The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Dec 1905

Full Text

p.5 Personal Mention - Capt. and Mrs. Matthews, Lakeport, returned home today after a visit with Capt. and Mrs. Shaw, of this city.

Captain Hudson is in command of the steamer New Island Wanderer today and tomorrow. Capt. Allen will be around again by Monday.

Tomorrow J.A. Goodearle will complete his service with the Thousand Island Steamboat company. On Monday he will leave for Hamilton to assume his duties as general manager of the Great Lakes and Ocean Navigation company.

Transportation Pointers - The death of Hon. R. Prefontaine was a blow to the marine interests of Canada, for no minister had taken them so much to heart, save Hon. J.I. Tarte, and none had undertaken improvements so speedily and earnestly.

A few years since, Canada had five steel grain and ore freighters, now she has thirty, while seven are being built in Canadian yards and three have been ordered in the old land.

The past season has been the most prosperous in twenty-five years, judged by returns to owners of boats. A firm with large Kingston interests had cleared 16 per cent dividend, another lake firm had made 22 per cent. But the sacrifice of life of sailors on the lakes, but 45 in 1904, was 215 this year, with heavy losses of boats and property.

The quietest business in Kingston for its volume was that of the Richardson grain firm. They received and transhipped between six million and seven million bushels of grain and no business concern was held in higher confidence over far reaches of Canada for good standing and integrity.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
29 Dec 1905
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Dec 1905