The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Mar 1907

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James A. Cuttle, manager of the Montreal Transportation company, has returned from England, says the Montreal Witness. During his stay on the other side he succeeded in purchasing two large, up-to-date boats to be used on the upper lakes. They have been christened the Glenmount and the Stormount. They will be 225 feet long and 44 feet beam, and will have a carrying capacity of 3,000 tons. They will arrive at Montreal on May 1st and May 15th respectively. The Glenmount will be brought across by Captain Muir, and the Stormount by Captain Fraser. They will immediately go to Fort William and will ply between Fort William and Sydney, C.B.

Around The Harbor.

Capt. Barnhardt, of the schooner Voges, is in the city today securing a new mast for the vessel, which is now at Gananoque.

The mild weather of the past few days has made the captains of the different vessels think about the opening of navigation, and to make another inspection of their vessels. The work of repairing continues.

The new steamer Rapids King, of the R. & O. line, is nearing completion, and will be ready for the opening of navigation. The steamer Belleville is booked to make the first trip to Montreal, on April 29th.

This morning work was commenced on alterations to the schooner Robert McDonald. A new boiler and engine will be put into the vessel, and she will be fitted out as a steamer. Some light repairs are being made to the schooner Metzner.


Following are the Ogdensburg Coal and Towing company's fleet appointments for the season of 1907:

Steamer Nicaragua - Captain James Owens.

Steamer Avon - Captain George P. Clifford.

Tug George D. Seymour - Captain P.J. McGrath.

Tug Myra - Captain James Martin.

Barge Henry Witbeck - Captain Justin Mallett, Sr.

Barge Isaac Stephenson - Captain Justin Mallet, Jr.

Barge Hoboken - Captain Adalor Demars.

Barge James Buckley - Captain Aldrick Derocher.

Barge H.B. - Captain Alfred Lalonde.

Barge Ireland - Captain Hector Latour.

Chief engineer of steamer Nicaragua - Freeman Axtell.

Chief engineer of steamer Avon - G.D. Costello.

Chief engineer of the tug George D. Seymour - Thomas O'Neil.

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Alexandria will dock at Folger's this season, instead of at Craig's wharf.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Mar 1907