The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1873

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p.4 Dominion Board of Trade


IV - Navigation and Internal Improvements

Toronto (Ont.) Corn Exchange Association - Consideration of the question of enlargement of the Canals of Canada.

Hamilton (Ont.) Board of Trade - The necessity for a Ship Canal at Sault Ste. Marie, on the Canadian side of the river.

Kingston (Ont.) Board of Trade - That the deepening and protection 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 be recommended to ask the Government that a competent engineer be appointed to examine the harbor and report thereon.

Sarnia (Ont.) Board of Trade - Necessity for improvement of Sarnia Harbor, especially as it is public property, and its improvement would be of great advantage to the Marine of our inland waters.

V - Transportation by Water and Railway

Toronto (Ont.) Corn Exchange Association - That in the opinion of this Board, a law should be enacted to compel Common Carriers to grant receipts for goods, definitely, and not "more or less" as at present; and making them responsible for full delivery at destination, according to original Bill of Lading, except in cases of special contract.

VI - Classification and Inspection of Vessels, etc.

Hamilton (Ont.) Board of Trade - The inspection and proper classification, by a Government Inspector or Inspectors, of all vessels over ___ tons, sailing on the lakes and rivers of Canada.

Kingston (Ont.) Board of Trade - Consideration of the queston of Uniform Measurement of Vessels.

King's County (N.B.) Board of Trade - On Canadian tonnage, and Mr. Plimsoll's Bill.

Kington (Ont.) Board of Trade - 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, as well as for the officers and crews of such vessels being exercised in the management of boats at least once a month.

Hamilton (Ont.) Board of Trade - The examination of all Masters and Mates of vessels, navigating the lakes and rivers of Canada; certificates to be granted by a Government Examiner or Board of Examiners when Masters and Mates are found competent, and pass a satisfactory examination, - and certificates to be cancelled at any time should holders prove incompetent.

Sarnia (Ont.) Board of Trade - The question of system and discipline as regards those who command and those who man our ships.

Wm. J. Patterson

Secretary Dominion Board of Trade

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 29, 1873