The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Feb 1903

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p.2 Appointments of Captains - Capt. J.A. Walsh, Ogdensburg, will command the steamer Sir Henry Bessemer, of the Pittsburgh Steamship company, one of the largest and finest carriers on the lakes.

Capt. George E. Talbot ?, Oswego, will command the steamer Monteagle this season. The Monteagle was purchased by Downey & Co., Oswego, about two months ago. She is now in winter quarters in Milwaukee.


Wolfe Islanders Looking For A Suitable Craft.

Wolfe Islanders are bound to have a ferry of their own if such a thing is possible. They are still working with that end in view. Five islanders were in the city Monday on business connected with the scheme. They wanted to know what the city council would do towards helping the islanders, and asked if they could be provided with a landing place, evidently being unaware of the fact that the council had adopted a resolution offering them the use of the wharf at the foot of Clarence street. They will likely either address the council again, or send a communication setting forth their desires. The visitors stated that if unable to build a steamer of their own, they would send a deputation to Montreal or other eastern points to either buy or lease one, but have a ferry of their own they are bound to. They are supported by Simcoe Islanders in their stand.



At a meeting of local steamboat masters and mates, last evening, in the rooms of the marine engineers, a Kingston branch of the Association of Masters and Mates of Canada was formed. Capt. Gidley, Toronto, the association organizer, was present and perfected the organization. About sixty local masters and mates were in attendance and signified their intention of joining, becoming charter members.

These officers were elected: President Capt. James Dix; first vice-president, Capt. George Batten; second vice-president, Capt. Archie Macdonald; secretary-treasurer, Capt. George Crawford; conductor, Capt. E.A. Booth Jr.; tyler, Capt. J. Pritchard.

The local organization will be known as branch No. 7. The object of the association is mutual protection and the improvement of the members. It is expected that the branch will number 125 by the opening of navigation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Feb 1903