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

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The following is a list of the officers appointed for the Montreal Transportation company's boats: Lake steamers - prop. Glengarry, Capt. Jas. McMaugh, St. Catherines; engineer Alex. Bartan; tug Walker, Capt. James Maindealay, Thorold; engineer, Chas. McSurly; tug Thompson, Jas. Murray, mate, Thomas Murphy, engineer Geo. Henderson, Kingston.

Lake Vessels - Schr. Minnedosa, Capt. John Geoghegan; Glenora, Capt. James Fleming; John Gaskin, Capt. Henry Brooks; Kildonan, Capt. Frank LaFrance; Jennie, Capt. A. LaRush; Regina, Capt. John Malette.

River Tugs - Active, Capt. John Gaskin, Kingston; mate John Spence, Kingston; engineer, John Hamilton, Kingston; Bronson, Capt. James Murray, Kingston; mate, John Doyle, Kingston, engineer, R. Hepburn, Kingston; Jessie Hall, Capt. James Martin, Kingston, mate, Thomas Connors, Kingston, engineer, John Evans, Kingston; ?, Capt. Charles Martin, Kingston, mate Wm. Murphy, Kingston, engineer, engineer ? Spencer, Kingston.

barges (rest of article damaged - folded).

Good News For the Aldermen - The tug Active has been entirely remodelled during the winter and now has the appearance of an entirely different boat. She will be used as the commodore boat in future. Capt. Gaskin says it is his intention to invite the city council to a trip to the world's fair at Chicago next year. "There is elaborate accommodation for sixty persons," said the captain, "and I have ordered the best stateroom on board for the press representatives." The boat will be known as the City of Paris in future. Capt. Gaskin's offer will undoubtedly meet with approval by all concerned.


The schr. Grantham will be overhauled this spring.

Breck & Booth will charter the schr. Grantham, this season, to carry timber from Toledo.

The owner of the str. Khartoum will extensively improve the boat this spring if he does not find a purchaser.

The str. Khartoum broke away from her moorings last night and drifted over to the east side of Richardson's slip.

The large barge being built at Garden Island for the Kingston & Montreal forwarding company will be completed in about two weeks.

A new compound engine has been put in the str. Armenia and her hull extensively repaired. The improvements will cost over $6,000.

Capt. Batten will have charge of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's new steamer this year. He will take charge on May 17th.

Garrett Kimmerly, fisherman of Grassy Point, was the first navigator to launch a boat this season, having crossed the open channel from Capt. John's Island on Tuesday.

The schr. Fisher, loaded with coal all winter, was unloaded yesterday.

The following appointments as captains to boats leaving Kingston have been made: schr. Grantham, Thomas Crawford; schr. Annie Falconer, D. Corson; schr. B.W. Folger, D. Bates; schr. Ella Murton, Capt. Murton; schr. Hanlan, T. Craig; schr. Fleetwing, M. Shaw; schr. White Oak, Capt. J. Dix; schr. Singapore, J. McCarty.

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