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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jan 1894

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Steamboat Laws.

[Ottawa Free Press]

Capt. Donnelly, of Kingston, who is in the city attending the sessions of the board of steamboat boiler inspectors, was in high glee last night, over a victory won at Osgoode Hall on Monday before Justice Robertson in the case of Regina vs. Gillespie, an appeal from a conviction secured by Mr. Donnelly, against Gillespie for an infringement of the act regulating steamboats. Gillespie is captain of the steamer Rocket of Prescott. Capt. Donnelly will leave for Sault Ste. Marie to prosecute overzealous captains of boats sailing the upper lakes.


The Wanderers To Be Overhauled.

The Alexandria Bay steamboat company has appropriated $4,000 to be expended in repairing and improvements on their two steamers. Capt. Simon G. Johnston, Clayton, has made arrangements to do the work. The old Island Wanderer will be built out two feet on each side, giving her four feet more beam, making it eighteen feet. The length - 110 feet - will not be changed. The engine will be compounded, thus giving more speed. It is estimated that she will be allowed to carry 400 passengers when improvements are completed.

The New Island Wanderer will be fitted with a steel bridge in her hull which is intended to strengthen her for increased speed. It has also been decided to run the old Island Wanderer from Clayton to Ogdensburg.

p.4 The Connoll Bros., Oswego, N.Y., owners of the wrecked tug E.J. Redford, have a new boat on the stocks at Buffalo. The new tug will be seventy feet over all, eight feet six inches depth in hold and fifteen and a half feet beam. She will be equipped with modern machinery and an engine with a cylinder twenty inches square. The boat will be launched about April 15th.

p.5 Kingston In Brief - Capt. Hinckley will have his steambarge Alberta lengthened twelve feet. The boat is now in Davis' dry-dock. The work will be done by Mr. Davis.

At a meeting of the directors of the Merchant's line of steamers it was decided to transfer Capt. Chestnut from the Arabian to the Melbourne and Capt. Clifford from the Lake Huron to the Acadia.

Weekly British Whig, Jan. 25, 1893

p.5 Kingston In Brief - Capt. James Langan, who last season sailed the barge Mills, which foundered off Charlotte has been appointed master of the schooner Thomas L. Parker, Chicago.

John Kennedy, Garden Island, assistant engineer of the str. D.D. Calvin, during the past two years, has been promoted to the rank of chief engineer of the Calvin company's new tug Reginald.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jan 1894