The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Feb 1900

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Shipbuilding Going On.

There is much shipbuilding going on at Davis & Sons' yard. The steamer Rideau Queen is well advanced, the framework of the main deck being about completed. The engine and boiler will soon be put in. The boat for Rat Portage for which Davis & Son have the contract is being put together and will be shipped on March 5th. It will be completed at its destination. The steam yacht for the Montreal yacht club has not been started, but will be shortly. On Saturday half of the ship carpenters will be released, as their work is getting light.

Feb. 24, 1900

p.1 The Company Organizes - The annual meeting of the Rideau Navigation Company took place this morning when these officers were elected: President, James Swift; vice-president, George F. Kidd, Ottawa; secretary-treasurer, J.F. Lesslie; managing director, Capt. D. Noonan; board of directors, Capt. D. Noonan, H.W. Wilson and James Swift. The directors discussed the question of building hotels at Rideau Lake and Jones' Falls, but nothing definite was decided upon; the matter will be taken up later. Kingston, Ottawa and New York capitalists are represented in the new company.

p.5 Harbor Improvements - Toronto, Feb. 21st - Board of Trade wants vessels with 14' draft to be able to use Toronto harbor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Feb 1900