The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1907

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The schooner Metzner is unloading canned goods at Brockville.

The sloop Granger arrived from bay ports with barley for Fisher's brewery.

The government dredge Sir Richard will arrive in Kingston tonight, from Prescott, and will be laid up here for the season.

The steambarge Robert McDonald cleared for Prescott Saturday morning with grain.

The steamer Glengarry arrived light from Quebec, and cleared for Oswego to load coal for Swift's.

The government tug Scout is expected to visit this district in the course of a few days to remove the buoys.

The steamer Aletha arrived today from bay points on her last trip of the season. She will return with her passengers today and will lay up at Belleville.

The big steel steamer Dan. R. Hanna arrived in Buffalo with 403,000 bushels of flaxseed, the largest cargo ever brought down the lakes. The Hanna loaded it at Superior. The weight of flaxseed is estimated at sixty pounds to the bushel. This cargo beats the record established by the steamer William B. Kerr, of North Tonawanda, by 100 bushels.



The Masters' and Mates' Association promises to be anything but a mutual admiration society, or to spend afternoons merely over checkers, dominoes and cribbage. As outlined last week, the lectures have commenced, and will be continued. The membership is about ninety. Many who had allowed their membership to lapse are rejoining and it is expected it will reach the century mark by New Years.

In addition to the gentlemen mentioned last week, as coachers for the class preparing for masters' certificates are Capt. Luther Donnelly, Capt. J.H. Scott and Capt. Hurley. With such a staff of instructors, the class ought to be a record one. Most of the lectures will be in the afternoons this winter, when the visitors are not so numerous. Although visitors are always welcome, still there is a limit to the size of the hall.

A telephone will likely be installed, and all the daily papers and magazines will be on file next week.

Captain Luther Donnelly, yesterday, called attention to the fact of a number of men who held responsible positions on large vessels the past summer, did not hold qualifying certificates and spoke warmly on the subject. The attention of the customs authorities will be called to deal summarily with any breaches of this important marine regulation in the future.

The first business meeting is called for Tuesday next, at 2 p.m., when the master, Capt. John Doyle, is expected to be "on deck" again.

At the first meeting this fall, letters of condolence were ordered to be sent to Capt. Joseph Murray and Capt. James Murray, concerning their recent bereavements, and a picture of the late secretary, Vincent Murray, was ordered to be draped in black for three months, and hung over his chair.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Nov 1907