The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1907

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Another Big Vessel.

Port Arthur, Dec. 10th - With the opening of navigation in 1908, the Northern Navigation company will put into commission a new monster passenger vessel of the same type and dimensions as the Huronic. The announcement was made by C.H. Nicholson, the general traffic manager, of Sarnia.

Mr. Nicholson is in the city this week, on his annual "closing up" visit.

"The Northern Navigation company's 1907 business was the heaviest on record," said Mr. Nicholson. "The year 1906 established what we considered the best yet, but this season's business will exceed the 1906 record by a wide margin."

Mr. Nicholson remarked that the success of the Sunday night Duluth trips on the Huronic contributed greatly to the season's splendid record.

Concerning the new boat, which it is hoped to place on the upper lakes run in 1908, Mr. Nicholson said it would be in every way the equal of the Huronic as to speed, conveniences and equipment. She would also make the Duluth trip once a week. The plans of the Huronic's sister ship are now under consideration.

p.4 Wolfe Island, Dec. 2nd - Moved, Flynn-Keyes, and resolved that these steamboat accounts be paid: C. Cummings, one month captain, $50; R. Berry, twenty-nine days mate, $38.68; D. Pike, one day as mate, $1.32; R. Mullin, thirty days as engineer, $66.66; T. Possie, thirty days fireman, $35; T. Possie, cleaning waiting room, 2 months, $10; H.C. Hogan, thirty days deckhand, $20; R. Bustard, thirty days deckhand, $20; P. McDermott, two days deckhand, $2; Mrs. Haggarty, thirty days cook, $20; G. Keegan, thirty days purser, $30; Mrs. Rawley, washing, $3; G. Keegan, 736 meals, $88.32; Henry Wade, alcohol for compass, $1.50; G. Keegan, amount of account, $15.50; Queen City Oil company, amount of account, $1.50; James Swift & Co., coal for October, $148.56; M. McDonald, repairing gang planks, $8.25; Calvin Co. limited, amount of account, $91.25; McKelvey & Birch, amount of account, $117.97; S. Winburne, balance on wages, $15.

In Marine Circles.

Everything is practically at a standstill now, in local marine circles, the only thing troubling the marine men being the securing of suitable quarters for the vessels for the winter. Nearly all the members of the different crews have left for their homes. The crew of the steamer Advance, and part of the crew of the steamer Howe, have returned to Chicago. A few will remain for a short time longer, as the vessel will be laid up here for the winter.

The steambarge Glengarry cleared for Sodus Point today after unloading coal at Swift's.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1907