The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Mar 1892

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Herbert Parsons, son of Capt. Joseph Parsons, Kingston, is paying a short visit to his aunt, Mrs. Sweeten, Toronto, on his way to Port Colborne to superintend the fitting out of his father's vessel, the Queen of the Lakes.


Amos Nicholson, Portsmouth, will have charge of Davis' dry dock this season.

Capt. Scott left for Toronto, this morning, en route to St. Catharines, to take charge of the str. Ocean.

The newly appointed captains of the different vessels in the M.T. Co's fleet will be made known in a few days.

The stevedores are beginning to congregate about the wharves with their usual good natured smiles, a sure sign of spring.

The str. Hero is now on Davis' dry dock undergoing general repairs. A few new frames are being inserted and several new planks put in. The bottom is being painted with imported copper paint from Boston. The work is expected to be finished by the end of the week.

Capt. Pantenaude leaves for Hamilton tomorrow, having been re-engaged as captain of the prop. Celtic. A meeting of the Limekiln club was called for this afternoon when it will probably be decided to disband until next fall, as its officers are composed of captains of vessels who are about to take charge of their different crafts.

The Hammer Slipped - man hurt in Portsmouth shipyard.

March 8, 1892

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The new boat, building for the R. & O. company, in Pennsylvania, will be called the Columbian.

The Limekiln Club Meets - The final meeting of the Limekiln club was held yesterday afternoon, president Patenaude in the chair. All the members were present with few exceptions. The matter of the government's intention to convert the Beauharnois canal from the south side of the St. Lawrence river to the north channel was argued. It was unanimously decided that the meeting favor the retaining of the canal as it is providing extensive improvements are made and the channel widened considerably. The advisability of the range lights in the harbor occasioned controversy but all concluded that they were a necessity to the safety of vessels. Interesting addresses on marine matters were delivered by Capt. A. McDonald, Capt. Martin and Capt. Patenaude. Sailor songs were interspersed throughout the proceedings and a pleasant time enjoyed. The company adjourned to partake of a substantial oyster supper.

March 9, 1892


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Mar 1892