The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Feb 1894

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p.1 To Class The Vessels - Capt. Taylor left for Oswego today to inspect the Canadian vessels harbored there for the winter. The schr. Ella Murton is one of them. There are more vessels wintering at Oswego this year than ever before.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. Savage, of Wellington, has sold the schooner Julia and purchased a larger craft.

He Has Retired.

Captain C. Hinckley, jr., who for over twenty years was captain of the steamer Maud, has sent in his resignation. That he will be missed by the citizens is beyond doubt. He was a courteous and affable officer, and passengers had great confidence in his skill to handle a boat. The great care which he exercised on all occasions was the prominent feature of his career. He took no chances while his boat carried living freight. He was proud of the Maud, and in his opinion she was equal to any on the river. He sold his stock in the St. Lawrence river and Thousand Island steamboat companies to Folger Bros., and will run the steambarge Nicholls the coming season, having purchased that boat. Her engines will be compounded and she will be used in the lake trade.

Will They Pay The Salary - when the R. & O. was making more money, the most they paid a manager was $7,000; not likely to pay $10,000.

p.2 Oswego Will Get But $25,000 - Washington, Feb. 16th - $85,000 is asked for improvements to Oswego harbor, but will get no more than $25,000.

The First Steamboat - that plied on Bay of Quinte said to be Charlotte, built at Collins Bay in 1816 (sic); str. Sir James Kempt also mentioned; Gildersleeve, Finkle and Chrysler families mentioned (full column). (* actually launched at Bath in April, 1818 - ed.)

Yachting Paragraphs - Cobourg and Sodus are favored for site of next rendezvous; Oswego yacht Yama had two races with yacht Zelma in 1892, each getting a win.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Feb 1894