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

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p.1 To Have Patrol Boat - Amherstburg, March 14th - United States District Engineer Davis will recommend the United States survey steamer Hancock as a patrol boat for the lower Detroit river district, especially that part of it in the narrow Lime Kiln Channel opposite this town. Captain Wilson, master of the Hancock, will have supervision of the movements of all craft passing through the channel.

p.2 Around the Harbor - Capt. Joseph Dix has commenced making alterations on his schooner, the Suffel, putting the vessel in shape for the coming season. Capt. Simmons is also overhauling his schooner, the Acacia. Repairs have been made to the cabin of the steamer Bothnia, which was damaged by fire some time ago.

A large gang of men is employed at Garden Island fitting out the Calvin fleet for the opening of navigation.

p.8 Leaves On Sunday - W. Spencer, chief engineer of the M.T. company's steamer Advance, leaves on Sunday for Fort William with a gang of men to fit out his steamer for the opening of navigation.

Incidents of the Day - A big staff of men were at work on the new spile dock at Richardsons' today. Another carload of spiles has arrived. Yesterday the work was delayed owing to their non-arrival. The work will be pushed along.

March 15, 1907

p.5 Personal Mention - Andrew Kennedy, chief engineer of the steamer Turret Chief, leaves, tomorrow, for Fort William, to fit out his engines for the coming season.

Captain William A. Brian, Garden Island, will leave in a few days for Chicago.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The new steamer for the Lake of the Bays Navigation company, built at the Kingston foundry this winter, is being shipped to Huntsville. One half of the hull and the minor machinery has already gone and the boilers, with the remainder of the hull, will be shipped on Monday next.

Has Been Well Repaired - The steamer Fairmount, which ran on the shoal off Snake Island late last fall, laid up in the dry dock for the winter. The steamer has had a complete overhauling. Twelve new plates have been placed in position and a new bilge put in. The steamer, which is one of the best of the M.T. Co.'s boats, will be ready to go into commission with the opening of navigation.

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