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

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p.5 On Their First Trip - The steambarge Sowards and the schooner Major Ferry cleared on Sunday afternoon, on their first trip of the season to Oswego.

The barge Thomson, of the M.T. Co., came off the government dry dock today, and the barge Cornwall went in.

Daily Standard, April 4, 1910

p.2 St. Lawrence Navigation - The steamer Riverside, of the Alexandria Bay - Ogdensburg route on the St. Lawrence, will make tri-weekly trips for the present, commencing on Saturday next.

Seal In St. Lawrence River - seen by men cutting ice near St. Lawrence Park, at Brockville.

Making First Trip - The steam barge Senator Derbyshire (formerly the Bermuda) of Brockville, left that port this morning for Oswego on her initial trip of the season. She has been chartered to carry coal from Oswego to Toronto until the canals are opened.

p.5 City Happenings - The Government steamer Scout is waiting to go into the dry-dock.

The barge Cornwall of the M.T. Co. went into the dry dock this morning for repairs.

p.7 Grain Rate War - American routes undercutting Canadian rates; grain carriers on the lakes say they can not and will not cut their figures below the present level.



Nicholas Henderson's Painting Is Attracting Attention.

In Kirkpatrick's window is at present to be seen a striking picture, which evidently attracts all the small boys, and a good many large ones also. It is a vivid presentation of a group of old time sailing bearing down the lake before a fair wind on a summer afternoon, painted by Nicholas Henderson. The scene is the head of Lake Erie, and each of the vessels is an accurate type of different styles of rigging. The group forms an effective pictorial composition, solidly painted after the manner of the English school, and shows accurate knowledge both of nautical detail and expert seamanship, which is to be expected from an artist who is a practical mariner as well as a gifted painter.

The vessel in the foreground is one of the old two-masted top-sail schooners, at one time often to be seen on the lakes, and Mr. Henderson has represented her as just putting about on the starboard tack, after standing up the lake on the port tack. As the breeze is freshening stiffly the little green schooner is running off with the wind abeam, at the same time reefing her mainsail, a graceful feature in the picture, while the stately old barque bears down before the wind, in fine contrast with the rest of the group.

But Mr. Henderson is to be congratulated on his picture, not only for its life and variety of action, and nautical correctness, but also for its harmony of coloring, its delicate atmospheric tones, the aerial grace of its summer clouds, and the movement of its rising waves, on which the steamboat in the distance seems to swing with the rhythmic sweep of Nature. Mr. Henderson has been styled the Canadian Mesdag, and the conception and execution of this fine picture bear out his artistic kinship to that distinguished Dutch marine painter.

Mariners Beacons - The lights at Snake Island and Nine Mile light houses are once more shedding their radiance for the guidance of mariners.

Leaving For Toronto - After 25 years' service with the Thousand Island Steamboat Co., Wm. Aubin is resigning his position in order to accept a lucrative one with the Toronto Street Railway Co. Mr. Aubin's many friends will regret his departure.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1910