WRECKING & SALVAGE.
Preparing For Service On The Opening Of Navigation.
Mr. S.E. Gregory, of Hamilton, was in the city today, arranging for the opening of an office and the location here of steamers and plant, to be employed in the service of the Dominion Wrecking & Salvage Company, of which Capt. Donnelly is master. It is not the intention of the Company to confine its attention to the wrecking business, but to do harbour towing and towing on the lakes and river, and to be ready for the commencement of operations on the opening of navigation. Kingston will be the headquarters for the western division, and here Capt. Donnelly will be settled, as wrecking master of the Company. He accompanies Mr. Gregory to Montreal for the purpose of arranging the Gulf service. The frequency of accidents to the larger steamships has suggested the necessity of having efficient steamers and pontoons placed at a convenient point on the lower St. Lawrence. The best equipment will be provided. The officers of the Company are: President, Capt. Herriman, Montreal, manager of the Boston Underwriters Association; Vice-President, Mr. J.C. Ross, Quebec, Secretary-Treasurer; Mr. Henshaw, President of the Montreal Board of Trade; Business Manager, Mr. Gregory, who has been engaged in the forwarding business for a very long time, having been connected with the firm of Jones & Co., and Glassford & Jones, and possesses a thorough knowledge of the marine business of the country. He recognizes quite a number of our citizens, "some of them," said he ironically, "looking as they did 25 years ago." Hon. John Hamilton and Mr. J.D. Thompson, are the only forwarders whom he remembers, the latter being a small boy when he left the city. The new Company will start out strong, financially, and with facilities which will enable it to compete favorably against other companies in the same line of business.
Feb. 1, 1882