The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jan 1891

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Some Marine Paragraphs.

Capt. Kennedy will be master of the schr. Glenora this season.

There are 100 men working in the M.T. company's shipyard.

Capt. Dandy has left for Detroit where he has obtained a good situation.

The prop. Glengarry is being extensively repaired. She is receiving a new stern.

On Thursday evening last Capt. Gaskin, with several others, went to Deseronto to claim $700 demurrage from the Rathbun company. It appears that in June last the barges Regina, Dorchester, Cornwall and Maggie belonging to the M.T. company, cleared from Deseronto for Oswego with cargoes of lumber shipped by the Rathbun company. The barges were kept thirteen days in Oswego before the lumber was taken out of them. When the boats started out their masters expected to be detained at the outside only two days and a half. After considerable argument the M.T. company were allowed $300 ? as demurrage fees.

Jan. 21, 1891

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Several Kingston mariners will attend the meeting of the Canadian marine association in Toronto next week.

Capt. T. Donovan, of the tug M.J. Cummings, has purchased the schrs. J.R. Noyes and American, and will, it is said, make tow barges of them to go in the coal trade between Oswego and Canadian ports.

Large quantities of rafting timber arrive daily for the Calvin company and are made up in Anglin's bay for rafting to Garden Island.

Jan. 22, 1891

p.1 The Late Benjamin Davy - "....born in Ernestown in 1831 and in early life moved to Kingston and learned ship building with his father. He was in the employ of the firm of Calvin & Breck for twenty-four years and was greatly esteemed. Five years ago he moved to Kingston and was an employee of the Montreal transportation company...."

p.2 Repairs To Steamers - The steamer Hero is having a new wheel put in and is undergoing a general overhauling. The indications are that the Norseman will not be lengthened as was intended. A new frame for her engine is being put in and other repairs are in progress. The Rideau Belle will also receive extensive repairs.

A Fine Yacht Building - Davis & Son are building a large steam yacht for S. Daniels, proprietor of the Windsor hotel, Ottawa, who has found his present boat, the launch Orient, too small for his requirements. The new yacht will be 50 feet long and have a 9 feet beam, with a roomy cabin which will be elegantly finished in plush, plate glass and mahogany. A forty horse power engine will be the motor, and a speed of twelve or thirteen miles an hour is expected. The cost of the boat, when completed, will be between $3,000 and $4,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jan 1891