The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1911

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p.1 To Buy New Steamer - Toronto, March 27th - Tenders will shortly be called for by the new directors of the Northern Navigation company for a new steamer larger and faster than the Hamonic for service on the upper lakes. She is to cost about ?


Brockville, March 27th - The steambarge Cataract, owned by the Cataract Ice Company, was partially destroyed by fire, Saturday morning, in Tunnel Bay, the damage being estimated at between $4,000 and $5,000. An overheated stove is supposed to have been the cause of the outbreak. By the time the alarm was raised the rear portion of the craft was ablaze, the whole upper works, including the engine and boiler rooms being badly damaged before the fire brigade succeeded in getting the outbreak under control. It will be necessary to dry dock her for repairs.

p.5 Purchased A Vessel - Capt. Oliver has returned home from Toronto, where he made a deal for the purchase of the schooner Abbie L. Andrews, which has been in commission for the Erie and Pennsylvania Coal company. She is a three masted vessel and has been used quite extensively in the coal trade.

March 28, 1911

p.1 Union To Fight It - welfare plan of the Lake Carriers' Association.

p.2 Steamer Merrimac Sold - The Gilchrist Transportation company has sold the wooden steamer Merrimac to Montreal parties, and the steamer hereafter will be operated on Lake Ontario. The Merrimac is laid up at Milwaukee, and her capacity is 2000 tons. She is 235 feet keel, forty one feet beam and twenty feet deep.

p.8 Navigation Opens - passenger str. City of Detroit leaves Detroit for Cleveland; steamer Yale this season will be operated between Port Huron and Duluth as a package freighter.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1911