The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1897

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During the approaching season of navigation the M.T. company's fleet will be in charge of these officers. Those whose residence is not otherwise specified reside in Kingston:

Steamers - Active, no appointment; Bronson, Capt. J. Murray; engineer, R. Hepburn; Glide, Capt. Murphy; engineer, G. Tuttle; Glengarry, Capt. Gordon Kean, Malvern; engineer, J. Evans; Jessie Hall, Capt. C. Martin; engineer, A. Barton; James A. Walker, Capt. J. Boyd; engineer, G. Boyd; D.G. Thomson, Capt. J. Murray; engineer, G. Henderson; Bannockburn, Capt. J. Irving, St. Catharines; engineer, Richard Taylor; Rosemount, Capt. J.W. Mawdesley, Thorold; engineer, H. Thurston.

River Barges - Alberta, Capt. Philrome Bradley, St. Lazare; Acadia, Capt. Louis Benoit, Valleyfield; Bella, Capt. Peter Lalonde, Valleyfield; Cleveland, Capt. J.D. Perron, St. Timothe; Chicago, Capt. A. Charlebois, sr., Point Claire; Colborne, Capt. Ben Sauvis; Corn Crib, Capt. A. Charlebois, jr., Point Claire; Cornwall, Capt. H. Boyer, Valleyfield; Detroit, Capt. Ovide Trudel, Melocheville; Dorchester, Capt. Jules Lalonde; Eagle, Capt. Treffle Davust, Valleyfield; Glengarry, Capt. E. Secotte; Harvest, Capt. J. Bradley, jr., St. Lazare;

Hector, Capt. T. Hebert, Valleyfield; Iowa, Capt. Israel Davust, Montreal; Jennie, Capt. Rock Bradley, St. Lazare; John Gaskin, Capt. Nelson Mallette, Cornwall; Kinghorn, Capt. Alexander Herbert, Valleyfield; L'Union, no appointment; Lancaster, Capt. Joseph Davust, Valleyfield; McCarthy, Capt. E.R. Roy, Montreal; Montreal, Capt. Mitchell Lefebvre, Valleyfield; Maggie, Capt. Adelaide Monette, Valleyfield; Nebraska, Capt. Celestia Leboeuf, Valleyfield; Regina, Capt. Maxime Lefebvre, Valleyfield; Senator, Capt. Alfred Lalonde, Cedars; Star, Capt. Antoine Lalonde, Valleyfield; Toledo, Capt. Frederick Leduc, Valleyfield;

Toronto, Capt. Moise Moreau, Cedars; Wheat Bin, Capt. A. Samersail, Cedars.

Lake Barges - Kildonan, Frank Lafrance, Cascade Point; Minnedosa, John Irwin; Selkirk, Harry Colvin, Port Dalhousie; Winnipeg, James Kirkwood; Melrose, James Fleming; Dunmore, John Phillips.

Elevators - No. 1, engineer, J.W. Pound; No. 2, William Cullen; Ceres, F. McCambridge; Edward Bennett, superintendent.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steamer Pierrepont brought a heavy cargo of freight from Cape Vincent on her last evening's trip.

The propeller Myles has been commissioned to take barrel staves from Wallaceburg to Fort William.

The sloop Maggie L. is being fitted out in preparation for the season's business. She will be commanded again by Capt. LaRush.

The M.T. Co.'s lake fleet is about ready to start out. The steamers are all fitted out, ready for fires to be kindled under their boilers.

Capt. John Clifford, in command of the steamer Acadia last fall, at the time of her destruction in Lake Superior, will likely have charge of the steamer Sir L.S. Tilley this season. Capt. Clifford is a former Kingstonian.

The M.T. Co.'s tug Jessie Hall was coaled up this morning and afterwards put to work getting the barges and lake going fleet into shape for painting. The tug Thompson was also put into commission and assisted in the work.

This morning the steamer Chieftain towed over from Garden Island the tug Reginald, which entered the government dry dock to have iron placed on her keelson. The Reginald is the first steamer to use the dock this year, and also the first craft with which (bottom unreadable unreadable)

Elevator Site - Capt. John Irwin, commander of the schooner Minnedosa, is of opinion that the proper site for the proposed elevator and storehouse is on the land fronting the harbor between Princess and Queen streets. His reasons bear weight with interested persons. The place is sufficiently large, there is a good depth of water off the site and leading up to it and the location is one of the best sheltered along the harbor front. Capt. Irwin is a practical sailor, having spent a lifetime in the grain carrying trade. His opinions are formed only after practical experience and mature consideration.

p.6 General Paragraphs - Sails were bent on the sloop Maggie L. today. She has the honor of being the first craft in the harbor to shake loose her canvas this spring.

This morning Capt. C. Coons, Thomas McAvoy and Bernard McIntyre arrived from Port Dalhousie to accept positions with the Calvin company on the fleet of lake going craft.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1897