The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1901

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p.2 New Excursion Steamer - J.A. Roys, Princess Street, is having a handsome vessel built at Davis & Sons' shipbuilding yards, which he will use in the river excursion business this season. The boat will be launched this week, and will probably be commanded by Capt. Cameron, Summertown, near Prescott. It will be 110 feet in length, and equipped with triple compound engines, capable of driving the vessel at a speed of sixteen miles an hour.

Is Proud of his Medal - Thomas Clancy, Ontario street, looks after steamers North King and Hero while in winter quarters; presented with medal by Mr. Gildersleeve, manager of the company.



Two Boats Under Construction At Garden Island.

Over one hundred men are at present employed by the Calvin company in the different shops and on the two boats under construction. One of these will be among the finest on the lakes. She will likely be engaged in the grain trade and though likely to act as a consort to a steam barge, will be equipped with sails, etc., and able to navigate herself if necessary. She will have three masts, is 190 feet long on the keel, with a beam of ninety (sic) feet, and will be capable of carrying 250,000 bushels of wheat. She will be fitted with three hatch openings. It is expected that by June 1st the new boat will be ready for launching.

The other boat under construction is a handy little tug, ninety feet long by twenty feet beam. She is ready for launching and as soon as the ice moves out will be slipped into the water. She will be fitted with powerful machinery and though small will be one of the handiest and most serviceable of tugs.

The work of fitting out the different boats of the Calvin fleet will begin in a week or ten days.

The island is a very busy spot. Work is being rushed in all the departments and the large staff of workmen is being almost daily increased.

p.5 Capt. Craig Has Resigned - Capt. T.J. Craig, Kingston, who has had charge of the Richelieu and Ontario navigation freight office and wharf at Toronto, has resigned. During his stay in Toronto he made many useful and important changes, which were appreciated by the steamboat men and passengers alike. Capt. Craig was a pronounced success at the Yonge street wharf, where the tremendous crowds were never handled so carefully as under Capt. Craig's supervision. It was a boon to the steamboat people to have such an excellent manager.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1901