The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1906

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p.2 Attending Engineers Meeting - Thomas J.S. Milne, past grand president of the N.A.M.E., and secretary of the local council; Alexander Milne, past president of the local council and James Gillie, are, this week, in attendance as delegates at the meeting of the National Association of Marine Engineers, at Point Levis, Que. It will be in session all week.

The Yacht Club - A special meeting of the Kingston Yacht Club was held, last evening, to authorize the acquiring of new club premises. There was a large attendance of members. Reports showed that it would cost close to $10,000 to finance the new project, i.e., remove to the Robinson property at the west end of Macdonald Park. The building of a pier would cost at least $3,500. The old proposition to buy the premises on which the clubhouse now stands, which premises include the boat building yard and shops and also three stone dwellings, was revived, and a few members thought that after all this was the best thing to do. A year ago these premises could not be got for less than $20,000. Now it is thought that $15,000 might buy them. At least $4,000 would have to be spent on a pier and additions to the clubhouse. It was decided to wait another week before taking final action. The likelihood is, however, that the club will decide to move.



Large Vessels May Be Dry Docked at Ogdensburg.

Ogdensburg, Jan. 31st - Engineers of the Milwaukee Dry Dock construction company have furnised plans to the local marine men interested in the St. Lawrence Marine Railway for remodelling the shipyard plant so that boats of 2,000 tonnage may be hauled out of the water and repaired. Tugs and boats of small carrying capacity have been handled at the shipyard for several years, but all boats of Welland canal size have had to be taken to Buffalo, Kingston or Montreal when in need of repairs below the waterline.

The proposition to build a dry dock here has been discussed for two years, but action has been deferred on account of the large investment required. Action on the plans submitted will be taken this week, and members of the company say there is every likelihood of bids called for and the work commenced within a month. A dry dock in this city means steady employment to a large force of shipwrights and caulkers.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1906