The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1888

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p.4 The Civic Committees - At the meeting of the committee on wharves and harbours it was decided that a defined line should mark all the water front for the guidance of those extending their wharves. The only line indicated on the map for wharf extension is between Cataraqui Bridge and Davidson & Doran's wharf. The engineer was ordered to prepare a map showing the front of the harbour, and the distance out from land he thought it would be proper to extend the wharves.

Late Local Items - The Montreal Transportation Co. is negotiating with Peter Mitchell for the purchase of his marine railway at Portsmouth.

The tug McArthur will have an electric light apparatus placed upon her. It is also hoped that divers can be supplied with an electric light in their cap and have telephone connection with the deck of the boat.

p.5 Pilots On The River - The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company has selected the following pilots for their steamboats: J. McGrath, Corinthian; James Caroway, Spartan; W. McGannon, Algerian; G. Bates, Passport. The steamer Corsican will not be in service this season, and there will not be a Monday boat running between Kingston and Montreal. The steamer Magnet will do service at Saginaw.

p.8 Incidents Of The Day - W.A. Geddes has disposed of the prop. Cuba for a profitable sum. Her present owners intend to form a line of the propellers Acadia, Alma Munro and Cuba to run on the same route covered by the Cuba, California and Armenia last season.

Personal Mention - Capt. A. Malone, Garden Island, engaged in remodelling the str. Armenia at St. Catharines, has returned to the city.

Labor and Wages - Two movements of great import to the vessel interests and the lakes are now on foot at Chicago. One is the formation of a marine trade council, having control of all the labor interests, and the other the organization of the steamboat men as knights of labour. The marine trade council will represent about 5,500 men. It will define the duties of each occupation around vessels, and keep off encroachments on what the unions believe to be their especial province.

About twenty ship carpenters leave the city next week for Grand Haven to work on a steamer under construction there.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1888