The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1909

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p.5 Most Of The Cargoes - tonnage figures on grain and ore going through the Canadian canal at Soo.



Chosen By Transportation Association.

A Toronto despatch says: Fifteen representatives of Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Navigation & Improvement Association met in the city hall this morning, and organized. The municipalities represented at the meeting were Hamilton, Kingston, St. Catharines, Prescott, Thorold and Belleville.

H.W. Richardson, of Kingston, was elected president. The vice-presidents elected were: H.C. Champ, Hamilton; Thomas Conlon, Thorold and Ald. T.L. Church, Toronto. Joseph E. Thomson, Toronto, commissioner of industries, was chosen secretary.

It was decided to seek an interview with the dominion government for the purpose of urging the deepening of the Welland canal. Circulars will be sent to all municipalities, boards of trade and other bodies interested in the project.


The steamers Arabian and Neepawah passed down yesterday.

The steamer Stranger had a good crowd from Gananoque on Wednesday.

The steamer Caspian is making only one trip a week now down the river, coming on Sunday.

M.T. Co.: The tug Mary cleared for Cape Vincent and will tow a couple of barges down the river; the steamer Fairmount will arrive tonight from Montreal, and clear for Duluth, with barge Ungava in tow.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Sep 1909