The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1911

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March 2, 1911

p.2 Evidence Being Taken - from U.S. engineers and captains living in Kingston, who may have to move back to U.S. in order to keep jobs.

p.5 Looking For Good Season - in passenger traffic for Lake Ontario & Bay of Quinte Steamboat Co.

March 3, 1911



With the approach of the time for the opening of navigation, is announced the sales of vessels. Every year, a number of changes are announced.

The announcement was made today, that Capt. Smith, of Belleville, who was on the old steamer D.D. Calvin, had purchased the barge Norseman, which is laid up at Tonawanda, N.Y.

The Norseman is well known in this port. A few years ago she ran from Port Dalhousie to Kingston, making three trips per week. The barge is about two hundred feet long, and her capacity is about 28,000 bushels of grain.

The Norseman was, some years ago, known as the Enterprise, and will, perhaps, be better known under that name to most of the old mariners. The barge will be brought from Tonawanda just as soon as the canal is opened.

Capt. Barnhardt, of Deseronto, was in the city yesterday, on business.

The spring like weather is bringing the marine men together again, and they are anxiously awaiting the opening of navigation. It will be a good sight for them to see the ice out of the harbor.

The St. Lawrence River Steamboat company has yet to make a purchase to take the place of the Ottawa, which was used on the Cape Vincent route, and which fell a victim to the flames near the end of last season.

The crew of the government boat Speedy have arrived to fit out the vessel for the season's work. The Speedy has to look after the buoys, and will be the first vessel to get out when the ice breaks up. The Speedy is also the last vessel to be laid up. Government boats are always on the go.

March 4, 1911

p.5 Installing New Machinery - Quite a number of workmen are engaged in putting the steamer City of Montreal in shape for the coming season. Today new machinery was being installed and the old removed. The ship carpenters will be busy from now until navigation opens in putting in new woodwork and repainting her.

In Marine Circles - opening dates of navigation for the past fifteen years.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1911