The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Feb 1892

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The annual report of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company - (part)

"Encouraged by the satisfactory results of the past season's business, and looking forward to continued increase, owing to the leasing of the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railway by the New York Central, and to the anticipated number of visitors from all parts of the world to the Columbian exposition at Chicago in 1892, your directors have contracted for the construction of a first class steel steamer of the most modern type. She is to be as large as our canals will permit, her engines to be triple expansion, 1,200 indicated horse power, with twin screws, and a guaranteed speed of eighteen miles per hour in still water.

This boat is to ply between Kingston and Montreal, three trips a week, connecting at Kingston with the G.T.R. and C.P.R., and at Clayton with the New York Central railway.

It is gratifying to record that no claim has arisen from injury to any one of the 677,729 passengers carried by the company."

The annual meeting of the shareholders will be held on Wednesday.

Feb. 3, 1892

p.1 An Old Captain's Death - Capt. Donaldson, of St. Catharines, aged 70 years, died last Friday. The deceased lived in Kingston and was a schoolmate of the late Sir John A. Macdonald; went into marine business and commanded steamers on Lake Ontario.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. J.J. Fleming has charge of a gang of men engaged on the tug Thompson.

It Might Have Been Serious - John Moore, foreman at the M.T. Co.'s docks, working on boiler of str. Glengarry, hit near eye with piece of metal.

General Paragraphs - The annual meeting of the Canadian marine association will be held at the Walker house today. Kingstonians attend it.

Feb. 4, 1892

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The old board of directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company was elected. Messrs. N. & M. Connolly are on the board.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Feb 1892