The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Mar 1907

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p.6 Incidents of the Day - G.E. Jacques & Co., Montreal, and R.O. and A.B. Mackay, Hamilton, have formed a new steamship company under the name of the Merchants and Montreal and Lake Superior lines. They will institute a semi-weekly service between Montreal and Fort William, calling at Kingston.

To Make A Trip - The steamer Pierrepont, which for many years has been the first boat to cross to Wolfe Island, is all ready at the ferry wharf to make a try for Wolfe Island. If the present spell of fine weather continues the ice breaker will make her trial on Wednesday.

March 26, 1907

p.3 Barriefield, March 25th - ....The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company nearly lost one of its captains, when, a few days ago, Capt. Esford went on the ice, up the Rideau, to look after his nets and traps. He went through the ice, and, being pretty stout and having a pair of rubber boots on, and no one being near to help, he had a narrow escape.



Curious To Know What Donnellys Will Do.

[Buffalo, N.Y., Express]

John Donnelly, Kingston, Ont., of the Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company, who has been in Buffalo for several weeks in connection with the releasing of the stranded steamers Nottingham and Smith, which are high on the beach opposite the breakwater, is busy putting the spring touches to the lighter Saginaw, which was purchased from the Great Lakes Towing company some time ago. While there is nothing mysterious concerning a wrecking job, still marine circles here are curious about the methods which the Donnellys intend to use in getting the big light boats off the beach. The firm has a plan, no doubt, but owing to the possible difficulty or changes which may be encountered, the public has been left out of this wrecking job. It is certain that the Donnellys need no advice, judging from the manner in which they handled the releasing of the steamer Zimmerman at the head of St. Joseph Island, in the St. Mary's river, last spring; they are experts in this class of work. The situation of the stranded steamers has been carefully looked over and complete arrangements made for all the plant necessary to float the steamers. A gang of men has been at work for some days cutting the ice on the outside of the wrecks for many feet. The recent severe cold weather has helped to delay the work, the ice being from fifteen to twenty inches thick near the shore.

Street Continuations - report of board of works, adopted last night by city council - concerning end of Earl street at harbor; leased to Canadian Locomotive & Engine company for 99 years; legalities of ownership of slip; also the protraction of Ontario street, King street, Bay street and North street into the harbor; recommended that city negotiate with government in Ottawa.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - Navigation is open in Toronto harbor.

Capt. J.A. Carnegie, of Rockport, has arrived in the city to fit out the steamer Missisquoi for the season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Mar 1907