The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1902

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Of A New Steamship Company Formed In Cleveland.

A new steamship company has come into life. It will be known as the 'Mack Steamship company," and its province will be to operate the new steamer which is now being built for the Mack estate at the old Globe yard of the American Shipbuilding company. The organization was perfected a few days ago, by the election of the following officers: President, Mrs. W.S. Mack; vice-president, F.B. Squire; treasurer and manager, Charles O. Jenkins; secretary, F.J. Maxwell. Mr. Squire, who is the vice-president of the company, is also the vice-president of the Standard Oil company. Mr. Jenkins, who will manage the new steamer, is an attorney in the Perry-Payne building, and also manager of the Lake Erie Transportation company. This concern already operates the steamers W.S. Mack, the Pascall P. Pratt, and the Athens.

The new steamer which is to be turned out at the old Globe yard, will be known as the William Henry Mack, in honor of the young captain by that name, who went off the coast of Maine last year and was lost. The new company has headquarters in the Wade building, from whence the boats will be managed.

The concern is one of the strong new companies that have sprung up in the last few years, and marks the revival of a name that was one to conjure by in years when the senior William Mack was making a name and a fortune for himself in the vessel business. The money which he left has been augmented by other resources, and the company starts out under the most favorable auspices.

F.J. Maxwell, the secretary of this new company, was born and educated in Kingston, and is a son of James Maxwell, of this city. [Cleveland, (Ohio) Dealer]

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Rothesay, which it is intended shall be blown up by a detachment of cadets from the Royal Military College, was not sunk in Kingston harbor, but in the Narrows near Brockville.



Craig's wharf: steamer Ocean from Montreal.

Asylum wharf: schooner Fleetwing cleared for Charlotte.

Swift's wharf: steamer Corsican from Montreal tonight.

Richardsons' elevator: steambarge John Milne; schooners Echo, Laura D. and Monitor.

M.T. company elevator: steamer Myles from Fort William with 40,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Toronto has made its last trip of the season. It left Swift's wharf at five o'clock yesterday afternoon for Toronto to go into winter quarters.

At Goderich the steamers Ossifrage, City of the Straits and Pittsburg are already laid up. The Minnie M. and King Edward are still running from the Sault to Toledo.

The Captain Caned - Capt. Andrew Dunlop presented with a gold-headed cane on board steamer Bohemian, by residents of Stanley Island, near Cornwall.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1902