The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Mar 1910

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p.2 Pierrepont In The Ice - The steamer Pierrepont had a great deal of ice to contend with on her trip from Cape Vincent, on Thursday afternoon, and as a result did not reach the city until shortly after two o'clock. There was such a jam of ice in the harbor that the steamer made very slow progress coming into the wharf. Quite a large number of passengers were on board.

Day's Episodes - The steamer Bickerdike will leave for upper lake ports the first of the week, after fitting out here.

The steamer Pierrepont had a number of passengers from Cape Vincent and points beyond today.

The government steamer Scout was in port Wednesday night and was busy today laying gas buoys in this district.

p.9 A Shipbuilding Industry Illustrated - thirteen photos of ships under construction at the Collingwood Shipbuilding company.

Daily Standard, March 31, 1910



Directors of Company Are Organizing Today.

The directors of the Kingston Shipbuilding Company are meeting in the British American Hotel this afternoon for re-organization purposes. The directors present are Simon Dyment, Barrie; James M. Smith, Collingwood; H.B. Smith, Owen Sound; Capt. McDougall, Duluth; H.A. Calvin, and W.J. Fair, of Kingston. The other local director, John McKelvey, is seriously ill of pneumonia, and was unable to attend the meeting. It is understood that Simon Dyment, of Barrie, will be elected president of the company.

The directors are in an exceedingly hopeful frame of mind, and expect big things of the industry, which they are to establish here at the Government dry dock. Work has already begun on the big steel building, and is well under way. The steel for the building and the balance of the machinery is now on the way, and is expected to arrive shortly.

p.2 Ice Jam Blocked Wolfe Islander -

For Prescott Ferry - Algoma of Massena to be purchased?

First Trip To Foot of Island - Wolfe Islander.

Yacht Meeting - Annual meeting of Kingston Yacht Club.



The steamer Saginaw has been moved from below the Cereal Mill to her summer berth at the foot of West Street.

The tug Frontenac towed the steamer Island Wanderer down to the Davis' dry dock yesterday and in doing so opened the navigation below the bridge.

Carlaw and Smith, who purchased the steamer D.D. Calvin, will change her name to the Black Douglas. Mr. Carlaw was down from Belleville yesterday looking up business for the steamer.

The tug Frontenac was to tow the tug Thomson from the M.T. Co., up to the dry dock this morning. The heavy south wind jammed the ice against the gate of the dry dock so that it could not be opened. It is likely the obstruction will soon be removed and the Thomson will be docked.

Welland Canal Opening.

The opening of the Welland Canal has been announced for April 15th. But little repair work will be necessary this spring. The electrical work is practically finished, and all the locks can now be operated by electricity. The four mile level between lock 1 and 2 of the old canal, has been lowered to allow the placing of concrete supports under the Maple Leaf Rubber Company's warehouse at Port Dalhousie.

p.5 City Happenings - gov't steamer Scout arrived.

p.8 Got Silk Hat - Capt. A. Batten of str. Cariboo at Wiarton.

Lachine Canal Dry - for repairs.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Mar 1910