The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1909

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p.1 Latest News - Five sailors were drowned in Lake Michigan, when the steamer Eber Ward struck an ice floe and sank.



The steamer Donnelly has entered the government dry dock for repairs.

The Davis dry dock has been cleared out and vessels will soon be entering.

The steamer Aletha made her regular trips from Picton and bay points today.

The steamer Jessie Bain, of the White Squadron, is being fitted out at Anglin's Bay.

The steamer Pierrepont was inspected by Inspector Thompson on Tuesday afternoon and found satisfactory.

Davis & Sons have just received orders to build three small gasoline yachts for Pittsburg, Pa., parties, to be ready on June 1st.

The schooner New Dominion cleared for Oswego to load coal for Belleville. She was turned out last night at six o'clock by the tug Frontenac.

The steamer St. Lawrence will soon be fitted out and ready for the summer's traffic. She will not likely go to the islands before the 24th of May.

p.5 The schooner Bertha Kalkins arrived this afternoon from Oswego with a cargo of coal for Sowards.

p.8 Thousand Island Park, April 19th - ...The steambarge Hinckley loaded gas buoys at Rock Island lighthouse dock, opposite here, and is placing them on the various shoals between here and Ogdensburg....The steamer Islander is making two trips a day each way between Alexandria Bay and Clayton, consequently there are two mails a day now.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Apr 1909