The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1910

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The work on the steamer Stranger at the Kingston Foundry is being rushed, in spite of the cold weather.



The steambarge Navajo went out to the steamer John Sharples, on Wednesday, and succeeded in getting off 4,000 bushels of corn, but was compelled to leave on account of the rough weather. The Navajo left here in the afternoon, and returned late last night.

While at work the Navajo had part of her rail torn off. The Sharples is in the same position as she was the last time the Navajo went out to the scene. She is still complete with all her furnishings. These should have been taken off before the weather set in, as a great deal will be damaged, so that it will be unfit for further use.

Awaiting Harbor To Freeze.

Another day of this cold weather and the steamer Wolfe Islander will have closed another season, for a couple of days of real cold weather would freeze the harbor over so thick that a boat would not be able to get through. Yesterday she managed to break through the ice outside the harbor and probably she will be able to get through today, but if tomorrow is like this navigation here will end. The officers of the boat are anxiously watching the formation of the ice, and they would not be over night at any wharf if they thought the ice would be too thick in the morning to permit a safe passage. Just as soon as the officers think they will be frozen they will make straight for the dry-dock, and not run any risk of being frozen in.

p.6 Wolfe Island News - A great deal of discussion is being put forth by the ratepayers as to the advisability of enlarging the ferry steamer. Manyh feel that in putting on false sides at her length that it will take from the present appearance very much, and not be any great addition to her. The greater number seems to think, under the circumstances, that the best thing to do is to let the boat remain as she is and make additional trips whenever necessary sooner than go into something without any guarantee that after expending a large amount the island would have a suitable boat. It remains to be seen what the outcome will be.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1910