The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Feb 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - James Gates, Kingston, has the contract for the lighthouse on Nigger Island.

Another Barge Almost Completed - The M.T. Co.'s barge is about completed. She is a sister ship to the Winnipeg and will be put on the upper lakes next season, to be towed by the Glengarry.

Engaged For The Season - Capt. J. Dix will sail the schr. Dunn again next season. The vessel has enough work ahead to keep her going all the summer. She will carry timber from Toledo to Garden Island.

Kingstonians In It - James Swift and M.H. Folger, well known vessel owners of Kingston, have been qualified for the directorate of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, and will be elected directors at the annual meeting.of the company on the 8th.

Kingston Dry Dock Charges - Mr. Costel, public works department, Ottawa, speaking of the complaint of the Canadian marine association that the Kingston dry-dock charges are abnormally high, stated that the charges for that dock are somewhat lower than any other dock on the continent. In 1890 a convention of American dock superintendents was held and a tariff of charges, as well as uniform rules and regulations, agreed upon. In fixing the charges for the Kingston dock this tariff was slightly reduced.

p.2 To Petition The Minister - farmers along Rideau Canal want water levels lowered - roads, bridges and land are flooded out.

p.4 The Lake St. Clair and Erie Ship Canal - company organized to build canal to by-pass Limekiln crossing and shorten route to Buffalo by 100 miles.

Feb. 6, 1894

p.2 Sent Back For Light - recommendation to grant M.T. Co. a renewal of exemption granted them in 1883 was referred back to committee, so that more light could be secured in reference to exempting the company from school taxes.



For The Energy Displayed In Trying To Save A Vessel.

Capt. James Fleming and Steve Tyo, mate, who had charge of the schr. Glenora, in 1892, when the vessel was driven ashore on Lake Superior in the neighborhood of Michipicoten, are to be the recipients of handsome and valuable presents for their conduct. Three insurance companies, an English, American and Canadian firm, were interested in the vessel and her cargo, and the three have decided to show appreciation of the crew's behavior. The presents were to have been ready last summer, but were detained in some way. The manager of the M.T. Co. now has the gifts in his charge, and will present them on Saturday night in the council chamber. It was on this trip that Capt. Fleming was obliged to walk over the country fifty or sixty miles to reach a telegraph station. He was obliged to lay on the ground in the snow wrapped in a blanket. He had a tough time. The presents are given by the companies to encourage sailors that all efforts to save vessels are appreciated.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Feb 1894