The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1909

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Edwin E. Horsey, general manager of the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Navigation company, has been connected with that steamboat company for the past sixteen years, and has filled every position in its gift, having risen from clerk and purser to general manager. Mr. Horsey became purser of the old steamer Hero in 1893, and continued as such until that popular steamboat was burned in 1901. During the seasons of no navigation in those eight years he was clerk in the company's office. In 1901 he was appointed assistant general passenger and freight agent, and in 1902 succeeded to the position of general manager and freight agent. In 1904 he became traffic manager, and retained that position until 1906, when he was appointed general manager, on the decease of Charles F. Gildersleeve, the organizer and head of the company. Mr. Horsey is a popular steamboat official and has enlarged the company's business materially.



To Kingston This Season Than Since 1884.

The year 1909 will rank as the smallest grain year Kingston elevators have had since 1884, which was the smallest year on record, according to the Dominion canal records. The year 1908 saw the greatest amount of grain ever shipped to Kingston, about 15,000,000 bushels being reported to the local government canal agent. In 1907, there were over 13,000,000 bushels of grain received here. This year, however, is akin to the Ancient Egyptian famine period, so far as grain recipes here are concerned. Only about one-quarter of last year's figure has so far been received here. There will be some cargoes throughout the fall, but it is doubtful if more than one-third of last year's elevator business will be done by the grain forwarders here.

Marine Notes.

The tug Mary P. Hall will leave the dry dock today.

The steamer Sowards arrived at the asylum, with coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Richardsons', loading feldspar for Charlotte.

The steambarge Westport is discharging part of her cargo of wood at Portsmouth.

The tug Bartlett arrived from Montreal, with three barges, and cleared for Oswego, with one barge.

The tug Frances is in the government dry dock. The steamer Advance will be the next to go in the dock.

Swift's: steamer Dundurn down Wednesday night; steamer North King down and up today; steamer Stranger for Gananoque; schooner Keewatin cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Glengarry, which was sunk last Saturday morning in the Lachine canal, as the result of colliding with a concrete island, is still at the bottom, but all of her grain has been pumped out, and now on the way to Richardsons' elevator at Kingston. The cargo was valued at about $20,000, and in its present condition, will be worth about 25 per cent of its original value. An effort will be made to raise the Glengarry, and the marine department will be asked to investigate the accident.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1909