Press reports state that the Hamilton
Steamboat Co. and the Turbine Steamship
Co. are contemplating the inauguration
of a Sunday service between
Toronto and Hamilton.
The Department of Railways and
Canals will receive tenders to Aug. 4 for
the lock gates and valve gates for the
Holland River division of the Trent
The captains of the Niagara Navigation
Co.'s steamboats Chippewa and
Corona were each fined $150 and costs,
at St. Catharines, July 15, for breaches
of the liquor license act.
The Rideau Navigation Co.'s steamboat
Rideau Queen ran aground in the
Rideau River, July 11, sustaining damage
to her wheel and rudder. She was
released and taken to Kingston for repairs.
The Department of Railways and
Canals has awarded the contract for the
construction of an extension to the
north mooring pier at the upper entrance
to the Sault Ste. Marie canal to J. F.
Body, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
The Lake Ontario and Bay of
Quinte Steamboat Co.'s steamboat Caspian,
while en route to Rochester, ran
aground, July 12, and sustained considerable
damage to her wheel and rudder.
She was released, July 15, and taken to
Kingston for repairs.
Co. Anderson, Chief Engineer, Department
of Marine, recently completed a
tour of inspection of the Trent canal
with a view to reporting on the question
of better lighting and the placing of a
number of additional buoys.
The Northern Navigation Co. and the
Inland Lines, the control of which has
been obtained by the Richelieu and
Ontario Navigation Co., continue to be
operated under their respective names,
and with the same officials as heretofore.
The plans for the improvement of the
harbor at Port Stanley have been completed
and forwarded to Ottawa for approval.
The breakwater will be of the
most modern construction and it is expected
to be completed this summer,
after which a new pier for unloading
will be built.
The Montreal Star's London, Eng„
correspondent stated, July 15, that arrangements
had been completed for the
Canadian lake merger in connection with
Manchester Liners, Ltd., and that the
capital involved in the Canadian part of
the agreement was $20,000,000, covering
The steamboat Norseman, owned in
Belleville, and which was recently seized
by the sheriff on claims by the crew
for wages, was sold to a local syndicate
for $1,000, July 11. She was built at St.
Catharines in 1864, and was formerly
named Gipsey. Her dimensions are;
length 177.2 ft., breadth 28.4 ft., depth
12.2 ft., tonnage 620 gross, 400 register,
and she is screw driven by an engine of
The U.S. Lake Survey reports the
levels of the Great Lakes, in feet above
tidewater, for June, as follows— Superior.
601.34; Michigan and Huron,
579.98; Erie, 571.90; Ontario, 245.66. As
compared with the average June levels
for the past ten years, Superior was 1.20
ft. below; Michigan and Huron. 1.12 ft.
below: Erie. 0.96 ft. below, and Ontario,
1.18 ft. below. It was anticipated that
there would be a rise of 0.2 ft. in Lake
Superior, and of 0.1 ft. in Michigan and
Huron during July.
The Ontario and Quebec Navigation
Co.'s steamboat Geronia, which was expected
to be completed in readiness for
service between Toronto and Quebec,
July 20, was not delivered at Collingwood
at that date. She left Toronto on
her maiden trip in that service. July 27.
The Sault Ste. Marie Dry Dock and
Shipbuilding Co. has communicated with
the local council to the effect that J.
O'Boyle, with whom the council made an
agreement relating to the construction
of a dry dock and shipbuilding plant at
Sault Ste. Marie, has been relieved of
any obligations under the agreement,
and that all such are now binding upon
The Mathews Steamship Co.'s steamboat
Yorkton arrived in Toronto towards
the end of July, with a cargo of
scoria blocks from Middlesbrough. Eng.
She was built at Sunderland. Eng., for
the lake bulk and package freight trade,
and will be operated by the owning company
between Montreal and Fort William.
She is of the single deck type, of
arch construction, with no upright stanchions
in the hold, and has three watertight
compartments, with steel bulkheads
and with double bottom. The
captain's, owners', purser's and dining
rooms are finished in mahogany, and
the remaining quarters in oak. Her engines
are triple expansion with cylinders
17, 28 and 46 ins. diar. by 33 ins. stroke,
supplied with steam by two boilers,
each 12 by 11 ft., under natural draught.
There are six hatches, each 12 by 26
ft., and the general equipment includes
electric lighting plant, steam heating,
steam steering gear, windlass, capstans
and winches. She has been built to
class 100 Al at Lloyd's, for a passage
through the Welland canal with cargo
of 80,000 bush., and of 100,000 bush, on
deep draught, with a certificate for carrying
freight to any part of the world.
Her dimensions are: length, 257 ft.;
beam, 42 1/2 ft.; depth, 18 1/2 ft.; tonnage,
1,771 gross, 1,136 register. She is practically
a duplicate of the same company's