Engineer Robert McColl, on the steamer Empress of India for the last five years, has been appointed to take charge of the big Chippewa's machinery.
Capt. J.H. Scott, late master of the prop. Persia, has been appointed commander of the str. Carmona, to run between Toronto and Rochester.
The Doty Co., of Toronto, received the contract to put new compound engines into the Canadian tugs Queen and Armstrong, at the present time being repaired at Wiarton.
Capt. Craig was unable to make a deal with Capt. Black, of Belleville, for his yacht Swan. Capt. Black had a smaller boat he wanted to trade off, but as Capt. Craig didn't want a boat at all, the deal was not made. Capt. Black wanted the Swan to run between Belleville and Massassaga park.
The special committee appointed by the directors of the R. & O. N. company to choose a manager will probably report tomorrow. Mr. Swift, a director, when asked his opinion, could not state who would get the position. He was asked if there was any possibility of Nicholas K. Connolly taking it, and Mr. Swift was not prepared to say.
The address of Capt. Frank Burke, who sailed the Canadian tug Reliance last summer, is wanted by the marine department at Ottawa. A gold watch and chain has been received by them from the president of the United States, to be presented to Captain Burke in recognition of his bravery in rendering service to the United States tug Acme last 11th of October.
March 7, 1894
p.1 General Paragraphs - Inspectors Adams and Donnelly have been very busy lately examining candidates for masters, mates and engineers' certificates.
Incidents of the Day - Several crews of Frenchmen and women arrived, yesterday, from Quebec to take charge of barges owned by the Montreal Transportation Co.
The str. Nichol, owned by Capt. Hinckley, will be ready for service about the middle of April.
The str. Varuna is being finely fitted up at Belleville.