The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1899

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The R. & O. navigation company, under the motto "Under Two Flags," is distributing neat little folders containing a lot of information about the new steamer Toronto, which will begin new service in spring. The folder gives all the facts obtainable, and judging by these the steamer must be a veritable floating palace, with unsurpassed speed.


An Unprotected Spot.

There has been great suffering among the men engaged in building the new light house at Snake Island. The cold was so intense during the past few days and the spot so unprotected, that almost all of the men suffered more or less from frost bites. Five men had their feet frozen. Others had their cheeks, nose and hands touched by the frost.

A Growing Time - annual statement of the R. & O. navigation company was released this morning; gross receipts were up in 1898 over 1897; net profit was up; "The directors regret that the new steamer Toronto was not ready for service on the western route on the 1st of August last, as expected."

Feb. 14, 1899

p.1 To Have An Enquiry - Into The Cost of Mooers Elevator - (full column)


James Swift Set Aside.

Montreal, Feb. 14th - At the meeting of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company today, James Swift, Kingston, was replaced on the board of directors by major H.M. Pellatt, Toronto. The board is now composed of senator L.J. Forget, William Wainwright, Col. F.C. Henshaw, William Hanson, J.K. Osborne, Hector MacKenzie, C.O. Paradis, E.B. Garneau, Joseph Louis and major Pellatt. The meeting approved the action of the directors in their application to Parliament for the right to amend the charter and issue additional stock and also give them the power to take up the management of hotels.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1899