Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jan 1909
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p.5 News of World - The slump in shipping on the lakes last season is now being felt by the various shipyards along the lakes and at Buffalo. Business has fallen off fully seventy-five per cent.

p.8 Death of Capt. John Cook - Picton, Jan. 25th - Capt. John Cook a well known mariner, died Saturday night of lung trouble, at his house in Milford. He was aged thirty-eight years. He sailed on the steamers Argyle and Niagara out of Toronto. He, with his partner A. McCaw, controlled the South Marysburg company, a rural township line.

Jan. 26, 1909

p.1 Vessel Ice Bound - Sault Ste. Marie, Jan. 25th - The steamer Sault Ste. Marie, carrying a large number of passengers, is ice-bound in the river near here and she may be unable to release herself for several days unless the ice loosens and begins moving. The ice has been running for several days, but on Saturday the river became choked and the little ferry got caught between the large floats.

Death of William Kelley - of 115 Bay street, a marine engineer, Presbyterian.

Jan. 27, 1909

p.2 The Late William A. Kelly - born in Cornwall, came to Garden Island and worked as marine engineer for Calvin & Breck for eighteen or twenty years, them moved to Kingston, worked for Folger company as engineer on steamer Pierrepont, leaves wife and seven children. (details)

p.5 Steamer Niagara Sold - Toronto, Jan. 27th - The steamer Niagara, recently in use on the Toronto to Hamilton run, under the management of the Turbine Steamship company, has been sold to Port Arthur steamboat interests and will be operated along the north shore of the lake. She will leave here as soon as navigation opens.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jan 1909