The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1894

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p.2 Report Is Not Correct - Capt. T. Donnelly says the letter which appeared in the Montreal Gazette, in respect to the releasing of steamers, which have been tied up, only applies to sea-going steamships. There has been no case such as referred to in connection with fresh water navigation, nor has there been any case under the circumstances mentioned, when a steamer has been released by the government, after being tied up, without the necessary certificate.

Rockport, March 7th - The Rathbun Co. has chartered the steamer Antelope and intend to put her on the same route as last season, from Gananoque to Brockville, calling at Rockport and all cottages and other landings along the route for freight and passengers.

New General Manager - Henry Folger said to be appointed general manager of the R. & O. N. Co. at a meeting of the directors Wednesday afternoon. [Montreal Star]

p.4 Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. - Montreal, March 8th - Henry Folger appointed general manager; gives a list of important businesses around Kingston controlled by Folger Bros.

Weekly British Whig, March 8, 1894



It is predicted that the coming season of navigation will be a very lively one on the St. Lawrence.

Capt. Alexander Wilcox, Amherstburg, aged seventy-six years, died last week. Deceased was master of a number of large tugs many years ago, and had for the past twenty years kept the Wilcox house and grocery adjoining.

At Penetanguishene, Monday evening, Capt. Frank Burke, of the Canadian tug Reliance, was presented with a handsome gold watch, with chain and compass attached, for his bravery in saving the lives of the crew of the U.S. tug Acme in Lake Huron last October. The present was given by the U.S. government.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Mar 1894