The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1910

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p.1 Latest News - The steamer Macassa, from Hamilton, opened navigation in Toronto harbor. Captain Henderson gets the silk hat from the harbor master.



The Cape Vincent route is now open for traffic, the veteran ice-breaker Pierrepont making the trip over Saturday in remarkably good time, considering the ice she had to contend with.

The Pierrepont left Kingston at 3:30 a.m. and arrived at the Cape at 11:30 a.m. The biggest ice jam was met with at the foot of Wolfe Island, and here the vessel was tied up in the ice for two hours, but eventually managed to make her way through it. When near the Cape another bad jam of ice was met with, coming out of some of the bays, but very little difficulty was experienced with this. The return trip was made in three hours, the Pierrepont arriving back about 4:30 o'clock with quite a number of passengers and freight.

Daily Standard, Kingston, March 28, 1910

p.1 No Hat For Him - Capt. Clark of str. Elsie towed barge from Oakville to Toronto.

p.2 Will Patrol Rideau - str. Ella C. purchased by Fisheries Dep't.



An important marine deal was negotiated at Brockville on Thursday last when the large freighting steamer Bermuda, recently renamed the Senator Derbyshire and registered as a Canadian vessel, became the property of Antoine Wendling of Brockville. Last year the vessel was owned by a Brockville syndicate of four, of which Mr. Wendling was one. Francis King, K.C., of this city, who is a well-known authority in marine matters, managed the negotiations of Thursday last for Mr. Wendling.



A Windsor despatch to the Standard says that the new passenger steamer Rochester, of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., was given her official trial trip Saturday and acquitted herself well. With Captain Owen of Ogdensburg in command the Rochester passed down the river at a fast clip, being greeted with a continuous salute from river craft. After the mouth of Lake Erie was reached, the boat was turned about and returned leisurely to Detroit.


Windsor, March 28th - All indications now point to an unusually early opening of navigation on the Great Lakes. Last year the first boat passed through "Soo" locks on April 20th, but if the present weather conditions continue, it is expected the locks will be open at least ten days earlier. The first clearances are reported from Buffalo, being the steamers J.J. Brown and the Wm. H. Truesdale with coal for Chicago and Milwaukee.

Wolfe Islander's Trip - had a hard time coming from Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1910