The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Mar 1905

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p.2 The Wages Fixed - A satisfactory settlement over the proposed wage scale and working conditions for the season of 1905 has been reached between the Lake Carriers' Association and the Lake Seamens' Union. The latter will receive $27.50 a month from the opening of navigation until October 1st, an advance of $2.50 over last year's scale. From October 1st until the close of the season last year's scale of $37.50 a month will be paid.

Appointments Made - The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company has made these appointments: H. Foster Chafee, western passenger agent, Toronto; W.F. Cloney, travelling passenger agent, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Thomas Glynn, travelling passenger agent, Toronto; J.W. Canvin, travelling passenger agent, Alexandria Bay, N.Y.; R.A. Carter, division freight and passenger agent, Toronto; H. Dubois, travelling freight and passenger agent, Montreal.

p.4 Will Operate Steamers - Albany, N.Y., March 6th - The Marine Transportation company, Ogdensburg, N.Y., was incorporated with a capital of $20,000 to operate steamers on the great lakes and the St. Lawrence river from Ogdensburg to Prescott, Ont. The directors are: Henry I. Tibbets, Boston; George L. Ryan, Thomas F. Shang and Stephen F. Palmer, Jr., Ogdensburg; James D. McLaurin, New York City; H.J. Bartlett, Orillia, Ont.; and Dewitt C. Culver, Albany.

March 7, 1905


March 8, 1905



Ogdensburg, N.Y., March 8th - The largest marine deal that has taken place here in some time was consummated this afternoon when the large steamer Nicaragua was bought from James Davidson, of Bay City, Mich., by John Hannan, of this port. The price paid for the steamer is said to be $50,000. The Nicaragua will be placed in the coal trade, plying between Oswego and Montreal.

The steamer now becomes part of the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing company's large fleet of wooden hulls. The Nicaragua hails from Duluth, Minn., and is an American hull built of oak. Her gross tonnage is 1,201 tons and she has a net tonnage of 911 tons. She is 241 feet long, 37 feet beam and 22.8 feet deep.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Mar 1905