The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1904

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Hamilton, of Picton, is here to fit out the schooner Collier.

Martin Clayton is in Cornwall to superintend the rebuilding of a boat for the Messrs. Cummings and McMillan.

Edmund Staley, Barrie street, has been appointed chief engineer of the steamer Craig, one of the finest craft on the upper lakes.


To The Good Ship Chicora, of Toronto.

The steamer Chicora, of the Niagara Navigation company's fleet has undergone extensive repairs, in the government dock, where she has been for the last five months and the company of which B.W. Folger, Jr., of this city, is manager, is to be congratulated on the thoroughness with which the craft has been overhauled. The interior of the main saloon and the ladies' cabin have been newly painted and decorated, and when the carpeting and upholstering are completed will furnish very comfortable quarters for passengers on cold or stormy days.

There has also been added a new hurricane deck and pilot house, which will greatly increase the carrying capacity of the boat. A new engine is to be installed and some repairs are being made to the crank of one of the paddle wheels. After all the repairs are completed the craft will be freshly painted on the exterior, and it is expected will be ready to leave the dry dock for Toronto as soon as navigation opens.

Naval Force - government may establish a naval reserve in Canada, and a training vessel could be located at Kingston.


Of The Dominion Marine Association.

At the annual meeting of the Dominion Marine Association in Ottawa, were representative vessel owners from various parts of the country. C.F. Gildersleeve was in the chair. The association chose the following officers for next year: C.F. Gildersleeve, Kingston, president; J.A. Cuttle, Montreal, first and H. Hammond, Collingwood, second vice-president; Francis King, Kingston, secretary.

The following will comprise the executive committee: H.W. Richardson, Thomas Donnelly and John Gaskin, of Kingston; D. Murphy, M.P.P., and J.H. Hall, of Ottawa; R.C. Carter, of Deseronto; R.C. Mackay, of Hamilton; A.A. Wright and S. Crangle, of Toronto.

In nearly all cases the officers of last year were re-elected as their services gave great satisfaction.

The financial report was very satisfactory. It showed $2,365 has been received since organization, and that there is a balance of $1,150. Secretary King received a compliment for the excellent work he had done during the year.



Among Delegates To Marine Convention.

[Ottawa Free Press]

Captain John Gaskin, Kingston, is at the Russell. He is attending the annual meeting of the Dominion Marine Association. He has long been intimately associated with the marine and forwarding interests of the Dominion and knows Canada's waterways from Lake Superior to Montreal thoroughly.

Other Kingstonians attending the meeting are the secretary, Ald. Francis King. He is a rising young lawyer who has infused some life into the board of trade and for several years past made his influence felt around the city council board.

Harry Richardson is a member of the firm of George Richardson & Sons, which owns several large elevators throughout Canada and ships millions of bushels of grain each year. He is also interested in mines in the northern part of Frontenac County.

Lorne Henderson is manager of the Kingston branch of the Montreal Transportation company.

Captain Thomas Donnelly belongs to the Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company and is well known in Canadian marine circles.

Howard Folger is manager of the Thousand Island Steamboat company and has charge of some eight or ten steamers that carry thousands of passengers annually.

H.A. Calvin, M.P., is the president of the Calvin Forwarding company. He is a familiar figure in Ottawa and is well known as the representative for Frontenac at the House of Commons.

H.H. Gildersleeve was for years manager of the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Navigation company, and lately resigned to accept a position in Collingwood.

p.8 Fine Over Schooner - Last season, the schooner Falconer (Capt. Ackerman) carried coal for the Kingston Locomotive Works, and a fine of $145 was levied upon it by the Longshoremen's Union. Until this fine is paid the schooner cannot carry coal for the local coal merchants as the latter would be boycotted by the longshoremen. Endeavours are being made to have the matter settled.

Navigation Resumed - St. Clair, Mich., March 30th - Navigation on the St. Clair river opened yesterday when a tug came down from above and the steamer Alaska passed up on the Canadian side.


Officers Appointed For "White Squadron."

The following is a list of the officers of the Thousand Island and St. Lawrence River Steamboat companies, so far as appointed :

Steamer New York - Captain, Milo D. Estes; first officer, Capt. J.B. Estes; chief engineer, J.W. Estes; assistant engineer, James Noble; purser, A.W. Morehouse, assistant purser, Chester A. Baltz.

Steamer St. Lawrence - Captain, W.C. Hudson; first officer, Captain Chester E. Hudson; chief engineer, Barney Farrell; assistant engineer, Michael Tetro; purser John D. Stark.

Steamer New Island Wanderer - Captain, W.C. Brown; first officer, Capt. James Pappa; engineer, Nicholas Larson; purser R.B. Davis.

Steamer Ramona - Captain, John Bertrand.

Steamer America - Captain, B.W. Bongard; chief engineer, James Gillie; assistant engineer, William Hartley; purser, C.F. Moffatt; steward, Arthur Sparham.

Steamer Pierrepont - Captain, William Scott; engineer, William Kelley; purser, George McKenzie.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1904