The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Mar 1906

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p.1 Shifting Winds - Amherstburg, March 23rd - Lake Erie ice driven into Detroit river; both steamers of Detroit & Cleveland Navigation company still held at Cleveland.

p.2 May Increase Wages - It is rumored that the men who sail on the schooner fleet will ask this season for an increase of wages. Representatives of the sailors' union have succeeded in obtaining the cooperation of the lake sailors to join their organization. The Canadian points most interested are St. Catharines, Port Dalhousie, Hamilton, Toronto and Kingston.



[Ottawa Citizen]

The annual meeting of the Dominion Marine Association is in progress. President Cuttle presided and there was a large attendance of delegates from Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, Fort William, Quebec, Halifax, St. John, N.B., Cornwall and Ottawa. A report of last year's business, showing that the association had done good work, was presented by Francis King, secretary.

Deputations were formed to wait on Hon. H.R. Emmerson and Hon. L.P. Brodeur to ask that the repairs on the Cornwall canal be rushed, in order that the water may be let in in time for the opening of navigation. It was decided to ask for more new lights and buoys on the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes and a deputation, headed by Mayor Riddell, of St. Catharines, asking that the gas pipes be retained in the Welland canal, which is to be lighted in future with electricity, was appointed. This was requested because of the fact that the entire canal would be in total darkness if anything went wrong with the electric apparatus. It was also decided to interview Hon. Mr. Brodeur on this matter.



A List of the Recent Appointments.

Following is a list of captains and engineers on Canadian freight and passenger steamers:

Niagara Navigation Co. - steamer Cayuga, Commodore McGiffin; steamer Corona, Capt. Clapp; steamer Chippewa, Capt. Solmes; steamer Chicora, Capt. Smith.

Hamilton Steamboat Co. - steamer Macassa, Capt. Robert Cooney; steamer Modjeska, Capt. Patrick Walsh.

Niagara, St. Catharines & Toronto Co. - steamer Lakeside, Capt. Wigle; steamer Garden City, Capt. Enright.

Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. - steamer Kingston, Capt. Esford; steamer Toronto, Capt. Booth.

Merchants Line, Montreal, G.E. Jacques & Co., managers, Toronto and Montreal - steamer City of Montreal, Capt. Arthur Lefebvre; Fred Hamelin, engineer; steamer Cuba, Capt. Munpetite; Joseph Belanger, engineer; steamer Bickerdike, Capt. Joseph McMaugh; Eugene Hamelin, engineer.

St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam Navigation Co., Toronto, H. Hagerty, manager - steamer W.D. Matthews, Capt. James Ewart; E.J. O'Dell, engineer; steamer Iroquois, Capt. W.H. Wright; W. Harwood, engineer; steamer Algonquin, Capt. John Williams; J.W. Taylor, engineer; steamer Rosedale, Capt. Peter J. Shaw; James Findlay, engineer.

J.B. Miller, Toronto - steamer Sequin, Capt. James Nilsen; Charles Robertson, engineer.

R.O. & A.B. McKay, Hamilton - steamer Neepawah, Capt. O. Patenaude; Andrew Leitch, engineer; steamer Wahcondah, Capt. H. Zealand; James Waller, engineer; steamer Strathcona, Capt. J. Irving; William Harman, engineer; steamer Donnacona, Capt. J.W. Mawdesley; J.S. Duguid, engineer; steamer Gohkie, Capt. H.N. McMaster; H.A. Deronin, engineer; steamer P. Marquette No. 2, Capt. John Malcomson; Robert Muckie, engineer.

Northern Navigation Co., of Ontario, Ltd., Collingwood, C.A. Macdonald, manager - steamer Huronic, Capt. R.D. Foote; R. Brisbin, engineer; steamer Monarch, Capt. E. Roberts; Samuel Beatty, engineer; steamer Saronic, Capt. A.L. Campbell, Hugh Myler, engineer; steamer Majestic, Capt. G.H. Playter; William Whipps, engineer; steamer Germanic, Capt. W.G. Cox; Joseph Asten, engineer; steamer City of Midland, Capt. A.M. Wright; Stephen Burgess, engineer; steamer Brittanic, Isaac Body, engineer; Steamer City of Toronto, Capt. Paul Dusome; John T. Myler, engineer.

Thomas Marks & Co., Port Arthur - steamer Neebing, Capt. J. Ewart; A.F. Foote, engineer.

Sylvester Bros., Toronto - schooner St. Louis, Capt. George Williamson.

Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, Kingston - steamer North King, Capt. John Jarrell; George Boyd, engineer; steamer Caspian, Capt. William Bloomfield; O.J. Hickey, engineer; steamer Aletha, Capt. John A. Roys.

Central Canada Coal company, limited, Brockville - steamer Samuel Marshall, Capt. Henry Russell; H.I. Gerow, engineer.

Midland Navigation company, Midland - steamer Midland King, Capt. W.H. Featherstonhaugh; Edward Abbey, engineer; steamer Midland Queen, Capt. Frank Burke; George A. Smith, engineer.

Midland Towing and Wrecking company, Midland - steamer Traveller, Capt. J. Tyndall; Frank Goodwin, engineer; steamer Magnolia, Capt. J. Clark; John Doran, engineer; steamer Metamora, Capt. Edward Burke; Frederick Chester, engineer; steamer Minitaga, Capt. George Kinnel; John Kinnel, engineer; steamer Menodora, Capt. Charles Gould; Arthur Buff, engineer.

J.R. Fairgrieve & Co., Hamilton - steamer Arabian, Capt. Robert McMaugh; W. Cunningham, engineer.

Canada Atlantic Transportation company, Montreal, W.H. Smith, manager - steamer George N. Orr, Capt. William Baxter; H.H. Evans, engineer; steamer Arthur Orr, Capt. H. Jaenke; John Murnan, engineer; steamer Kearsarge, Capt. John McNeil; A.A. Manion, engineer; steamer Ottawa, Capt. Alexander Birnie; William Paus, engineer.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Mar 1906