The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1899

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Capt. Beaupre will sail the schooner J.R. Case this season.

E. O'Neil has accepted a position with Oldrieve & Horn, sailmakers.

Capt. Montgomery is fitting out the schooner D. Freeman at Belleville. W. Meehan has been engaged as mate upon the schooner.

There is considerable activity among vessel owners along the docks who are busy getting their craft ready for the opening of navigation.

The engineer and firemen for the government tug and dredge, now in the government graving dock, arrived in the city from Sorel this morning.

Vessel owners are grumbling on account of the lateness of the opening of navigation. Some of them say that this time last year they had made one trip. It will be fully two weeks before navigation will be open.

Engaged In Making Soundings - F.W. Cowie, of the marine department, Ottawa, is engaged in taking soundings at the entrance into the Wolfe Island canal, immediately below Marysville. Application has been made to the department to have the channel at that poiint dredged as well as the canal. In former years the water was of sufficient depth to allow of easy navigation through the canal, which affords a short route to Cape Vincent.

p.6 Late Afternoon Events - The steamer Eurydice will leave Toronto in a few days. Her first trial as a wrecking tug will be to raise the tug Walker, sunk near Nicholson's Island. The Donnellys have also secured the contract to raise the big barge of the Atlantic transportation company's fleet, which was sunk during a gale off Quebec last fall.

Capt. Dix is painting the schooner S.H. Dunn.

The steam barge Nichols has been put in complete repair by Capt. Hinckley.

On the European Plan - The R. & O. navigation company, after consultation with successful tourist traffic managers, has decided to adopt the European plan for serving meals, etc., on two steamers, the Toronto and Bohemian. This method is in vogue on most of the leading steamship lines outside of ocean service. A bill of fare is supplied each passenger, and he orders and pays for what he wishes.

April 7, 1899


Kingston On Deck.

Cape Vincent correspondents have been reporting the building of a handsome steam-yacht by Joseph Peo as a credit to the industries of that village. It undoubtedly is, but the craft was built by Matthew R. Davis, of this city, who went over in December for the purpose. The designing, moulding and supervising of the building of the hull was his work. The launch is thirty-six feet long, seven foot beam, and will have a six horsepower Globe gasoline motor, promising a speed of nine miles per hour. Mr. Davis also built a steam yacht during the winter at Oliver's Ferry for a son of senator McLaren. It is to be forty feet long, eight feet beam, with a 6 x 6 engine, expecting a speed of twelve miles per hour. When it comes to boat building, Kingston is directly "in it."

p.6 Will Raise Her Classification - Capt. M. Patterson has expended a few hundred dollars in improvements to the schooner Two Brothers, which will likely raise her classification. Capt. Donnelly, inspector for inland Lloyds will examine her in a few days.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Apr 1899