The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - F. Tetro left for Cleveland today. He goes as engineer of the steambarge Hiawatha again next year.

While working in the shipyard of the Montreal Transportation company W. Bushel was struck with a capstan bar and had his back badly strained. He was obliged to stop work for several days.

p.2 Purchased A Vessel - Capt. Sam Malcolmson, Hamilton, who sailed the schr. Laura, which foundered off Charlotte last fall, has purchased the schr. Singapore. She is a fore-and-aft schooner, 186 tons, and is now lying at Charlotte. The craft was formerly owned by A. Gunn & Co. and J.B. Carruthers. Capt. Alex. Malcolmson is negotiating for the purchase of an interest in the prop. Ocean and it is expected that the deal will be completed. The captain will sail her next season between Hamilton and Montreal.

Feb. 2, 1894

p.1 Incidents of the Day - An improvement in business in Portsmouth is about to be felt. Yesterday the shipyard owned by the Montreal Transportation company was opened with a large gang of employees.

Reduce The High Fees.

At the annual meeting of the Canadian marine association at the Walker house, W.A. Geddes, Toronto, was elected president for 1894. A number of important reforms in the marine service will be urged upon the dominion government at an early date, one of them calling attention to the high dockage rates for the Kingston dock and trusting the government will see the wisdom of reducing the tariff to such a level as would not drive work from the Kingston dock.

The association regretted that the dominion government has not taken steps in regard to the granting of a site for a public elevator at Kingston, and again urged upon it the necessity of immediate action, as it is plainly evident that a large part of the export trade was diverted for want of an elevator. The question of the high price for discharging grain cargoes at Kingston was brought to the attention of the meeting. The forwarding companies at Kingston will be urged to make a very large reduction in their tariff.

Feb. 3, 1894


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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1894