The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Mar 1910

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p.2 Ice Nearly Free of Ice - Lake Ontario is practically free from ice. At Charlotte the harbor is open. Cobourg is also practically free of ice. In Kingston harbor the ice is seventeen inches thick and the field is solid to Nine Mile Point. At Cape Vincent the ice is from ten to twelve inches thick in the harbor. In Fair Haven Bay it is eighteen inches thick. Small moving fields of ice are seen in the lake.

p.6 Day's Episodes - Capt. C. Daryaw is making some extensive repairs to the schooner Ford River. This schooner made some of the fastest trips on record, last season, in the coal carrying trade.

March 5, 1910



The steambarge D.D. Calvin, owned by the Calvin Company, Garden Island, has been sold to Capt. Smith, of Belleville. The selling price, it is understood, was about $7,000. The name of the vessel will be changed. The boat will be used in the cement and coal trade at Belleville. The Calvin was not in commission last year.

The steambarge Ida E., which was in the coal trade at Kingston last year, will be placed in commission in the lumber trade on Georgian Bay and Lake Huron this coming season of navigation.

The steamer Ottawa is ready to be launched at Davis' dry dock, as soon as the ice leaves the harbor. The steamer is about completed, the engine and boiler having been installed.

Marine Firemen Met.

At a meeting of the Marine Firemen, Oilers and Watertenders Association, held Friday night, quite a large number of members were present. After some discussion in regard to their line of business, it was pointed out that there was room for improvement on many of the boats.

Delegate Gallagher, who has represented the organization for four seasons, was very popular. He was active among the firemen and oilers and well known on the whole chain of lakes and made many friends. He has now resigned his position as delegate and his resignation is in the hands of the organization to elect a representative.

p.5 Seeking The Aid - .....J.L. Whiting, K.C., and W.J. Fair addressed the council of board of trade on behalf of the Kingston Shipbuilding company, wanting their assistance in getting the dry-dock exemption bylaw passed (a 2/3 majority is required).

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Mar 1910