The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Mar 1905

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Officers Appointed By Various Lines.

The officers on the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Navigation company's steamers this coming season will be:

Steamer North King - Captain, J.J. Jarrell; first mate, F. Jarrell; first engineer, not appointed; second engineer, Robert Vince; purser, P.M. Anderson; clerk, H. Coon; steward, H. Vandusen.

Steamer Caspian - Captain, W. Bloomfield; first mate, George Smith; chief engineer, O.J. Hickey; second engineer, R. Bajus; purser, J.G. Dwyer; clerk, F. Conway; steward, R. Guy.

Steamer Aletha - Captain, J.A. Roys; mate, S. Newman; engineer, D. McSourley.

J. Tilton will again act as chief steward of the company.

The Folger Steamers.

The officers of the Thousand Island and St. Lawrence River Steamboat company steamers so far as appointed are:

Steamer America - Captain, James F. Allen; first officer, David Cummings; chief engineer, James Gillie; purser, G.V.S Hunter; steward, Arthur Sparham.

Steamer St. Lawrence - Captain, Milo D. Estes; first officer, Capt. G.R. Brown; chief engineer, Barney Farrell; purser, A.W. Morehouse.

Steamer New Island Wanderer - Captain, W.C. Hudson; first officer, Capt. C.L. Hudson; chief engineer, Nicholas Larson; purser, R.B. Davies.

Steamer Islander - Captain, C.H. Kendall; first officer, Capt. C.L. Kendall; purser, G.W. Johnston.

Steamer Ramona - Captain, John Bertrand; engineer, G. Noseworthy; purser, C.L. Rider.

As it is unknown what is to be done with the steamer Pierrepont, no officers for her have yet been appointed. None have been chosen for the steamer New York, which will not go into commission probably till the middle of July.

The Rideau Steamers.

The officers on the Rideau steamers will be:

Steamer Rideau Queen - Master, William Fleming; pilot, William Scott; chief engineer, Joseph Noonan; second engineer, George Shannon.

Rideau King - Master, Edward Fleming; pilot, John Fleming; chief engineer, Thomas Simmons; second engineer, W. Gerald; purser, Larry Playfair.

The M.T. Company Fleet.

The M.T. company vessels will be commanded this season by the following:

Steamers - Advance, captain, no appointment; engineer, William Spencer (Kingston); Bothnia, captain, John Doyle (Kingston); engineer, G. Hazlett (Kingston); D.G. Thomson, captain, Joseph Murray (Kingston); engineer, G. Boyd (Kingston); Emerson, captain James Murray (Kingston); engineer, G. Henderson (Kingston); Fairmount, captain, P.C. Telfer (Owen Sound); engineer, William Newbold (Kingston); Glide, no appointment; Jessie Hall, no appointment; Rosemount, captain, John Wood (Port Dalhousie); engineer, R. Taylor (Kingston); Westmount, captain, Alexander Mulligan (St. Catharines); engineer, K. Richardson (Montreal).

Lake Barges - Hamilton, captain, James Kirkwood (Kingston); Minnedosa, captain, J.S. Phillips (Kingston); Melrose, captain, R.A. Davy (Kingston); Quebec, captain, Henry Milligan (St. Catharines).

River Barges - Alberta, A. Poirer (Valleyfield); Alberta (sic), A. Monette, Jr., (Valleyfield); Augustus, H. Boyer (Montreal); Brighton, T. Hebert (Montreal); Bella, T. Daoust (Valleyfield); Cornwall, A. Samersail (Cedars, P.Q.); Cobourg, P. Lalonde (Valleyfield); Dundurn, I. Daoust (Montreal); Dorchester, A. Lavoie (Coteau Landing); Hector, A. Monette, Sr. (Valleyfield); Iowa, O. Lefebvre (Montreal); Jennie, A. Gosselin (Cascades Point); John Gaskin, E. Sicotte (Valleyfield); Kingston, A. Hebert (Montreal); Kildonan, C. LeBeuf (Valleyfield); Montreal, J. Daoust (Valleyfield); Muskoka, M. Moreau (Cedars); Nebraska, D. LaTour (Valleyfield); Regina, W. Lalonde (Kingston); Selkirk, T. Leduc (Kingston); Valencia, M. Lefebvre (Montreal); Winnipeg, N. Mallette (Cornwall).

Notes About Vessels.

L.B. Spencer's steamyacht Wherenow will again run as a passenger boat between the Thousand Island Park, Gananoque and Kingston next season.

The M.T. company steel barges Quebec and Hamilton will be used in the pulpwood trade this coming season, and will ply between the gulf and Cape Vincent.

Captain Noonan is booking a number of special excursions for the steamer Rideau Queen early in June. The steamer Rideau King begins her trips on May 22nd.

Capt. William Scott, who commanded the steamer Pierrepont last season will return to Rideau navigation this year, taking the position of pilot on the steamer Rideau Queen.

Capt. Thomas Donnelly and Capt. Booth have gone to Deseronto to examin the wreck of the schooner Dobbie, which belongs to the Donnelly Wrecking company. On the opening of navigation the vessel will be raised and her cargo of coal saved.

It was reported that the M.T. company's big steamers had all been chartered for the season, and would run between upper lake ports. Such is not the case. They have not been chartered. Their first run of the season will be to Kingston with grain.

p.4 Picton, March 24th - The Ontario and Quebec Navigation company, limited, of Picton, has been incorporated with a share capital of $50,000, B.R. & J. deC. Hepburn, provisional directors.

p.6 Wolfe Island Canal - Kingston members of the Dominion Marine Association pushing to have Wolfe Island canal re-opened.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Mar 1905