The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1896

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During the winter the str. North King was thoroughly overhauled. This spring she was dry-docked and had her hull put in first-class condition. She has been completely painted both inside and out. Her cabins, which last year were white and gold, have been tinted soft green, light pink and white with silver trimmings. All the iron work in both cabins and state rooms has been silvered. Special attention was given the dining room, which has received many improvements and is now quite "up-to-date." The King never began a season a season's work looking so trim as she does this spring. She will make her first trip Sunday in charge of these officers: Capt. Jerrald; mate, Nicholson; second mate, McLennan; purser, E. Forrest; Stewart, J. Tilton; assistant stewart, H. Power; engineer, J. Hickey; second engineer, T. Callaghan, and a crew of trusty seamen.

During the winter the str. Hero was in Davis' dry-dock and received new false sides. Her interior was also overhauled and rendered in the best possible condition. She will make her first trip to Belleville tomorrow, and will be in charge of these officers: Capt. W. Bloomfield; mate, E. Newman; purser, E.E. Horsey; engineer, R. Marshall; second engineer, M. Redmond.


The tugs Walker and Glide, of the M.T. Co., left the government dry dock late last night.

A new smoke-stack for their yacht arrived today over the G.T.R., consigned to W. & G. Henderson.

The United States government has decided to erect a fog signal at the Galloup islands at a cost of $5,700.

The M.T. Co.'s barges McCarthy and Acadia entered the government dry dock this morning for the purpose of receiving repairs to their hulls.

The str. Princess Louis will run the Cape route for a few days or until such time as the str. America is ready. The Louise will then go on the Gananoque-Howe Island route.

p.2 Are Coming To Kingston - Port Colborne, April 23rd - The steamer Erin and the barge Danforth arrived here at noon today, the first arrivals this season. The steamer Erin and consort left Cleveland yesterday for Kingston, loaded with wire. They will wait until the opening of the Welland canal. The captain reports no difficulty in coming through from eight to ten miles of ice.

p.4 Ottawa, April 23rd - Soulanges Canal Case - regarding the Goodwin claim for $210,000 for extra work on the Soulanges canal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1896