The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Feb 1906

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Feb. 17, 1906

p.7 To Extend Pier - yacht club discusses improvements.

Feb. 19, 1906

p.1 Ferry Service Abandoned - Sarnia, Feb. 19th - The Pere Marquette company has abandoned its car ferry service between Port Huron and Sarnia. The boat has been unable to break through the ice, and rather than continue the expensive mode of operation with the assistance of tugs, the service was discontinued, and through freight will be sent by way of Detroit and Windsor, until weather conditions improve.

p.2 Youths In Police Court - were using cabin of one of the M.T. company's barges to play cards in.

p.8 To Issue Bonds - Montreal, Feb. 19th - At a meeting of the shareholders of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company, today, the directors were authorized to apply to Parliament for power to issue $1,000,000 additional bonds. When these bonds are issued, the bulk of the money will go into new steamers. The old board of directors was re-elected.

Feb. 20, 1906

p.1 Steamer Arabia Sold - Ogdensburg, Feb. 20th - Capt. W.J. Stitt left yesterday for Detroit to make the transfer of the steamer Arabia to the Merchants' Line of Montreal. The steamer will ply between Montreal and Lake Superior ports in the grain and package freight business. The Arabia is a steel boat of full canal size and is well adapted for the trade. The boat is American register now, but will be changed to Canadian.

p.8 Appointed British Surveyor - Capt. Thomas Donnelly has been appointed surveyor for all Canada of the British corporation of registry of shipbuilding (Glasgow). This is the corporation in which the steamships Fairmount, Westmount and other large Canadian steel vessels are classed.

Capt. Donnelly leaves early tomorrow morning for Collingwood to conduct a survey of the steamer Strathcona in dock there.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Feb 1906