The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Feb 1904

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p.8 New President - for the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company; Rudolph Forget was elected president to replace Senator L.J. Forget; George Cavarhill elected chairman of the executive committee.

New Line of Steamers - Detroit, Mich., Feb. 18th - Plans have been received by the Cleveland & Georgian Bay line from Newcastle-on-Tyne, for the steamer which the company proposes to introduce into its Canadian service. The plans call for a steamer 250 feet over all, 235 feet keel, forty-one feet beam, and fourteen feet deep. The company intends to bring three of these steamers to the lakes and they are to be placed on the route between Toronto, Hamilton and Fort William, sailing twice each week.

Feb. 19, 1904

p.5 Steamer Being Wired - The steamer Fairmount, of the M.T. company line, is being fitted out electrically, and an electric lighting plant installed. Breck & Halliday, this city, are preparing some of the finer portions of the work. They are fitting up a splendid switch board.

Navigation To Open Late - Detroit, Mich., Feb. 19th - ice is heavier on all the lakes this year.

Feb. 20, 1904

p.2 Day's Episodes - The R. & O. Navigation Co. intends to exhibit a model of the str. Kingston at the St. Louis exhibition.

p.8 Will Not Build Now - The Wolfe Island Township council is not likely to build a wharf at the present time at the foot of Clarence street, as the undertaking will prove too costly. The township's new ferry steamer will find a landing either at the foot of Princess street, or at one of Swift & Co.'s wharves. The township councillors are in hopes at a later date, of securing government aid in building a wharf at the foot of Clarence street.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Feb 1904