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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1899

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p.1 Navigation Opened - Colchester, March 27th - The steamer City of Detroit, which left Detroit this morning for Cleveland, passed here at noon and is likely to reach her destination on time, as there is no ice to be seen in this end of Lake Erie. Navigation therefore can be considered open between Detroit and Cleveland.

p.3 Given A New Hull - The tug Glide will appear this spring practically as a new craft, the hull being entirely new with the exception of a part of the old keel. The new hull is a pretty model, designed and built at the company's yards here, and well worthy of inspection by ship builders. The tug Glide has had an existence of thirty-four years, during which she has rendered her owners profitable service, and in her rebuild will be stauncher than ever.


The Marine Board.

Kingston, March 27th - To The Editor:

I see by Saturday's issue that Alexander Horn is the only applicant for dominion government steamboat hull inspector to be examined at Kingston. Several others and myself made application to the marine department at Ottawa, and were given to understand there would be an examination and we would be notified to attend, yet our applications have been ignored.

It is generally understood that when a position of this kind is made vacant by resignation or otherwise the most fit person of the applicants, or the one making highest in the examination, gets the office.

In this case the heads of the department must think there is only one man in Kingston eligible, as only one was given an examination.

This cannot be known to the reform association; if it is, it is not British fair play.




The Welland Canal Will Be Open For Navigation on Monday, May 1st, 1899.

By Order,

L.K. JONES, Secretary.

Department Railways and Canals,

Ottawa, March 18th, 1899.

March 28, 1899

p.2 Their Work Ended - The board of government hull inspectors, examining for a successor to Capt. T. Donnelly as hull inspector at this port, concluded its work last evening. The only applicant examined was Alexander Horn, and according to his work will depend the nature of the report to be sent to the marine department. Chairman E. Adams, Ottawa, and I. Olive, St. John, New Brunswick, returned home today.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - W.C. McDonald will sail this season as steward of the steamer Algerian.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1899