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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1909

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p.1 City Council - Request For Grants - Edwin E. Horsey, general manager of the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, wrote council, asking for a grant of $250 to assist in meeting its wharfage expenses at Kingston, or for advertising purposes. At its last meeting the council gave a grant of $100 to the Wolfe Island council to defray the ferry steamer's wharfage expenses. Mr. Horsey points out that if a non-resident company is to be so recognized, a corporation expending its money in the city and paying taxes, can consistently be considered. His company spends $12,000 in Kingston getting supplies, $15,000 in wages, $14,000 last winter in repairs, and $2,500 in advertising.

A similar request for a grant of $250 came from H.S. Folger, president of the Thousand Island Steamboat company. Mr. Folger pointed out that his company has issued an eighty page folder, advertising Kingston, and circulated 20,000 copies.

The council, by granting $100 to the Wolfe Island ferry, has got itself into a nice mess, for the claims of the two above named companies are well founded.

Harbor Derelicts.

William McCammon, harbormaster, reported that the following is a list of the derelicts in the harbor below the bridge: Pinflat Adele, owned by Adolphe Lomer, Montreal; two sunken hulls of steamboats, owned by St Lawrence Steamboat company; four barges, owned by Montreal Transportation company.

Ald. Chown moved, seconded by Ald. Rigney, that the harbormaster notify the owners to have the hulks removed forthwith, and that if they do not comply at once, that he take legal proceedings against them, under direction of the city solicitor. The motion was adopted.

Ald. Elliot (Elliott ?) brought up the question of the remnants of the old spile wharf below the bridge. He pointed out that it was decidedly dangerous in its present condition to small boats. Ald. Rigney pointed out that the council could scarcely act in a matter of this kind, until complaint had been formally made.

p.2 The repairs on the steamers Dunelm and Kinmount, on the Collingwood dry-dock, were quite extensive jobs. Between twenty and thirty plates had to be removed or renewed on the Dunelm and twenty-two on the Kinmount.

Incidents of the Day - The Visgers will again run the steamer Castanet this year and are now busy at Shipman's Point in fitting out the boat, which was auctioned off last fall to Mr. Visger's brother-in-law.


The steamer Ames passed down on her way to Montreal yesterday.

The steamer Aletha was at Swift's today on her regular trip from bay ports.

The new steamer Jesca is at Davis' dry dock undergoing some slight repairs.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's last night, on her way to Montreal.

The schooner Cornelia will clear today for Oswego after unloading coal at Swift's.

The steamer Canadian is on her way from Fort William to Richardsons' elevator with grain.

The barge Nadine, which was loaded with grain at Richardsons', cleared for Montreal last night.

The steamer Dunning Maud was in port yesterday. She will be engaged this summer in carrying coal between Erie and Montreal.

Daily Standard, May 11, 1909

p.2 The City Council - (part)

Derelicts In The Harbor.

William McCammon, harbor master, presented a report showing that the following derelicts were in the harbor lying below the bridge:

Pin Flat Adele, owner Adolphe Homer, Montreal.

Two sunken hulls of steamboats, owner St Lawrence Steamboat Company.

Four barges, owned by the Montreal Transportation Company.

The following resolution was then carried on motion of Ald. Chown and Elliott:

That William McCammon, Harbor Master, is hereby instructed to notify all owners of all vessels or parts of vessels which are sunken in the harbor to remove the same forthwith, and that if they are not removed after notice has been given he is to take legal proceedings against said owners.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 May 1909