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

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p.6 Has Accepted A Command - Capt. R.C. Irwin, Bagot street, has accepted command of the steamer John J. Barlum, of the Algoma Central line, with headquarters at the Canadian Soo. For eleven years Capt. Irwin was in the employment of the M.T. Co., and for seven of that period was master of the schooner Minnedosa. He is a capable navigator, and after twenty years experience on the great lakes, is fully competent to assume his new responsibilities. The Barlum trades between Lake Superior and Lake Erie ports.

March 17, 1905

p.6 Women Cooks Barred - Women cooks, except those employed in the past, are barred from working on vessels belonging to members of the Western Lumber Carriers' Association, according to the new agreement between that organization and the Marine Cooks and Stewards' Union. The union won their point by securing a wage increase of $5 a month for first-class cooks. Both concessions were granted after a series of meetings. The cooks clung tenaciously to their argument that women cannot be depended upon, like men, to withstand the effects of stormy weather, while the employers were equally convinced that women make better cooks, are more saving of food and protect the supply of dishes. Under the new agreement first-class cooks will be paid $80 a month, second class $70, and third class $60. The contract affects about 400 men and will be in force one year.

March 18, 1905


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1905