The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1887

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p.1 The Marine Association - Captain Thomas Donnelly says that the deputation that waited upon the minister had a two hour debate with him regarding the law according to which the masters and mates on towed vessels should hold certificates. The Canadian Marine Association was beaten. It is understood the law will remain unchanged. Seeing the state of affairs, Capt. Gaskin, of the Montreal Transportation Company, asked for permission to carry masters only on his coal barges, so that the company could compete with the American barge owners who transport coal to Montreal. The minister agreed to consider this request.

p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The tug Eleanor, being rebuilt, has been widened 22 inches.

A. Larush will be master of the schr. Norway this season. He was mate of the D.D. Calvin last year.

All the chains necessary for the hoisting of the prop. Myles have been placed under her. Yesterday she was raised about a foot. If no accidents occur Wrecker Merriman says the boat will be afloat in a few days.

A Marine Painting - A beautiful marine painting is on exhibition in Wade's drug store window. Mr. Henderson, who did the work, was taught by Prof. Foreshaw Day, of the Royal military college. He now bids fair to become a notable artist. Upon the advice of Prof. Day he will study in Europe for several months next year, and attend the Royal academy for lectures. The work in view has been painted for the Royal academy.

Building A Dry Dock - Conservatives suggest that the government employ the penitentiary the building of a dry dock. It could easily be rented. "In no other way," said a vessel owner, "can Kingston get a dock sufficient to take in the largest lake craft."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 10, 1887