The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1908

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(available on microfilm at Kingston-Frontenac Public Library, and at Queen's University - Stauffer Library)

p.1 & 2 damaged.

p.9 Wolfe Island, Dec. 31st - Reeve E. Briceland has been manager of the ferry for three years, now steps down as Reeve and manager.

Jan. 3, 1908

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The tug Frontenac is loading lumber at the Kingston & Pembroke railway wharf for Garden Island.

p.3 Increases Dividend - The directors of the Northern Navigation company met in Toronto, on Tuesday last, for the purpose of declaring the annual dividend. The statement presented by the treasurer was exceptionally good, and as a matter of fact represented the best year in the company's history, the net earnings having been equal to seventeen and one half per cent on the capital stock of $840,000. In consideration of this the directors decided to make the dividend rate one of eight per cent compared with that of last year of six per cent, and one and one half per cent bonus. It was announced at the meeting by Mr. Sheppard that he had concluded arrangements with the Grand Trunk and Grand Trunk Pacific railways for handling the lake passenger and freight traffic for these companies for the Canadian west, the term of the arrangement being for the next eleven years. It was also decided to build a new steamboat at a cost of about one half million dollars. This new boat will be built at Collingwood and when completed will be the fastest and handsomest boat on the upper lakes. H.H. Gildersleeve, a Kingstonian, is general manager of this company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jan 1908