The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Feb 1908

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p.2 Ice Boating - ice boats now flitting around harbor.

Death of Capt. J.S. Quinn.

Capt. John Sarsfield Quinn, the well-known marine man, senior member of the John S. Quinn company, died at the family residence, Detroit, on Saturday afternoon last. The deceased had been in very poor health for some weeks. Capt. Quinn was born in Armagh, Ireland, sixty-eight years ago Sunday last, and when eleven years of age came to Kingston, Ont. with his parents. Forty years ago he moved to Detroit with his wife, to whom he had been wedded the year previous, and shortly after engaged in marine work, becoming one of the best known men along the great lakes. The late Capt. Quinn was a former resident of Garden Island, an expert diver, and will be remembered by the older generation of marine men in this city.

p.5 Was Launched Today - The Kingston Shipping company's new steel steamer, Prince Rupert, being built on the Clyde, Scotland, was launched today. The vessel is 256 feet over all, 43 feet beam and 22 feet deep. It will be brought here about the first of May.

p.8 Rideau Lakes Nav. Co. - At the annual meeting of the Rideau Lakes Navigation company, Charles Adams, of Toronto, was elected president and secretary-treasurer, and Daniel Noonan, Kingston, vice-president and general manager. Other directors elected were: James Swift and Capt. Edward Fleming, Kingston, and S.D. Galloway. A dividend of four per cent was declared.


Ogdensburg, Feb. 19th - Assistant Manager Douglass, of the Rutland Transit company, has announced the fleet appointments for the coming season:

Steamer Ogdensburg - T.M. Hough, captain; Hugh Goodheart, engineer.

Rutland - W.H. Plumb, captain; G. Reagan, engineer.

Burlington - W.H. Williams, captain; Robert Chestnut, engineer.

Bennington - W.S. Shay, captain; Robert Vallance, engineer.

McVittie - John Smith, captain; Samuel Fenson, engineer.

Averill - William Spence, captain; Elijah Hyatt, engineer.

Haskell - George Kinch, captain; C.P. Mosier, engineer.

James - Stanley McQueen, captain; A.E. Kline, engineer.

The Burlington and Bennington are two new steel boats recently launched at Detroit. They will be ready for service as soon as the season opens. The fleet now consists of four wooden and four steel boats, which ply regularly between Chicago and Ogdensburg. During the past year the company brought 189,053 barrels of flour, 132,897 gross tons of grain and 45,942 tons of miscellaneous freight to this port, and 64,840 gross tons of assorted cargoes were shipped to the west.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Feb 1908