CLASSIFICATION OF VESSELS.
Detroit, Jan. 21st - The Great Lakes Protective Association has concluded its second annual meeting here. As a step towards a possible readjustment of rates, on a more equitable basis, Alexander A. Wright, of Toronto, president of the Dominion Marine Association, suggested that the vessels on the great lakes be classified after the Lloyd's plan, and insurance rates fixed according to class. No immediate action was taken.
The Lake Carriers' Association also met here, and Mr. Wright appealed to them for a more rapid enforcement of the law against masters and owners as a means of lessening the number of marine accidents.
The machinery of the steamer Bothnia is to be taken out this winter and the vessel will be made into a tow barge by the M.T. Company.
In speaking of the difference between the salaries of the captain and the engineer of the steamer Wolfe Islander, the latter having the higher salary, a marine man stated today that on the lake and river steamer the captain receives from twenty to twenty-five per cent more salary, as his responsibility is much higher.
Steamer Unloading Grain.
The steamer Seguin, which was the last steamer to arrive at Richardsons' elevator, this last season, is now being unloaded of her cargo of grain. The grain was allowed to remain in the vessel at the time she arrived in port, as the elevator, at that time, was filled.
Ice Yacht Races - should be organized; there are many at Gananoque, R.M.C. and Cape Vincent that would compete.
Jan. 22, 1910