The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1907

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p.2 Only To The Island - It was expected that the steamer Pierrepont would be able to make a trip to Cape Vincent today, but the weather was against it. The vessel, however, made a trip to Wolfe Island, with twenty-five passengers for the Cape.

Fire On A Boat - This morning, at 9:45 o'clock, fire was discovered aboard the M.T. Co.'s steambarge Bothnia. The firemen of both stations were soon on the job and had three streams playing on the fire in quick order. Owing to the position of the vessel, over 4,000 feet of hose were in use. The fire originated in the aft cabin, from an unknown source. Workmen were on the boat at the time, and it is supposed that a match falling on some easily combustible material caused the blaze. The firemen should be complimented on the quick manner in which they got the fire under control. If it had gained any headway a serious blaze would have occurred, as there are a number of wooden vessels in the Princess street slip which could not have escaped damage.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jan 1907