The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1900

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p.2 Are All At Work - the carpenters who left work at Davis' shipyard.

Incidents of the Day - On Saturday Davis & Sons were given the contract by the Trent Valley navigation company to build the hull and machinery of a steamer, 70 x 14 feet to be shipped to Lindsay, by May 10th.

p.3 Kingston's Ice Yachts - at sportsmen's show at New York is displayed a picture of the Snow Cloud, owned by H.S. Folger, Kingston, designed by George E. Buchkout, Poukeepsie, N.Y.; also a small picture of Mr. Kent's Whistlewing.

To Have Competition - a new light draught steamer being built for the Ogdensburg-Montreal route

p.4 Sale of A Schooner - On Tuesday last George Plunkett and Capt. D. Rooney, Jr., went to Kingston where they purchased the schooner Annie Falconer from Capt. Simmons, for which they paid a good figure. She is 400 tons capacity, is in good condition, and one of the best vessels on the lakes, and will be put in commission as soon as navigation opens to carry coal to this port. [Cobourg Sentinel-Star]

March 20, 1900

p.5 Steamer To Be Repainted - The steamer Hero was cut out of her ice bed today, and will be moved along side the steamer North King to be repainted. Last year the Hero made her first trip to Picton on April 20th.

March 21, 1900

p.1 Died In Toronto - G.H. Bertram, M.P., president of the Bertram engine works company; in 1893 he purchased the assets of the John Doty engine company, and organized a joint stock company for the purpose of taking over the business.

p.2 Prospects Look Bright - Capt. Donnelly, inspector for Canadian Inland Lloyds, returned this morning from Toronto and reports that he never saw a spring with brighter outlook for vessel owners. Last summer the vesselmen made good money, and as a result they have started early this spring to fit and make repairs. More money, pro rata, will be put into repairs this spring than for many years past. The approaching season promises well for marine men.

p.6 Appointment of Captains - The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company has appointed the following captains: Steamers Toronto, H. Esford; Hamilton, A.J. Baker; Corsican, J. McNall; Algerian, D.F. Mills; Spartan, H. Grange; Bohemian, A. Dunlop; Quebec, L.O. Boucher; Montreal, N. St. Louis.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1900