The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1908

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March 30, 1908

p.2 Marinemen Arrive - The crew of the steamer Horne and that of the steamer Rosedale arrived in the city today. The Rosedale is booked to leave in another week, if possible, to load coal at Oswego for Toronto. It is fully expected that navigation will be open in another week.

p.5 Navigation Opened - Detroit, March 30th - steamer City of Detroit to leave on Wednesday for Cleveland.

March 31, 1908



All the vessels are receiving their spring cleaning to put them in shape for the heavy summer work. The large iron freight carriers, that travel the great lakes from Montreal to Fort William, require a great deal of work on them before they are ready to pull out on their first trip, especially those that carry package freight. Those carrying ore and coal do not require quite so much finishing up. The passenger boats are all being scrubbed and painted inside and outside, and even the owners of small craft can be seen busy around their boathouses, scraping and painting away, so as to be the first to put a launch in the water. This work on all these steamers requires a lot of men. Of course, the crews of the steamers are here, but more are needed.

Seamen's Dispute.

Some time ago the Lake Seamen's Union asked asked the appointment of a board of conciliation under the Lemieux act to look into matters in dispute between the sailors and their employers. The Dominion Marine Association was asked to name a representative to the board. It has notified the department of labor that it will not do so. The man will therefore be named to act on the board for them by the minister of labor.

Marine Notes.

James Brennan, engineer, Kingsville, arrived in the city today, to take charge of the government tug Trudeau.

Capt. Walter Collins has left for Port Dalhousie to go on the steamer Dundurn.

The schooner Clara is looking "fine and dandy," after receiving a fine coat of paint. The steamer Iroquois is also in fine shape, having been painted.

Capt. Moller, Toronto, examiner for the masters and mates, is in the city.

Capt. James Poole, of the government dredge Sir Richard, has left on a business trip to Ottawa.

The Lease Expires - The boat building property at the foot of Simcoe street, on which the Kingston Boating company held a five-year lease, passes into the hands of the Kingston yacht club association tomorrow. This association purchased all the Cameron property two years ago, but had to wait on the above mentioned portion till the lease expired. No repairs or additions will be made until next year, as the yacht club association has laid out all the money it can afford to expend this year.

p.5 The Lights Are Lit - The Port Dalhousie lighthouses were both lighted last night, for the first time this season, and will be kept lighted nightly from now on until the close of navigation.

Renew The License - Windsor, March 31st - The dominion government has decided to accept the recommendation of the Windsor city council regarding the ferry franchise and the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry company's license will be extended for five years at least, with some minor changes, one of those of introduction of strip tickets to which the company consented, and the other has to do with the frontage.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Mar 1908