The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Feb 1891

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p.1 Presented With A Pipe - In view of Capt. Beaupre's removal from the city the engineers of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company assembled in Folger Bros.' office and presented him with a handsome meerschaum pipe. The presentation was made and the address was read by Chief Engineer Derry. The captain has been appointed general manager for two companies - the Albany & Troy steamboat company and the Hudson River steamboat company. He will leave on Monday to assume his new duties.

Feb. 13, 1891


Winter Marine Paragraphs.

A large dock is to be built at Presque Isle, Lake Superior, by the Ashland Brownstone company.

Capt. Porter has sold to Capt. Quinlan, of Detroit, the steamer Swallow. She is valued at $15,000, and measures 203 tons.

George Hall & Co., Ogdensburg, have bought the schooners Mary Lyon and Jennie Matthews, consideration said to be $11,500.

Captain Alfred Mitchell, of the steamer Edward Smith, says that she and her consorts Marvin Fryer and Filmore, netted $40,000 for their owners last season. They were lucky if they did.

Feb. 14, 1891

p.1 Death of Mrs. Captain Batton - Mrs. Batton, wife of Capt. Batton, in the employ of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, died last evening after a long illness. She was highly esteemed, and her death will be heard with regret by many friends. She was a daughter of Mr. Wells sr., harness maker.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Feb 1891