The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1912

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p.1 Grain Boats Released - tug Sarnia City breaks ice for Wahcondah, Donnacona and Glenellah, at Sarnia.

p.2 Will Bring Barge Here - Capt. Hinckley, of Oswego, N.Y., was in the city, on Wednesday, on his way to Montreal. He reports having had quite a time in raising the barge Davie, of the Montreal Transportation company, sunk at Alexandria Bay. He says that just as soon as navigation opens up, he will have the barge brought to Kingston, and then it will be placed on dry dock, so as to find out the extent of the damage.

p.5 Had A Fine Dance - employees of Kingston Shipbuilding Co. had dance at City Hall.

Trent Valley Canal - Bound To Be Completed - Can't Be Dropped - [Peterboro Examiner]

Feb. 2, 1912

p.1 Kingston's Harbor Is An Asset -

p.5 Repairs To The Vessels -

p.10 Store Grain In Boats - to alleviate congestion at Fort William.

Feb. 3, 1912

p.1 Losses On The Lakes - 30 vessels out of commission last year, including 5 tugs and 11 schooners and barges.

Feb. 5, 1912


The schooner Bertie Calkins, one of the oldest of the local fleet of vessels, has been sold by Capt. William Simmons to Capt. Hinckley, of Oswego, N.Y., for the sum of $3,000.

Capt. Hinckley had the vessel down the river, to assist in the raising of the barge Davie, and the schooner is at present at the scene, awaiting the opening of navigation. The Calkins has been used in the coal-carrying trade between Kingston and Oswego for many years, and is one of the best known vessels in this port. Capt. Max Shaw, at present on the steamer Sowards, sailed the Calkins for many years.

Feb. 6, 1912

p.1 New Welland To Be Started At An Early Date - $30 million to be voted.

p.2 R. & O.'s Good Year - financial details.

Feb. 7, 1912


Calvin Co. Will Use Passenger Boat For Wrecking Purposes

Announcement has been made, that the Calvin company, of Garden Island, has purchased the steamer Cornwall, of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company's fleet, and will use the old passenger boat for wrecking purposes. The boat will have to be altered considerably to suit the purposes of the wreckers, as she is of a passenger type. She is on the ways now at Garden Island, undergoing repairs and will be in commission by spring.

The tug Johnson, of the Calvin fleet, is being rebuilt at the ways at Garden Island. This boat will be in splendid shape by spring.

Marine Men Are Happy - over announcement about new Welland Canal.

Quite A Proposition - in keeping ice out of dry dock for winter work.

May Damage Vessels - ice blockade at Sarnia.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1912