The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1910

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To Steamer Wolfe Islander In The Spring.

The Wolfe Island council, when it opened the tenders for the enlarging of the steamer Wolfe Islander, found that the one for the iron work necessary for the lengthening of the boat was $1,300 more than the estimate. Where about $5,000 had been estimated as a conservative figure, the tender received called for $6,300. This was considered altogether too high and the result is that the Wolfe Islander will not be lengthened the fifteen feet proposed. She will have false sides added, and this enlargement will enable the inspector of hulls to give her a passenger carrying capacity of 325, instead of 175, as at present. With an additional fifteen feet of deck room, she would have a passenger limit of 372, but the great benefit from the lengthening would be in freight carrying, which would be far greater. The council has decided to add false sides to the steamer and put in an electric light plant. This work will cost about $3,000, and will likely be done in the early spring, in the Davis dry dock.

Notes About Vessels

The steel framework for Capt. Foster's new steamer to run from Smith's Falls to Kingston, will arrive, this week, from Toronto, and will be set up in the Davis' shipyard.

The steamer Wolfe Islander went up to Simcoe and Amherst Islands yesterday afternoon, and this morning, she brought down a boatload of passengers to do their Christmas shopping.

The harbor was frozen all the way across this morning.....

Open To The Cape - It is fully expected now, that the harbor will be open until after the Christmas holidays. There is no ice on the Cape Vincent run, and the steamer Pierrepont is making good time. A big rush of passengers is looked for during the holidays. Quite a number from this district go over the border to spend Yuletide holidays.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Dec 1910