The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.1 Deepening of Canal To Cost Millions - the Welland Canal.

p.2 To Build New Wharf - for N.Y. Central railroad at Clayton.

p.5 Expect Late Opening - Capt. Coleman Hinckley has a photo of the harbor on May 10, 1872, showing Pierrepont in ice, taken from foot of Brock Street, shows old fish market.

Fitting Out Vessels of M.T. Company -

March 26, 1912


March 27, 1912

p.1 Borden Gov't takes steps towards construction of Georgian Bay canal - $12,000 towards a commission.

p.2 $150,000 For Harbor - Dominion Gov't supplementary estimates contain $160,000 for Kingston harbor improvement scheme - for dredging, bridge ?

p.4 Freight On Lakes - str. Spaulding chartered from Duluth to Ogdensburg at 5 cents a bushel.

p.7 Motor Boat Building - at a standstill - lack of boathouses.

March 28, 1912

p.1 Ice Bound St. Lawrence - frozen from Galloup Rapids to Lake Ontario except for strip between Ogdensburg and Prescott where train car ferry runs.

Navigation Merger Crowd To Meet in Montreal - R. & O.

p.2 After Steamer Lamonde - One of the old skippers, while enjoying the fragrant weed, Thursday morning, said that Capt. P. Martin had recently been in town regarding the purchase of the steamer Lamonde, the boat which Capt. George Hammond ran on the Kingston-Gananoque route last season. It appears the Lamonde is in the hands of the Kingston Foundry company, and will shortly be taken to Port Arthur.

The Axe Falls Again - The Borden axe still continues to fall and separate government employees from their positions. This time the axe has fallen only a few miles from the city. John Whitmarsh, for ten or twelve years the keeper of the Four Mile lighthouse, has been given notice that "his services are no longer required," and Victor Sudds has been put in his place. It is understood that a petition is being circulated among the prominent conservatives asking the department of marine and fisheries to reinstate him.

p.5 Big Lumber Trade - expected on Lake Michigan this year; Capt Grant Horn (Horne ?) couldn't find a vessel to buy.

p.8 Steamer Service Ends - the Smallman Bros. of Fort Covington have sold str. Princess Louise to H.F. Cummins of Cornwall, used to be 3 steamers running between Cornwall and Dundee on Salmon River, but now the river is shallower.

March 29, 1912

p.2 Claims $500 Damages - The case of J.H. Cohen vs. F. Anglin, Brewer's Mills, will be heard at the county court which opens at the court house on Tuesday morning, before Judge Madden. The plaintiff claims $500 for damages for the sinking of his barge, the Mary Louise, last fall. He hired Mr. Anglin to take his boat up the river with a cargo and in some way or other the barge was beached at Dog Lake, and it now remains a total wreck. J.L. Whiting is appearing for the plaintiff and King & Smythe for the defendants.

Ice As Far As Can Be Seen - at Nine Mile Point.

At Garden Island - ship carpenters have returned to Quebec, tug Johnson has been rebuilt.


An Alexandria Bay dispatch says: Although the ice is firm on the channel of the river near this village, and there is not an open stretch of water to be seen, Captain A.R. Hinckley is here, and says he will wager that he will bring his freight boat, the Hinckley, from the wreck of the schooner near St. Lawrence Park to Cornwall's wharf here on Saturday of this week. Only a few days ago teams crossed the channel, and it has been freezing weather since, but the captain says it will break up this week enough to let him run through the channel. He is working on the wreck of the barge now, and expects to take her to Kingston before many days. (G.T. Davie)

p.4 The Great Lakes Report - gives the thickness of ice at a dozen Lake Ontario ports.

p.5 Leaves Snug Harbor - George Pound transferred to Sault Ste. Marie; he worked at sailors' rest in Kingston.

I.M.C - Julia B. Merrill.

March 30, 1912

p.1 Steamship Amalgamation - R. & O. merger meeting in Montreal.

p.2 The C.N.R. May Buy - business of Rideau Lakes Navigation Co.

p.4 After Many Years - Lake Seamens' Union have ended 4 year old strike against Lake Carriers Association.

p.5 Ice On Great Lakes - dates for opening from 1896 to 1911

Fleet Appointments Made - for Ogdensburg Coal & Towing Co. - for steamers McVittie, Nicaragua, Avon, tug Proctor, tug Seymour, tug Myra.

p.11 Welland Enlargement Blocked - paltry vote of $200,000 in supplementary estimates. [Toronto Globe]

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