The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1911

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p.1 Amend Shipping Act - gov't bill makes would make pilots necessary.

p.7 Opening the Lakes - To Ocean Merely A Matter of Money - says chief army engineer in U.S.



The Montreal Transportation company did not wait for the official opening of navigation, in order to start their elevator. On Friday the ice in the slip was broken, and the steamer Glenmount, which has been laid up in the slip all winter, was taken to the elevator, and is now being discharged of her cargo. The elevator was running in good order today, and was a welcome sight to the marine men.

The steamer Glenmount is discharging 74,000 bushels of wheat and will have the honor of being the first vessel to discharge at the elevator this season.

At Simcoe Island some of the ice gathered in was measured, and it was found to be thirty two inches thick.

The work of scrubbing and painting the steamer America was commenced today. The steamer has to be ready to go on the Cape Vincent route on May 1st.

Capt. Matthew Patterson is in Cobourg fitting out his new schr. St. Louis.

The sloop Pilot has been pumped out, and is now in fairly good shape.

Wrecking masters H.W. Baker, Detroit, and James Reid, Sarnia, with Capt. C.H. Sinclair, representing the underwriters, are inspecting the wreck of the steamer John Sharples which went ashore on the Galloup Island, Lake Ontario, last December.

According to the weather bureau report, the ice fields in Lake Superior are confined to the north shore and the east end of the lake. In Lake Michigan the ice fields are confined to the extreme north portion and around the islands. A considerable field of ice about two inches thick formed last week in Lake Huron, and while ordinary steamers have passed through the field, fish tugs have been unable to. In Lake Erie the ice is confined to the extreme east end, east of Long Point, and the fields are reported loose and not heavy. The ice in Lake Ontario is confined to the extreme north-east portion where, on account of the cold last week, it appears to have become stronger.

The Rutland Transit line boats will be ready to move on the 15th.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Apr 1911