The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Feb 1906

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Steered Safely Through a Banquet.

"The Canadian Association of Masters and Mates steered the good staunch Council, No. 7, into snug harbor at the Congress Hall, out of Tuesday night's stormy blasts, and with Capt. Thomas Donnelly at the helm, J.A.S. Martin as master, and O.J. Dix, purser, all was jollity round the festive board, until after midnight."

description of banquet room, toasts, speeches, concluding with Capt. Donnelly presenting an oil painting of the ill-fated Minnedosa to the assembly. (1 1/2 columns)

p.5 Personal Mention - Capt. Andrew Dunlop left today for Montreal on business connected with his boat, the steamer Prescott.

Feb. 22, 1906

p.1 Purchased A Steamer - Windsor, Feb. 22nd - The package freight steamer Arabia has been bought by Jacques & Co., Montreal, and will be turned into a passenger steamer, to be operated as a companion to the steamer City of Montreal, running between Montreal and the upper lakes. The latter steamer was formerly the China, of the Anchor line, and was bought by the Messrs. Jacques two years ago. The Arabia was built in 1873, is 222 feet long, with a beam of 34 feet and tonnage of 1,395. Capt. Brooks, Windsor, who managed the deal, says it will make as fine a passenger steamer as there is on the lakes.

A Steamer Carried Out - Sarnia, Feb. 22nd - The mild weather and the heavy current, last evening, broke the heavy ice ham, which has seriously interfered with ferry operations between Port Huron and Sarnia. The big steel steamer Brown was torn from her fastenings at Port Huron, carried into mid stream and is now just above the middle grounds. Tugs so far have been unable to reach her.

p.8 Personal Mention - Capt. H.H. Parsons, born in Kingston thirty-two years ago, is to be one of the captains of the new trio of big 10,000 ton steel freighters built at Cleveland. He is a son of Capt. Joseph Parsons. He lives at Detroit and has been grand president of the Ship Masters' Association. He is a skilled navigator. Capt. Parsons has quite a number of relatives in Kingston, who are proud of him.

Feb. 23, 1906

p.1 To Leave Her Underwater - Sarnia, Feb. 23rd - A Holland, Mich., despatch says Capt. Thomas Reid, Sarnia, has investigated the condition of the tug Salvor, of his fleet, which was sunk at her dock three weeks ago, and has decided to leave the vessel as she is until spring, when she will be raised.

p.2 Ban On Hotel Agents - R. & O. Navigation company to ban hotel agents in future from working on boats at Cornwall; will open information offices on boats for hotel literature.

p.8 Awaiting The Deed - Yacht Club can't extend pier until the deed arrives.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Feb 1906