The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1908

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p.2 Day's Episodes - The engineer and fireman on the steamer Ames, now in Richardsons's slip, have arrived to look after some necessary work on the vessel.


The Commanding Officers.

The following list of officers has been given out by the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company for the coming season:

St. Lawrence - Captain, C.H. Kendall; chief engineer, Barney Farrell.

New Island Wanderer - Captain, W.C. Hudson; chief engineer, John A. Cook.

Islander - Captain, John Bertrand; chief engineer, Nicholas Larson.

Ramona - Captain, E.M. Charlebois; chief engineer, J.C. O'Brien.

America - Captain, R.H. Carnegie; chief engineer, Michael Tetro.

Pierrepont - Captain, James F. Allan.

No appointments have yet been made for the Ottawa or Jessie Bain.

p.8 Fitting Out Steamers - The business of fitting out the steamers Kingston, Toronto and Rapids King, of the R. & O. line, has commenced in earnest. Engineers, firemen and deckhands are getting the vessels in shape for a big business this summer. James Conlon will be chief engineer on the Kingston, engineer Milne having resigned. Mr. Hazlett will succeed Mr. Conlon to the chief's position on the Toronto. Capt. Harry Esford will again command the Kingston, and Capt. W. Booth the Toronto.

Car Ferry's Big Business - Cobourg, March 11th - The big car ferry Ontario No. 1 has made between sixty and seventy trips between Cobourg and Charlotte, port of Rochester, since going into commission, carrying a cargo of 1,500 tons at every trip. It is stated that the duty paid at the custom house here up to the middle of January amounted to something over $40,000.

Marine Notes - Messrs. T.G. Bishop, J.W. Taylor, R. Taylor, W. Newbold and H. McClymont, engineers for the M.T. company, are looking after the fitting out of the company's vessels. Three of the steamers are at Collingwood.

Capt. Muller, of Toronto, arrived in the city today, to make an inspection of the vessels, on behalf of the underwriters.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1908