THE TRIP OF THE CHICORA
p.2 The following are the resolutions passed on board the steamer Chicora:
1. Moved by Mr. S. McCall, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. Rufus Stephenson, M.P.P.:
"That we tender to the Government of Ontario, especially to the Hon. the Commissioner of Public Works, and the Hon. the Commissioner of Crown Lands, our thanks for having organized the trip which has combined much information with great pleasure."
2. Moved by Mr. G. Carnegie, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. J.S. Smith, M.P.P.:
"That this party expresses in the most cordial manner its appreciation of the extremely kind and generous treatment which we have received from our American friends at Sault Ste. Marie, where the General and officers of the garrison gave a most gratifying reception, and also at Marquette, where the directors of the Marquette and Ontonagon railway placed a special train at the service of the party to visit the Iron mines free of charge."
3. Moved by Mr. P. Gow, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. T. Matchett, M.P.P.:
"That we tender our thanks to the directors of the Northern, Grand Trunk and Great Western railways for their kindness in affording free passes over their respective roads, and to our friends on the Canadian shore for the hospitality everywhere extended to us by them during our trip."
4. Moved by Mr. J. Eyre, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. D. Sinclair, M.P.P.:
"That we have great pleasure in testifying to the capabilities of the Chicora as a steamer easy and safe in rough weather, and unusually swift at all times, and recommend it with the utmost confidence to the travelling public of Canada and the United States."
5. Moved by Mr. A. McKellar, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. H. Finlayson, M.P.P.:
"That the enterprize of Messrs. Milloy & Co., in placing a large and rapid steamer on the route between Collingwood and Fort William (Lake Superior) in connection with the Northern railway, is one worthy of encouragement on the part of the government and the public."
6. Moved by Mr. Simon Cook, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. James Throw, M.P.P.:
"That in Captain McLean, of the Chicora, we have found a gentleman able and cautious in dealing with the intricate navigation of the Georgian Bay, Saint Mary's River, and Lake Superior, and hereby tender him our thanks for the urbanity and attention exhibited by him during our trip, extending over thirteen days."
7. Moved by Mr. T. Graham, M.P.P., seconded by Mr. W.T. Hays, M.P.P.:
"That we respectively urge on the Ontario government, as one of the results of that which we have seen, the improvement of the navigation of the Kaministiquia River, Thunder Bay; the throwing open of the land on the north shore of Lake Superior, and the exercise of a liberal and generous policy in the mineral districts, in which case we look forward with the utmost confidence to the rapid settlement and development of the extensive and important region we have visited."
8. Moved by the Hon. John McMurrich, M.P.P., seconded by Captain Thomas Dick:
"That from the representations of Capt. McLean and other mariners, it is a matter of urgent necessity that lighthouses should be constructed at the following points to ensure the safety and despatch of the steamers and sailing vessels navigating the Georgian Bay and Lake Superior, viz., on Lonely and Sulphen Islands, Georgian Bay; on Point Porphyry and Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior."