The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1891

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p.1 Killed In Service - James O'Reilly, engineer of str. Campana, at Toledo.

Some Racy Testimony - Ottawa, July 18th - ....Julian Chabot, manager of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, said that Thomas McGreevy bought the steamer Admiral in 1882 for $20,000. McCreevy told him that he was a member of Parliament, and could not make a contract with the government, and therefore entered the boat in Chabot's name. In '84 a contract was made with the Dominion government in Chabot's name, to form a connection with the Intercolonial for a subsidy of $12,500 a year. Each year a statement of the working was presented to Thomas McCreevy, and any profits handed over to him. Any portion of the subsidy which was profits was also handed over to Thomas McCreevy. The day preceding nomination day in the last election McCreevy made over the boat to N.J. Connolly, but there was no monetary consideration, so that Thomas McCreevy is still owner practically. The profits, witness said, were about $8,000 or $10,000 a year, about the amount of the government subsidy.


The tug C. Ferris arrived yesterday with three barges laden with coal for Ottawa.

J. Short, Portsmouth, has chartered the schr. B.W. Folger to carry coal from Oswego.

The str. Glengarry, with consorts Glenora and Gaskin, are expected tomorrow from Chicago with wheat.

When the str. Bon Voyage came into port last evening she was met by a large crowd of people. She looks well illuminated by electricity.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and barge, Oswego, coal; tug Glide and four barges, Montreal, light; schr. Maggie L., Sackett's Harbor, light; str. Thrush, Alexandria Bay, excursion party.

Clearances: tug Thompson, Oswego, light; prop. Calvin and schr. Valencia, Toledo; schr. Laura D., Cape Vincent, lumber and shingles; tug Charley Ferris and five barges, Oswego, lumber; tug M.J. Cumming, Oswego, light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jul 1891