The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1908

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The Harbor Is Clear of Obstructions.

During the night nearly all of the ice went out of the harbor. At six o'clock Tuesday evening it was not broken up, only where the steamers had passed through, but at seven o'clock this morning the harbor was well clear of obstructions, for some distance the only place the ice remained being around the shores. For many years the ice has gone out during the night.

The steamer Pierrepont makes her first trip to Cape Vincent today, leaving at two o'clock.

The government boat Scout arrived here arrived here at nine o'clock Tuesday night, from the marine works at Prescott. The run was a very good one, and little ice was experienced until Wolfe Island was reached, and then there was not sufficient to cause the boat any trouble. The captain states that when they arrived in the harbor here it was then almost free of ice. The Scout will be working in this district for several days, locating the gas buoys.

The steamer Wanderer will be inspected by government officials tomorrow, and will then be placed on the Cape Vincent run.

Members of the crew of the steamer George Horne have arrived in the city.

p.5 Pith of the News - The contract for the construction of the new western entrance to Toronto harbor has been let to Robert Weddell, Trenton, at $495,000.

GIVES HIS VIEWS - Justice Cassells appointment to royal commission to investigate the Marine Department.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1908