p.1 The Toronto's Sister - Montreal, March 16th - The contract with the Bertram company was closed yesterday to build a fine steamer for the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, the price to be $50,000 in excess of the Toronto. The new steamer will be called the Kingston, will be fourteen feet longer than her sister ship, will have 208 staterooms and will be a splendid boat in every respect. The Kingston will be ready for service in June, 1901.
p.2 Refused the Striker's Offer - Regarding the statement of the carpenters' union that the new men employed at Davis' shipyard are inferior, Mr. Davis states that they are as good as can be found in Kingston. Seven carpenters and joiners will be at work on Monday, and that is all he requires. Mr. Davis also stated this morning, that some of the strikers had offered two dollars a day to one of the new men if he would not work, but the latter refused, as he wondered where the money would come from. The strikers are still idle.
p.6 Waiting To Float Her - Capt. Lesslie and his crew of wreckers, working on the steamer Scottish King, ashore in a Newfoundland bay, in a letter to friends here intimates that he is waiting for a high tide to float the steamer. The last high tide rose twenty-one and a half feet, one-half foot less than that required to float the steamer.
Resigned His Position - A surprise was sprung upon the water works committee yesterday when William Hazlett, engineer at the water works pump house, resigned his position, pressing the committee to release him as soon as possible. Mr. Hazlett has accepted the engineership of the steamer Algerian, of the R. & O. N. Co.'s line.
Received An Appointment - George Booth, of this city, has been appointed engineer of the new steamer building at the Bertram works, Toronto, for the Canadian transportation company. This steamer will ply between Chicago and Georgian Bay ports. It is not intended to bring her east of the Welland canal after she goes west. Mr. Booth's position brings with it the mechanical superintendency of the company's steamers.
Incidents of the Day - Peter McArthur of the firm of McArthur Bros., Toronto, was in the city today, and gave instructions for the fitting out of the steamer Tecumseh. William Spencer, this city, has been appointed engineer.
March 17, 1900