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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1910

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p.2 Day's Episodes - The schooner Briton went into Davis' dry dock today for repairs. She will be extensively overhauled.



The harbor is now entirely free of ice. The last of it drifted out on Thursday.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins cleared on Thursday for Oswego, to load coal for Toronto.

Capt. Hudson, of the steamer New Island Wanderer, has arrived in the city from Clayton, also the engineer of the steamer, Frederick O'Brien. The remainder of the crew will arrive in the city in the course of a few days.

Capt. Moulther and Capt. Chestnut, inspectors, arrived in the city today to inspect the steamer New Island Wanderer, which will, in all likelihood, be placed on the Cape Vincent route on Monday next. The steamer was given a trial trip in the harbor yesterday. The vessel is looking spick and span with a new coat of paint.

Came Under Own Canvas.

The schooner Cornelia (Capt. Densmore), which arrived at Portsmouth Wednesday morning, was the first schooner to enter Kingston harbor this season under her own canvas. She came through the ice unassisted, bringing coal for J. Short, of Portsmouth.

Daily Standard, April 8, 1910

p.2 First Trip of the Season - The steamer Riverside made her first trip of the season yesterday from Alexandria Bay to Ogdensburg with Capt. John Dana (Dunn ?) in command.

Being Built At Brockville - In course of construction at the foot of Henry street, Brockville, near the former upper C.P.R. pier, is a scow which when completed will be 68 feet long by 18 feet beam. The craft under construction is the property of Chas. J. Reilly and David Donovan, who purpose going into a general scowing business on the river during the coming summer. Yesterday the Myrtle, a powerful little tug built three years ago, was purchased by Fred Williams, of Rockport, and within another two weeks Messrs. Reilly and Donovan will be ready for business in the hauling of sand, stone, lumber, furniture, or in fact anything that is worth moving about the great water highway between Kingston and the rapids.

Gale At Rochester - April 8th - A forty to fifty mile gale is blowing on Lake Ontario. Lake mariners say it is the worst storm of any spring season they can remember. Considerable damage has been done to docks along the lake. The tug Ralph with the coal laden barge Locks in tow was blown back in the harbor

Ogdensburg Sued - Capt. Lyon, Ogdensburg, head of the ferry company, has just sued the city to recover the sum of $503 which he claims is due him as a balance for services of his steamer in breaking the ice in the harbor during a term of years. This is but another phase of the ferry license imbroglio. The city attorney has been directed to defend it.



The steamer Sowards is expected from Oswego today with coal for James Sowards.

The schooner Major Ferry will clear for Oswego tonight to load coal for Bath.

The schooner Cornelia will clear tonight for Sodus to load coal for the St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co.

The steambarge Ida E. is about ready for her season's work.

The Sequin and other large steel steamers which wintered here, are getting ready to move.

The steamer America is on the Davis' dry dock. The schooner Britton arrived in port today and will be docked on Thursday.

Mr. Chestnut and Captain Molther, local inspectors for American steamers, arrived in the city today. They will inspect the steamers Island Wanderer and Ottawa.

The schooner Cornelia was the first vessel to arrive in this port under its own canvas. She arrived at Portsmouth yesterday, from Oswego with coal for Jas. Short. On account of Portsmouth harbor being called "Hatters Bay," Captain Dinsmore should have no trouble in securing the customary hat for being the first arrival at that port.

p.5 City Happenings - The government steamer Scout started this morning to place new buoys in the harbor.

The schooner Bertha Caulkins (Bertha Calkins, Kalkins) cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for Toronto.

Capt. Hudson and Engineer O'Brien arrived today to take charge of the steamer New Island Wanderer.

The American government steamboat inspectors Capt. Moulther and Capt. Chestnut arrived in the city today. They will go over the Thousand Island Steamboat Company's fleet.

The crews of the boats lying at Richardsons's are arriving. They will be starting up the lakes about next week.

W. Moberley photographed the new steamer Ottawa this morning.


Inspected Steamboats.

Steamboat Inspector Evans, of this city, was in Peterboro' on Tuesday last and spent the day looking over and inspecting the Otonabee Navigation Company's steamers. The five steamers belonging to the company are being put in shape for the season.

Ottawa's Trial Trip.

The steamer Ottawa made her trial trip this morning. After leaving the Davis' dry dock she came through the bridge and ran up to Simcoe Island and back to Folger dock. It is thought the new steamer will have no difficulty in making twelve miles an hour

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1910