The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Mar 1892

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An early opening of navigation is looked forward to.

A new mast is being stepped in the schr. White Oak.

A high pressure cylinder is being placed in the tug Thompson.

J. Taylor has been engaged as first engineer on the str. Ocean, next season.

Charles Chambers says he was mate of "the largest vessel that floated the waters of the upper lakes."

The barge City of Kingston has been placed on Davis' dry dock. The barge will be rebuilt and an engine placed in her.

Thos. Milne left for Montreal, yesterday. He will act as first engineer of the prop. Alma Munroe, this season, with C. Cummings, an assistant.

Mr. Gildersleeve will convert the barge Quebec into a steambarge by putting into her the machinery of the str. Utica, purchased from Capt. Porte.

Arthur Cushing, who for two years has been purser on the steamer Olive, has been appointed captain of the steamer Ida. He will run semi-weekly trips between Kingston and Ottawa next summer.

The marine section of the Toronto board of trade met on Tuesday. The question of asking United States vessels to participate in Canadian trade by transhipping grain for Montreal at Ogdensburg was taken up, and it was decided to ask the government to permit this. Last year, to protect Canadian trade, an order in council was passed preventing this, and the government will be asked to rescind this.

March 11, 1892

p.1 News In Small Lots - Capt. J. Fleming has been appointed master of the prop. (sic) Glenora; Capt. Rushford will have charge of the barge Jennie, and C. McSorley will be chief engineer of the tug Walker.

p.3 Bedford Mills, March 7th - The tug Edmond is undergoing repairs under the management of J. Jerrelds, of Brewer's Mills.

March 12, 1892

p.1 The Harbor Master's Report - In answer to a communication from the minister of marine asking information regarding the placement of certain buoys in this vicinity, harbor inspector McCammon forwarded his opinion on the matter to Ottawa. He recommended that the spar buoys be distributed as follows: eight on Point Frederick, six on Carruthers shoal, and one platform buoy to be placed on the penitentiary shoal, one on Myles shoal, another on Bolivia, a fourth on Oak Point shoal. This work will probably be coupled with the tendering for the placing of the range lights in the harbor, in the spring.

What May Occur - If the rebate on the canal tolls is granted to Ogdensburg the Montreal transportation company may be compelled to remove its plant to Prescott. This would be a more suitable point at which to do business than Kingston.

News In Small Lots - The tug Thompson will be equipped with new machinery. This will greatly improve the usefulness of the boat. The machinery is being made at the Kingston foundry.

H.A. Young, purser of the steamer Ocean for the last three years, has been appointed to the same position on the steamship United Empire, of the North-West transportation company from Sarnia to Duluth.

Wm. Stewart, of the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, and Mr. Whitten, of Montreal, had an interview with Mr. Haggart to ask for a reduction of the canal toll upon lumber passing through the Rideau and St. Lawrence canals.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Mar 1892