The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1909

Full Text


Will Release The Ship.

Sarnia, Dec. 22nd - Capt. Reid says if the steamer Wissahickon, ashore on Outer Duck Island, can be released before the heavy seas get in their work (words unreadable) will be only nominal. C.H. Sinclair, representing the underwriters, says the Wissahickon lies in fourteen feet of water. The Anchor line officials say immediate steps will be taken to release the vessel. The damage to the boat's upper works is nothing, that below the water line could not be ascertained as Capt. Reid did not have a diver along. The engineer of the Wissahickon expresses fear for the boat's engines, which were left pumping when the crew abandoned the boat last Friday.



The remainder of the crew of the steamer Marshall left for home yesterday.

The members of the crew of the steamer Seguin were paid off yesterday and left for their home.

It is expected that the outside repair work on the steamer Keywest will be completed by the middle of next week.



A circular signed by E.J. Chamberlain, vice-president and general manager of the Grand Trunk Railway, has just been issued, appointing Capt. C.H. Nicholson, manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific steamship lines on the Pacific coast with headquarters at Vancouver, B.C. He will have supervision of all matters pertaining to marine and steamship business for the company and the Pacific coast, the operation and maintenance of steamers, docks, etc., with such other duties as may be assigned to him from time to time.

Capt. C.H. Henderson was born at Belleville, Ont. He entered the steamboat business in 1881 as cabin boy on the old steamer Magnet of the Richelieu and Ontario line. In 1882 he secured the position of purser on the steamer Hero, operated by the late C.F. Gildersleeve on the Bay of Quinte and River St. Lawrence, which position he occupied for three years, when he was promoted to the captaincy of that steamer and served as captain of the steamers Hero, Hastings, Norseman, and North King on Lake Ontario and River St. Lawrence, covering a period from 1885 to 1893. During this period he undertook a college course during the winters, taking one year at Queen's university, Kingston, and completing his course at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.

When C.F. Gildersleeve organized the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, Capt. Nicholson was appointed general passenger and freight agent, and later was appointed as representative of that company in the United States with headquarters at Rochester up to the year 1902, which service was terminated to accept the position of general manager of transportation of the Muskoka Lakes Navigation company in the spring of the year 1903. This position he resigned in 1904 to accept the position of traffic manager of the Northern Navigation company of Ontario, Limited, having charge of traffic and operation of the Lake Superior division with headquarters at Sarnia.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Publication:
22 Dec 1909
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
Creative Commons licence:
pd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Dec 1909