The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1905

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p.5 Met With Bad Accident - David Brown, an employee of the M.T. company, fell into hold of steel barge he was working on.



New Regulation Affecting Canadian Shipping.

A regulation which will excite considerable interest in marine circles has just been issued to the Canadian steamboat inspectors. It is to the effect that all boats trading between one Canadian port and another must be subject to the provisions of the Canadian steamboat act. Formerly boats which passed the inspection of the English or French Lloyds, the British Council for the Survey and Regulation of Shipping or the Det Noroke Veritas (Norwegian Lloyds), were exempt from inspection in Canada and were free to ignore the regulations regarding construction and crew. An enormous amount of tonnage will be affected by the new order. Among the vessels which must be inspected before they again go into commission are the steamers Westmount and Fairmount, of the M.T. company's fleet.

The regulation will also apply to yachts brought over from the United States by summer tourists.

There will be a conference of shipowners to ask the government to accept the inspection of the British Lloyds.

Marine Notes - Nine ship carpenters from Kingston have gone to Orillia to complete the steamer whose frame was built in Davis' shipyard here.

Davis and Sons have received a contract to build a $3,000 steamyacht for a Pittsburg, Pa., man.

Jan. 17, 1905

p.8 Hero Dies In Poverty - Kenosha, Wis., - Jacob Oleson, 50 years a sailor on the great lakes and the first enlisted member of the Kenosha life-saving crew (1873); involved in rescue of six men from water-logged schooner E.E. Royce, the rescue of ten men and a woman from the sinking steamer Rockaway in 1883, and rescue of crew of steamer Solon H. Johnson in 1887.

Jan. 18, 1905

p.5 Council of Wolfe Island - The clerk was appointed to write up the steamboat accounts in shape to audit, and to commence from Oct. 2, 1903, the date the contract was given for boat. On motion, David Leslie appointed engineer for 1905, at $800 for twelve months, to commence February 1st.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1905