The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1900

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p.2 Dropped Dead - Wm. H. Forrest, ship carpenter, at Davis ship yard for the last twenty years; aged about 70.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Noonan is in the city to look over the new steamer Rideau Queen.

There are now thirty-one carpenters working in Davis & Sons' shipyard. Work on the various vessels under construction is being pushed ahead rapidly.

Capt. Hugh McCullough, of Wellington, was stricken with paralysis while talking to foreman Donnelly, at the shipyard at Deseronto and died soon after. Capt. McCullough had charge of the life-saving station at Wellington for a number of years.

April 6, 1900

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Men are at work on the schooner Pilot lying in the Princess street slip, keeping the vessel from sinking. The ice breaking up moved the schooner about, and opened some of the caulking.

p.4 New Line On Great Lakes - Chicago, April 6th - Contracts have just been closed with the American shipbuilding company for the construction of from four to six ships for a new company which will operate a line between Duluth and Montreal. The ships are to be ready for service next fall.

The new line will be the first in the field since the Canadian government completed its great waterway around the rapids of the St. Lawrence.

A.B. Wolvin, of Duluth, is at the head of the new company, but with him are associated many of the most successful boat owners on the lakes.

p.5 Claim Has Been Made - A claim has been made on McArthur Bros., Toronto, owners of the steamer Tecumseh, by the owners at Chicago of a cargo of grain brought to the M.T. company elevator last fall by the above named steamer, and damaged partially owing to stress of weather, and also by leakage in the hull. The amount claimed by the grain owners is $2,000. Walkem & Walkem have been engaged to look after the interests of McArthur Bros. It will be remembered that several surveys of the damaged wheat were made by Montreal, Kingston and Toronto experts before a decision could be arrived at regarding the cause of the damage.

April 7, 1900

p.1 To Begin On May 1st - P. Daley, Kingston, now in charge of Rideau Canal.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Pierrepont was to have made a start for the islands this afternoon. It was expected she would be able to break her way through the ice.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly has received the government contract of placing the necessary buoys in Kingston harbor this spring and removing them in the fall.

Several of McKelvey & Birch's workmen are at Garden Island covering with cement the boilers and cylinders of the steamer India, of H.A. Calvin & Co.'s fleet.

Yesterday Capt. Donnelly, inspector for Inland Lloyds, examined the barges of the Canada Atlantic railway and transit company at Portsmouth, finding them in first class condition.

M.T. Company Offices - The remodelling of the M.T. company offices is about completed, and the changes are a great improvement and convenience. Mr. Henderson's office is on the left hand side of the entrance, the general office on the right hand side and Capt. Gaskin's at the rear of the general. Formerly two offices were upstairs, but all are now on the first floor. The walls and ceilings are handsomely finished.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Apr 1900