The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1894

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p.1 City Council (part)

Refused To Give Help.

Harbor Master McCammon applied to the department of marine and fisheries at Ottawa for $50 for remuneration for services during two years superintending the placing of buoys in the harbor. The secretary of the department wrote back that any services rendered by Mr. McCammon were in the interest of Kingston harbor and if any remuneration had to be paid the corporation of the city would have to bear it. In other cities the harbor masters are under the control of the corporations and are paid by them. The department at Ottawa desire Mr. McCammon to see that the buoys in the harbor are properly placed after the contractors have located them every year.

Ald. Gaskin claimed the dominion government should remunerate the harbor master for any services he performs. The statement that harbor masters in other places are paid by the corporations in which they reside is not true. The dominion government generally remunerates harbor masters for extra services....



Arrivals at Garden Island, Aug. 25th: str. Armenia, Oswego, light; barge Valencia, Oswego, coal for Quebec.

This evening the schr. Ella Murton will clear for Charlotte to load coal. Messrs. J.C. Chambers and S. Tyo have shipped as members of the crew.

The permit to change the name of the Island Wanderer to Island Belle has arrived. During the coming winter improvements will be made by changes in her upper works. A new engine will also be put in.

It is intended to enlarge and improve the str. C.H. Merritt this winter. Twenty-five feet will be added to her length, a ladies' cabin and dining cabin provided, and a searchlight and incandescent plant will complete the requisites for a first-class excursion boat.

T.J. Murphy, pilot, returned yesterday after having taken a steamyacht owned by Mr. Edmonds, Ottawa, to Montreal and back by the St. Lawrence. The sail was through the most intricate passages among the Thousand Islands. The yacht is named Nokamis.

The str. Algerian left in tow of the tug Alert for Sorel, Que., where the company has a spare shaft to replace the damaged one. The Algerian will not likely appear on the route again this season. In addition to putting in a new shaft, changes will be made in the paddle boxes and wheels to increase her speed.

Tug Sunk By A Steamer - Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Aug. 25th - The steamer Fayette Brown, coal laden and bound up, crashed into the tug Cheney tied up at the north pier below the locks yesterday. The tug was crushed and sunk in 16 feet of water. Her owners claim she is a total loss. The Cheney was valued at $6,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Aug 1894