The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jan 1908

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p.7 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Saginaw expects to leave the dry dock on Tuesday. She goes to Cobourg to act as ice-breaker for the Ontario ferry boat.

Jan. 21, 1908

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The work of unloading the steamer Ames of her cargo is progressing nicely at Richardsons'.

Jan. 22, 1908

p.2 Will Not Be Built - (part).... H.S. Folger is the general manager of the Thousand Island Steamboat company which has a monopoly on the river business among the islands. He said that he is looking forward to a good season in spite of the panicky feeling that is now abroad in the land. He thinks everything will be all right when the good old summer time comes again.

Mr. Folger let out a brand new bit of river news when he said that the company would not have its two new boats next season. "The Detroit builders," he explained, "could not get the necessary materials and as we want the boats in the spring instead of the fall, we decided to postpone work on them until next winter. They are to be eighteen mile vessels, with twin screws and capable of carrying 1,200 people." All of the vessels of the White Squadron are undergoing the usual winter repairs. The steamer Ramona will have a new Kingsford boiler, which is now being built for her at Oswego, N.Y.

p.5 Blocked By Ice - Pierrepont could not get to Wolfe Island today.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jan 1908