The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1910

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To the steambarge Hinckley goes the honor of being the first vessel to arrive in the city with a cargo. The Hinckley arrived in the city on Saturday morning with a cargo of coal and cleared for Alexandria Bay where the cargo will be unloaded. The steambarge encountered a great deal of ice on the way, but was able to make the trip without any mishap.

Capt. Martin Olsen, of the steamer Advance, has returned from a holiday trip to Detroit.

Capt. James Smith has left for the Rideau, where he will take charge of a vessel.

None of the local boats have cleared as yet. The schooners and vessels are waiting until more of the ice has cleared away.

The steamer Scout is still tied up at the Kingston and Pembroke wharf, and is unable to do much work in the harbor on account of the ice. Many buoys are ready to be laid out by this steamer as soon as the weather permits.


Swept Away By Ice.

Sault Ste. Marie, April 2nd - The ice in St. Mary's river started to go out suddenly yesterday afternoon, and in its mad rush carried away the cofferdam which had been constructed with infinite care around the sunken steamer Steinbrenner.

Several tugs which were tied alongside narrowly escaped being carried down the river, as all their coal had been consumed during the wrecking operations. The loss of the cofferdam will greatly delay the raising of the Steinbrenner.

Daily Standard, April 2, 1910

p.1 Commons Votes On Harbor Work - voted various large sums for harbor and river improvements.

p.2 First Down the River - The first boat down the St. Lawrence to Brockville was the small tug Carrie, which on Thursday last towed a scow from Alexandria Bay to load lumber.

p.5 City Happenings - The schrs. Major Ferry and Sowards (sic) did not clear this morning as expected.

p.7 Wolfe Isle News - April 2nd - .....Our ferry boat is kept busy these days hauling grain and hay to Kingston.....Capt. Michael O'Shea has left for Chaumont Bay to fit out the Acacia for Mr. Adams to go into the coal trade. Ernie Crawford, Harry Davis and John O'Shea accompanied him.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1910