The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Feb 1897

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p.1 Awarded This Week - The contract of building the steel barge for the M.T. Co. will be awarded this week. Capt. Gaskin was in Montreal last week in connection with the proposed new boat. He says many tenders have been received for the work and the figures are very close. Two Kiingston firms have tendered and Capt. Gaskin hopes the work will be done here. He says it is a chance in a lifetime for Kingston to establish a new and paying industry, and there is no reason why such an industry could not be opened out here, provided those having charge tendered for work at reasonable figures. Four steel barges are being built at Toronto for a Prescott firm.

General Paragraphs - At the annual meeting of the Calvin company, a few days ago, all of last year's officers and directors were re-elected.

p.4 Under Mr. Gildersleeve's Management - annual report of R. & O. Nav. Co. - half -yearly dividend of 3 per cent declared.

Feb. 16, 1897

p.1 The Prospectus Issued - The Kingston elevator and transit company (limited) has issued its prospectus. The capital is $150,000 in 1,500 shares of $100 each. It will handle, ship and store grain and products between Canadian and American ports on the St. Lawrence river, both by boat and rail. The prospectors believe, with proper facilities and accommodation at Kingston, a profit of at least ten to fifteen per cent can be assured. An elevator of 500,000 bushels capacity will be built here. Incorporation will at once be sought. The stock calls will be ten per cent at once, fifteen per cent a month hence, and the balance as the directors deem advisable.

Fell A Long Distance - William Porter, Portsmouth, while making repairs to barge Iroquois fell into hold; seriously hurt.

p.4 Death of a Captain - Detroit, Feb. 16th - Capt. Robert Moore was born in Oswego in 1834; died at marine hospital

Feb. 17, 1897

p.1 Incidents of the Day - Extensive repairs are being made to the str. America. Twenty new frames are being added, and in other ways she is being strengthened and improved.

Feb. 18, 1897

p.1 Elected A Director - At a special meeting of the Alexandria Bay steamboat company B.B. Taggart, jr., was elected a director in place of his father, B.B. Taggart, deceased, and A.A. Holmes, of Redwood, was elected president to succeed Mr. Taggart. This company owns the steamers New Island Wanderer and Island Belle, and is a rival of the Thousand Island steamboat company.

p.4 A Challenge To The Yacht Canada - Sandusky, Ohio, Feb. 18th - At a meeting of the Sandusky yacht club yesterday it was decided to challenge the yacht Canada to sail a race for the cup it won from Vencedor, of the Lincoln Park yacht club, of Chicago, last summer. Canada will be asked to agree to a suspension of the rule which requires that ten months' notice shall be given the challenged yacht.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Feb 1897