The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1907

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p.1 Lighthouses Lit Up - Port Dalhousie, March 28th - The steamer Macassa arrived here from Hamilton last evening, the first arrival of the season. Not a particle of ice is to be seen in the harbor or lake. The engineers, wintering here, have about all got orders to have their boats in readiness for the opening of the canal. Both lighthouses were lit up last night, the earliest date for a number of years.

p.2 To Go Out Tomorrow - steamer Pierrepont will try again to reach Wolfe Island.

p.4 Will Soon Be In Service - The Wolfe Island ferry is undergoing repairs and being put into condition for the opening of navigation. The Wolfe Islander will come to the city as soon as the Pierrepont succeeds in breaking a passage.

p.5 Pith of the News - The steamer City of Detroit passed Amherstburg on Thursday. She is the first of the regular liners to pass down.

p.6 Crossed The Harbor - The steamer Pierrepont cannot claim the honor of being the first steamer to cross from the island to the city this season. The Wolfe Islander came across Thursday afternoon to within 500 yards of the shore, but could get no further, and landed her passengers in ice boats.

Clear of Ice - Collingwood, March 28th - Weather here is fine and warm, and the harbor is clear of ice and open for navigation. The numerous steamers in the harbor are rushing matters in fitting out and prospects are good for an early season.

In an interview with the Whig Capt. Cummings says he left Garden Island at 1:15 o'clock, and did not have any difficulty in beating the way across until after passing Point Frederick. The ice from there to the city is about ten inches thick. The Wolfe Islander reached the ferry wharf at 2:20 o'clock.

It is up to Mayor Mowat to present Capt. Cummings with a new hat - the whiskey has already been presented to the crew by Con. Millan who met the boat and jumped on board with a bottle. Capt. Cummings has brought the Wolfe Islander to the city ahead of all steamers for the second consecutive year.

March 29, 1907

not published - Good Friday

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1907