The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1912

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(available on microfilm at Kingston Public Library & Queen's University Stauffer Library)

Jan. 1, 1912

not published

Jan. 2, 1912

p.5 Too Rough For Trip - New Island Wanderer did not make run from Cape Vincent to Kingston.

Jan. 3, 1912

p.8 Very Late Navigation - str. Easton leaves Port Arthur for Duluth on Jan. 3rd.

Jan. 4, 1912

p.2 Died In Montreal - Capt. Alphonse Renaud, of Montreal Transportation co. tug Mary.

-str. New Island Wanderer made trip from Cape to Kingston on Tuesday.

p.5 Hull of Steamer Picton - purchased by Lake Simcoe Ice Co., to be fitted out as ice barge.

p.8 Davy Is Being Raised - Word brought from the scene of action today reports that Capt. Hinckley has so far succeeded in raising the barge Davy (sic - Davie) which has been sunk in the river for some time, that he will be able to put the pumps at work on her in a day or so. After the pumps start it will be merely a matter of a day or so until the barge is brought to the surface.

Sloop Arrives Jan. 4th - Belle Malone arrived from Clayton, Capt. C. Renoeil ?; to take load of cedar logs back to Clayton.

Jan. 5, 1912

p.2 I.M.C. - tug Frontenac towed Keyport to Kingston drydock; Wolfe Islander and New Island Wanderer still running.

Ashore In a Storm - Between five and six o'clock Thursday evening, as the steamer Wolfe Islander was trying to pick her way to Brophy's wharf, during the thickest of the snow storm, she ran ashore just below the wharf. The captain lost his bearings and the boat went on quite hard. Word was sent to the Calvin Company at Garden Island, and the tug Frontenac was sent to the rescue. The boat was liberated about ten o'clock, none the worse for the experience, and she was back on her trip this morning.

p.6 Very Hard To Answer - when the harbor will freeze; some repairs to vessels.

Jan. 6, 1912

p.8 Arrived From the Cape - New Island Wanderer.

Vessels Are Aground - The steamer Wolfe Islander, tug Little Queen and barge Hay Boy went ashore Friday night on a clay bank. The former was breaking ice between Garden and Wolfe Islands. Efforts of the tug to release her were of no avail. The three boats will be obliged to remain in the ice until spring. The str. Pierrepont made the island trips Saturday, which will likely be the last of the season..

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1912