The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1905

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p.2 A Barge Sold - The steambarge Orion, formerly owned by Kingstonians, was sold at Quebec by auction by virtue of a commission of appraisement, and purchased by John S. Thorn, Quebec, for $7,150. The barge is valued at $12,000.

Day's Episodes - The M.T. company barge Valencia is on the marine railway for the winter.

Dec. 23, 1905

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Navajo went to Conway today to load grain for Richardsons' elevator. She is expected back tonight.

p.5 Marine Engineers' Meeting - At a meeting of the Marine Engineers of the N.A. and M.E., the following officers were elected: President, S.J. Hickey; first vice-president, C. McSorley; second vice-president, W. Spencer; secretary, J. Gillie; treasurer, J. Evans; conductor, W. Hazlett; doorkeeper, J. Williams. There was a large attendance of members.

p.6 To Stay On School Board - Capt. Thomas Donnelly has just returned from Milwaukee where he had a survey on the steel steamer L.C. Smith, damaged in a collision. The captain says he intends staying on the Board of Education, to which he was nominated in Victoria ward, and therefore is not a candidate for alderman.

p.10 To Raise Boats - Detroit, Dec. 22nd - In spite of the Wentworth County United Empire Loyalists' action and of the enquiry started by the Dominion public works department, Clarence M. Burton, of this city, expects to get possession of the three little gunboats, which bore the British flag in the war of 1812, and which now lie at the bottom of the Thames river, near Chatham. Mr. Burton wants to raise the boats and bring them to Detroit to be presented to the city and kept in Belle Isle park. He says the Canadian secretary of state told him that Canada had no claim upon the boats. It will cost about $2,000 to raise and bring the boats to Detroit.

Dec. 25, 1905

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1905