The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Feb 1905

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Safety of the Passengers.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company at the annual meeting, decided to take determined action to regain public confidence. The matter was brought before the meeting by R. Stanley Bagg, who pointed out that this confidence had been lost to a very large extent by the accidents which occurred during the last season. At the request of Rodolphe Forget, C.J. Smith, the general manager, stated that the question had been gone into very fully and it was decided that during the coming season the crew of the different boats should be carefully trained in boat and fire drill, and that in addition the crews on steamers on the main lines would be placed in uniform as well as the officers.

Incidents of the Day - A petition is being circulated for presentation to the Wolfe Island council, asking that arrangements be made whereby the ferry steamer Fawcett may land at Folger's wharf, which is more convenient and serviceable than the little one at the foot of Clarence street.

p.6 While running from Milwaukee to Chicago, the steamer Iowa with twenty-five passengers got stuck in the ice two miles from Chicago harbor.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Feb 1905