The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jan 1907

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p.1 Picton, Jan. 12th - The yearly returns at the custom house were announced to the Whig, today, and show Picton to be a goodly port. The receipts for 1906 totalled $27,413.05. Last year the receipts were $18,104.31, the increase of $9,308.74 bespeaks materially increased business during the past season.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Owing to the severe storm on Saturday, the steamer Pierrepont was unable to make the trip to Cape Vincent. The steamer will attempt the trip today.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The ice was very thick today, and the steamer Pierrepont was unable to go to the Cape. The steamer took sixteen passengers as far as Wolfe Island.

Jan. 15, 1907

p.2 Ontario's Greatest - The greatest marine disaster on Lake Ontario was the loss of the Ontario, a frigate of twenty-two guns, built at Kingston, under Commodore Andrews. He sailed with her from Niagara, November 23rd, 1873, with a portion of the 8th regiment and a company of the Royal Artillery. A violent snow storm came up, and the only clue to the lost vessel and its living freight were a big drum and gold-laced hat, which drifted ashore.

Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont left Folger's wharf at 11:30 o'clock this morning, for Wolfe Island, and carried several passengers.

p.5 Joseph Nash left today, for Watertown, on business in connection with the suit of Nash Bros. vs. St. Lawrence River Steamship company.

William Randall, Montreal street, and brother, Capt. John Randall, Seeley's Bay, left at noon to visit friends in Chicago and South Milwaukee.

p.6 Again Postponed - As Capt. Donnelly has been called to the Marine Association gathering in Ottawa, his lecture tonight to the mariners has again been postponed.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Jan 1907