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

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p.2 Marine Changes - There are numerous changes this season among the captains of the fleet of freight and passenger boats owned in this port. Captain John Clifford, who had charge of the Lake Michigan last year, will sail the Acadia next summer. He will be succeeded on the Lake Michigan by Capt. Robert Chestnut. Capt. O. Patenaude of the St. Magnus will mount the bridge of the propeller Arabia, and Capt. J. Chestnut, late of the Arabia will command the propeller Melbourne, of the new Toledo-Montreal Canadian line. Capts. Zealand and Sharp will sail the Toronto steamers the same as last year. Capt. Malcolmson, who commanded the Acadia last year, will go on the ocean this year. [Hamilton Spectator]

Canal Tolls - last years problems discussed.

Daily British Whig, March 1, 1894

p.1 Will Sue For Freight - An interesting civil case will be tried at the assizes. The master and part owner of a schooner will sue a firm dealing in coal for freight on a cargo of coal which was ordered and afterwards cancelled. The captain says he went to Oswego and after he got there the contract was broken.

Opposed To The Steamers - Montreal, March 1st - The proposal to start a line of steamers between Toledo, Cleveland and Montreal is meeting with opposition on the part of some of the railways interested.....

General Paragraphs - Today M.H. Folger went to Montreal on a call from the directors of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company.

At a meeting of the directors of the R. & O. N. Co., held yesterday at Montreal, to appoint a manager, no action was taken. It is said the appointment was left over until a conference was held with M.H. Folger.


Notice is hereby given that application will be made by the Corporation of the City of Kingston to the Legislature of Ontario, at its next session, for an Act to permit the said Corporation to grant to the Montreal Transportation Company of Kingston and Montreal exemption from municipal taxes, except school taxes and local improvement rates, of the said Company's real and personal property in the City of Kingston for a period from the first day of July, 1893, till the 31st day of December, 1901, upon certain conditions, and to confirm a By-law of the said Corporation, to be passed for said purpose.

Dated this first day of February, 1894.

James Agnew, Solicitor for applicant.

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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1894