of New York, which went aground near Coteau Lake, had reached Cornwall, and would remain there for the winter. The cargo of grain will be taken on to Montreal by train.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Dec 1906