The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1899

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p.1 Wages To Be Raised - Cleveland, Sept. 26th - The executive committee of the lake carriers' association decided to raise the wages of vessel crews as follows: first and second mates, first and second engineers, twenty per cent; firemen, cooks and deckhands and other members of crew, ten per cent. The advance is to take place October 1st.


The tugs Bronson and Thomson arrived today with five light barges from Montreal.

The tug Thomson leaves for Charlotte with two barges to load coal as soon as the weather moderates.

The propeller Myles, from Fort William, is expected at the M.T. company's elevator tomorrow.

The steel composite barge George T. Davie, built at Levis, Que., last year, has been sold to the Canada Atlantic railway company.

The big pleasure steamyacht Pastime, well known in this port, has been purchased from Wilson & Hall, Clayton, by W.H. Gillespie, manager of the canal works now in progress at Massena, N.Y., opposite Cornwall.

It seems that the deputy ministerof marine has denied the statement made in the Whig last week that if the St. Lawrence canals were deepened to fourteen feet, vessels drawing twelve feet of water would be unable to go down safely to Montreal. A Kingston marine man, who talks from experience, said this morning that pilots of his company were better able to judge of this than the marine department at Ottawa. In many places in the river where it was thought twenty-five feet of water lay, it has been recently found by actual soundings that there are only fourteen feet. Vessels of twelve feet draught would therefore strike, in many places between the canals. The government will require to spend a vast amount of money to make a clear and safe run for vessels, between Prescott and Montreal.

p.4 Deseronto, Sept. 25th - ....The schooner Annandale is at shipyard undergoing repairs and being put in good shape for fall trade. The steamers Calvin and India arrived Friday with iron ore for the iron company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Sep 1899