The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Mar 1907

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p.1 Masters and Mates - Ottawa, March 21st - The special committee on Mr. Lancaster's bill respecting certificates for masters and mates, which proposed to eliminate from the law as at present the right of American mariners on the Great Lakes to obtain certificates after they have been domiciled in Canada for three years, decided to report the measure to the house, after making one or two verbal changes in the measure. The committee added a clause to the report, stating that in sending the bill to the house the members of the committee were not committed thereby to the principle of the measure.


Have sold several Gasoline Engines. One 7 H.P. two cylinder engine to Wm. Horne for use on the Cape Vincent-Wolfe Island Ferry. One 3 H.P. engine and boat to Mr. Read of this city. The following engines are being built for Kingston parties: 4 3 cylinder engines 10 H.P. each; 3 2 cylinder engines, 7 H.P. each; 10 single cylinder Engines, 3 H.P. Above parties are building their own boats.

The Company has engaged the services of an expert to install their engines in boats and to instruct customers in way of handling same. Each and every engine is fully guaranteed.


Hard On The Divers.

A diver's work under the ice is anything but pleasant. The other day one of the divers engaged at the asylum suction pipe, which rolled off the ice and sank before it was completed, went down to the bottom to make the connections. It was so dark that he could see nothing, and lost his way. He signalled to be drawn up, and when he reached the ice he was very sick. Sunlight, unimpeded by ice, is necessary for the best work by divers. A diver at work sixty feet below the surface of water covered with a foot or two of ice cannot work very well without an electric lamp.

Received His Appointment - M.J. Walsh of this city received his appointment as purser on one of the R. & O. boats for the season of 1907. Marty has been in the employment of the Richelieu people for a number of years, and expects to leave for Montreal in a few days.

March 22, 1907


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Mar 1907