The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jan 1897

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Jan. 22, 1897

p.1 A New Composite Barge - W. Power, sr., marine architect and shipbuilder, delivered to the M.T. Co.'s local manager yesterdaya working model of the composite barge that the company proposes to build for the coming season's work. The new vessel will have iron deck, beams and frame, and her sides down to the ballast line will be of steel. From the ballast line to the bottom the material used will be wood. The vessel will be 180 feet in length, thirty-five feet beam, and twelve feet, three inches hold. Drawing nine feet of water she will carry 35,000 bushels of grain, and with twelve feet draught her carrying capacity will be 50,000 bushels.

Jumped From The Barge - a carpenter working on barge Toledo lost balance, jumped from deck and landed on ice 12 feet below, and struck head against side of barge Corncrib.

Kingston Yacht Club Smoker - held last night; successful and enjoyable.

Jan. 23, 1897

p.1 M.T. Company Changes - The M.T. company has decided to make several changes in the officering of the principal steamers of the fleet. Capt. Maudsley, formerly of the Bannockburn, will have command of the Rosemount during the coming season with J. Thurston as first engineer. Capt. Irwin, of St. Catherines, will succeed Capt. Maudsley as commander of the Bannockburn and will have Edward Taylor for his chief engineer. Capt. McMaugh, one of the veteran lake officers, and who commanded the Rosemount last season, will retire from the active pursuit of his profession.

Incidents of the Day - About forty men are daily employed in the ship yard at Garden Island. The new steam barge constructing there is in frame and yesterday the task of planking the frame was begun. It is not expected that the barge will be ready for launching until the spring of 1898.

p.4 Sporting Paragraphs - challenge from Cape Vincent ice yacht club for Walker trophy; Commodore W.C. Kent to challenge vice-commodore S.C. Calvin; new ice-yacht Dolphin described.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jan 1897