p.3 Appointment of Captains - Nearly all last year's captains have been re-appointed by the R. & O. N. company. Those of Kingston are Capts. Booth, for the steamer Toronto; Esford, the Kingston; Dunlop, the Bohemian, and Hinckley, the Columbian. Some changes are to be made in the names of the company's steamers. All will bear the names of cities and towns, as the Kingston, Toronto and Montreal. The Columbian's name is to be changed to the Brockville and the Bohemian's to the Prescott. It is understood that the slowest steamer in the fleet will be named the Belleville.
March 21, 1905
TO CHANGE NAMES.
Company Receives Permission From Government.
On report of the minister of marine, the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company has received permission to change the names of the undermentioned vessels, of the port of Montreal, as follows: Algerian to Cornwall; Bohemian to Prescott; Canada to St. Irenee; Cultivateur to Varennes; Corsican to Picton; Saguenay to Chicoutimi; Virginia to Tadousac; Spartan to Belleville.
The minister states that the vessels are unencumbered and are certified by the government steamboat inspectors to be seaworthy, and the formal consent of the registered owners to the proposed change of names has been filed with the department of marine and fisheries. The minister, therefore, recommends, as there appears to be no objection to the applicant's request being complied with, that under the provisions of section 21 of chapter 72, of the revised statutes of Canada, permission be granted to change the names of the vessels in question as above set forth.
p.3 Amendments Adopted - The Lake Yacht Racing Association adopted several amendments to the rules, which refer to the restrictions of the Yacht Racing Union of the great lakes. One rule places all centre board yachts on the same beam as keel boats. The definition of centre-board yachts was determined to be a boat which uses an adjustable board-plate, or other device to increase or vary the area of its lateral plane. It was also decided that the number of professional sailors to be employed during a race of boats thirty-five or under shall not exceed two.