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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1873

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p.1 Kingston Board of Trade


A special meeting of the Board of Trade, to consider the subjects to send forward for consideration to the Dominion Board of Trade, and to appoint delegates thereto....

The report of the committee appointed at last meeting to consider a communication from the Board of Trade of King Co., N.B., addressed to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, relative to the classification of ships and the formation of a Canadian Lloyds was read by the Secretary. The committee fully approved of all the suggestions therein made except the appointment of agents of English Lloyds to represent the Canadian Lloyds. At the principal seaports, the committee being of opinion that the interests of Canadians would be better represented by an agent of the Canadian Lloyds. They also recommended that the principal underwriters of our inland marine be consulted, as they appoint their own inspectors and make their own classification. After some discussion the report was adopted.

The questions to be sent forward for discussion to the Dominion Board of Trade were then brought forward and agreed to as follows:

Kingston Harbour Improvement

I - That the deepening and protecting of the Kingston Harbor shall be considered part of the general plan for improving the route from the west to the ocean, and that the Dominion Board be recommended to ask that a competent engineer be appointed to examine the harbour and report thereon.

Tonnage Of Vessels

IV - To consider the question of uniform tonnage measurement of vessels.

Management Of Inland Steamers

V - The management of our inland steamers and the best mode of equipping them to protect passengers from danger, and also to provide for the officers of such steamers passing an examination, and obtaining certificates of competency, and for the officers and crews of such vessels being exercised in the management of boats at least once a month.

In connection with the above it was resolved that a committee, consisting of Captain Middleton, Messrs. Power, Stewart, Tandy, and R.M. Ford, be appointed to draw up a paper to be submitted by the Delegates respecting the best method of protecting the lives of passengers sailing on our lakes and rivers.

p.2 Vessels Laid Up

The following is a list of the vessels laid up in the Kingston harbour and vicinity for the winter, so far as could be ascertained:

Below the Bridge - Schrs. Powhattan, Helen, Ben Folger, Mary Fox, Wild Rover, Hibernia, and nine of the M.T. Co's barges, which are included in the list given below.

Jones and Miller's wharf - Schr. Trowbridge, barges Odessa and Frontenac, and Elevator Samson.

Coulthurst and McPhie's wharf - Schr. Prince Alfred, barges Tuscaroro, Onondaga, Oneida, Quebec, M.A. Grant, Powerful, Canada, D., Tiger, Lion, and Minnesota.

Montreal Transportation Company's wharf - Schr. Winona, prop. East, barges Relief, Consort, Royal Oak, Montreal, Corn Crib, Advance, McCarthy, Cayuga, Duluth, Utility, Lorne, Amazon, Harvest, Detroit, Toledo, Dreadnought, St. Lawrence, Wanda, Cleveland, and tug Glide.

The schrs. Nellie Sherwood, Richardson, and David Sharp are laid up alongside the railway track.

James Swift & Co's wharf - Steamers Magnet and Spartan, schooners Fearless and Centurion and tug H.M. Mixer.

Carruther's wharf - Steamer Rochester, schooners E.G. Benedict, New Dominion of Picton, Oliver Mowat and Annie Falconer.

Railway Wharf - Schooner Arabia, steambarge Norman, steamer Watertown.

The Shipyard - Steamer Bavarian, propellor Kincardine, schooners Sweet Home, Southampton, China, Thomas Perry, Cecilia Jeffrey, tug Lady Franklin, and the Elevator Orb.

Holcomb & Stewart's wharf - Barges Swan, Robin, Annie, Hawk, Linnet, Lark and Finch; tug Wren, steam-barge Nile, and elevator.

Davidson and Doran's wharf - Propeller Africa, and schooners White Oak and Lafayette Cooke (sic - Cook ?)

Portsmouth - The following boats belonging to Messrs. Chaffey have been laid up here: Steam-barges Robert Anglin, Rose, Carlyle, Portsmouth; barges Rideau, Cataraqui, Shamrock, Thistle, Loboro, Delta, and two floating steam hoists.

Change of Time - We call the attention of parties interested to the change of time on the Cape Vincent ferry. The boat will leave at 6 a.m., instead of 7:15

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 17, 1873