The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Mar 1899

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It is said that a Kingston man may command the steamer Brockville this season.

Repairs and improvements on the steamer Alexandria at Picton will be on an extensive scale.

It is expected that the steamer Massena, which has been greatly improved during the winter, will take her old route early this spring.

James Evans, second engineer on the tug James A. Walker, when she foundered last fall, will not sail next season, having secured employment at the locomotive works.

There is a rule among American vessel owners not to allow woman cooks aboard their boats. They have very good reasons for the adoption of this measure, and now there is an agitation among Canadian boat owners to put into effect a similar order of things. In their efforts they will have the support of a large per cent of the people. It is altogether probable that only male cooks will be shipped out of this as well as other Canadian ports on the great lakes.

Late Afternoon Events - Capt. James Malcolmson, Hamilton, is dead, aged 83. He began sailing in 1840 and retired in 1870. He sailed the Princess Victoria, Maid of the West, Hesconia, Hesmond, John Ray, Orkney Lass and New Dominion.

March 6, 1899


Marine Department Notices.

The tug Bronson was given new shafts this winter.

The tug Glide will appear next season with a complete new hull.

Capt. Maudsley will be in command of the S.S. Rosemount next season.

A late opening of navigation on the upper lakes will mean an extra rush of traffic with good rates.

R.G. Marshall, Rideau street, left for Sorel, Que., last night to fit up the machinery of the steamer Hamilton.

The work of shifting Snake Island light, undertaken by the marine department, may not be resumed until next winter.

Operation of the fog bell run by machinery at Michipicoten Island light station, Lake Superior, has been discontinued.

It is possible that Capt. Coleman Hinckley, the popular master of the steamer America, will take command of one of the R. & O. navigation company's steamers in the western fleet.

The marine and fisheries department, Ottawa, has been notified that there is no private light at Point Bruce, Lake Erie. Entrance is scarcely practicable and the breakwater piers have fallen into disrepair.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Mar 1899