The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1902

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The S.S. Rosemount receiving repairs in the government dry-dock, is about completed.

The M.T. company expect to start the building of the forecastles on the two new steel barges this week. Material is being awaited.

Extensive repairs and additions are being made to the steamer Aletha. A new wheel house has been added, and additional staterooms are being built. The steamer will be quite comfortable when she makes her appearance next summer.

Got His Medal - Robert Vair, Alfred Street, yesterday received his Fenian raid medal for service rendered in 1866. Mr. Vair was engineer of the old steamer Watertown when that craft was fitted up as a gun boat, in command of Lieut. French, R.N., and patrolled the river in 1866, looking for Fenians. He belonged to the Garden Island company of militia.


Rideau Navigation Company

A meeting of the Rideau Lakes navigation company was held on Wednesday afternoon, when a dividend of eight per cent on paid up stock was declared. The season's business was most successful, and the stockholders were all satisfied with the management and decided to build another steamer for the route, thus making a daily line.

Martin Zimmerman, N.Y., was re-elected president; H. Howard secretary-treasurer; D. Noonan, general manager. The board of directors will consist of James Swift, M. Zimmerman, A.J. Macdonell, H. Howard and D. Noonan. Among those represented were Mr. Zimmerman; August Herrman, Cincinnati; W.H. Comstock, Brockville; W.L. McLaren, Perth; John P. Foley, Westport.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1902