The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1911

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The marine men regard this mild spell as a sure "starter" for the opening of navigation.

Navigation opened at Port Arthur on Monday. The steamer Easton was the first steamer to arrive in port, making the trip from Duluth with freight and passengers. Last year navigation opened at Port Arthur on March 31st.

A meeting of the underwriters was held in Kingston last night, for the purpose of making a settlement on the steamer Cataract, which was recently damaged by fire at Brockville.

Old Lake Captain Dead - Capt. James Stebbins, 94, at Sodus; came from England at age of 20, served under Capt. Allen, retired in 1872.

Navigation Opening - on April 6th last two years.

The Loading Depth - William Livingstone, president of the Lake Carriers Association, has received a message from J.W. LeB. Ross, engineer in charge of the Canadian canal at Sault Ste. Marie, announcing that the recommended loading depth for upbound vessels at the opening is 17 feet 9 inches, and for downbound vessels 18 feet 3 inches.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1911