The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1909

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p.2 Marine Paragraphs - The Welland Canal will open up on April 15th.

The steamer Pierrepont, breaking the ice in the harbor, Saturday afternoon, attracted a great deal of attention. Folger's wharf was crowded with interested spectators. The ice was found to be too thick to make the trip across to the island, so the captain had to be content in breaking the ice along the frontier. In a couple of days it is expected that the ice-breaker will be able to get through.

p.8 Appointment Soon - to name new Deputy Minister of Marine.

Yacht Club Annual Meeting - The annual meeting of the Kingston yacht club takes place this evening. J.M. Campbell, now of Rochester, N.Y., has been commodore for the past two years. The club will greatly miss Lieut.-Col. Strange, who has now become a resident of Ottawa.

Awaiting Harbor Opening - think harbor will be open by Thursday.

Great New Shipyard - Cleveland, April 5th - The largest ship-building yard on the great lakes, costing more than $1,000,000, covering over 35 acres of land and giving employment to at least 3,000 men when completed, will soon be built at Ashtabula, Ohio. Final contracts for the construction work were signed Saturday.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1909