The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Mar 1904

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Fagan, of Belleville, is here to fit out the schr. Echo.


And A New Set Will Be Adopted.

Capt. Donnelly, who has returned from Ottawa, states that the meeting held there with reference to the revision of the rules of the road, for the navigating of vessels on the great lakes, was very satisfactory. Col. W.P. Anderson, chief engineer of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, presided. The department of Marine was represented by the chairman, Commander Spain, R.A., W.P. McIlhinney, practical adviser of the department, and W.L. Magee, chief clerk. The Dominion Marine Association representatives were A.A. Wright and Capt. Donnelly, with Francis King as secretary. As a result of the work of the joint committee the Canadian rules will be revised and a new set of rules adopted by order-in-council. Col. Gourdeau, deputy minister of marine, attended the meeting and informed the committee that both the minister of marine and himself were very anxious to have the rules uniform on both sides of the great lakes.

p.3 The Argyle For Sale - It is reported that A.W. Hepburn, Picton, contemplates retiring, and turning his business over to his sons. His steamer, the Argyle, valued by Lloyds at $53,000, is for sale at $30,000. Mr. Hazlett and son, Picton, have been in Cobourg, talking over the matter with the marine men. Mr. Hepburn favors the forming of a stock company, composed of people along the line from Cobourg to Toronto. The steamer will be fitted with new boilers, and her speed thereby increased.

p.5 Robbed A Schooner - Discovery has been made that the schooner Maggie L., lying at Richardsons' wharf, was broken into a couple of nights ago, and about twenty dollars worth of articles in the cabin stolen. The police are looking into the robbery. The schooner is owned by Capt. Larush.

p.8 Death of Mrs. William Power - has three surviving sons.

March 25, 1904

p.2 Comes Back Home - C.F. Gildersleeve to resume his former position as manager of the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Navigation company. He has been succeeded in the management of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company by Charles J. Smith; Gildersleeve was manager of the R. & O. for five years.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Mar 1904