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

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p.2 The Board of Trade - ....On motion of Dr. Ryan, seconded by Major Carruthers, the board decided to tender William Lesslie some kind of testimonial in recognition of his success in the arduous undertaking of floating the steamship Bavarian. The form of the recognition was left in the hands of the president, the secretary and the treasurer, who will report their recommendation at the board's meeting next week. Dr. Ryan spoke of Mr. Lesslie's great accomplishment, and of the honor he had brought to his native City of Kingston, whose citizens were justly proud of him.


The steamer Neebing has cleared for Fort William.

The schooner Pilot has left for Glenora with wheat.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Sodus today.

The steamer Ames will arrive at Richardsons' today, from Chicago, with corn.

The schooner W.J. Suffel is loading feldspar for Charlotte. She will return with coal.

M.T. company: tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The steamer City of New York arrived at Richardsons' today, to load barley and oats for Quebec. She has been engaged carrying coal to bay ports.

Swift's: steamer Belleville up today; steamer Aletha up and down the bay; steamer Dundurn down last night; steamer Edmonton cleared last night for Fort William with hay, consigned to Foley Bros.


Are The Men At Kingston Foundry.

A Whig representative was shown through the various shops which constitute the Kingston Foundry today. The men all seem in the best of spirits over the prospects of steady work for nearly a year to come.

The new boat for the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Navigation company has received a start. She is to be a modern screw steamer, 125 feet long, and will be built entirely at the Kingston Foundry. The boilers and engine have been begun, and the steel frame will be started immediately.

This is usually the dull season at the foundry, but this season the owners contemplate putting on larger gangs as they are so busy. In two weeks' time there will be five small steamers on the ways for a thorough overhauling, and contracts have been placed for an exceptionally large number of gasoline engines, ranging from one and one-half to fifteen horse power.

A large out-of-town contract is being attended to by the proprietors, Selby & Youlden, at Hawkesbury, Ont., where a large number of boilers in the paper mills are being overhauled and replaced.

The most important contract undertaken for some time is the building of an entire steamer with a steel frame. This sort of contract has seldom been given to a Kingston firm in previous years, but if the present contract is a success more of this kind of work will be done here in future.

What Rumor Says - It has been estimated that the cost of raising the steamer Bavarian will be in the vicinity of $40,000. The vessel was built nine years ago and cost $700,000. If the vessel is sold at Quebec the wreckers get one-third of the price received. It is reported that Capt. Lesslie receives a large bonus from the sum total after the promoters have been paid for their outlay.

p.8 Gave the Captain A Present - Capt. J.P. Stevenson, of Avonmore, Ont., of R. & O. steamer Belleville, presented with gramophone by crew.

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