The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Feb 1893

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p.1 A Lake and River Steamer - W.B. Phelps, jr., Oswego, is in receipt of a letter from S.A. Doran, New York, stating that a movement is on foot there to organize a steamboat company with a capital of $100,000, the boats to run between Charlotte, Oswego and the St. Lawrence river. The gentlemen have their eyes upon a fine side-wheeled steamer in New York harbor, 168 feet long and fifty-three feet beam, which can be bought for $40,000. The boat can run seventeen or eighteen miles an hour.

Incidents of the Day - William Corrigan and S. Tyo were put on as divers by the Donnelly Bros. today so as to relieve B. Malenfant who has been working persistently since the pipe was started.

p.2 The Annual Meeting - The annual meeting of the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company was held on Wednesday, when these directors were elected: Alex. Dunn, Frank Ross, Wm. Stewart, John Torrance, jr., and Hiram A. Calvin, M.P. The report was satisfactory. At a subsequent meeting Alex. Gunn was elected president.

A Craft May Be Built - In the last issue of the Marine Review there appears a cut of a turtle deck steamer, from a drawing by W. Power, of this city. The only departure from the whaleback design is the formation of the bows which are like that of an ordinary steamship, and the stern is square and neat. The round of the deck is not as great as the whaleback style which affords better travelling on deck. It is possible that a steamer will be built after this plan by one of the Canadian forwarding companies.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Feb 1893