The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Feb 1894

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p.1 Got A Portion of It - J. Talbert, who was over to Utica, N.Y., suing for salvage for the saving of an abandoned vessel, of which he was mate, has returned. He got a portion of what he sued for but the amount is not as large as he expected.


Inspector Chamberlain intends selling his steamer Merritt, lying here for the winter.

B. Davis has six oil launches under erection. One is now fully completed and is a fine model.

Amos Nicholson returned yesterday from Cornwall, where he built a steam yacht for Dr. Alguire.

Davis & Son have prospects of building a new steambarge for Capt. Gus Hinckley, Cape Vincent.

The str. Pierrepont has had a new flooring put in, besides being thoroughly repainted inside. The steamer is twenty-two years old.

Capt. Gus Hinckley, Cape Vincent, sold his steambarge Nichol to Capt. C. Hinckley, of the str. Maud. Repairs will be made to the steamer.

The Thousand Island and St. Lawrence river steamboat companies have accepted contracts for the painting of their boats: Robinson Bros. will paint the strs. Islander, Jessie Bain and Princess Louise; McMahon the steamers St. Lawrence and Empire State; Savage Bros., strs. Maud and Pierrepont.

During the past year, 1893, there has been transhipped at the port of Kingston the following grain received under bond from United States ports: corn, 8520,780 bushels; wheat, 3,660,331 bushels; oats, 366,073 bushels; rye, 66,121 bushels; total, 12,603,305 bushels. Transhipped during 1892, 6,649,618 bushels, showing an increase for 1893 of 6,133,687 bushels.

No Appointment Made.

"It is reported that C.F. Gildersleeve, of Kingston, has been made manager of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co." This paragraph appeared in the Toronto Globe today, and when Michael Connolly, president of the company, was asked about it, he said: "The matter of the appointment of a manager has not yet been considered by the board and I am not aware whether any changes will be made. The board will meet next week to consider requirements of the company."

Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company.

The annual meeting of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co., (limited) was held Thursday in Montreal. A favorable statement of the year's business was presented, showing that the quantity of grain carried during the season of 1893 was the largest that the company had ever freighted in any one year. At the election which followed, the following directors were appointed: Frank Ross, A. Gunn, W. Stewart, John T. Ross and John Torrance, jr. The new board elected these: President, Frank Ross; vice-president, Alex Gunn; managing director, W. Stewart; W.C. Simpson, secretary-treasurer, Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Feb 1894