The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jan 1910

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - Work is progressing favorably at the new wharf for the Donnelly Salvage company at the foot of West street.

Differences In Wages.

A prominent marine man says that on some large steamers there's a big difference between the salaries of captains and engineers. He knows of two big freighters that pass this port whose captains receive far more pay than the engineers. On one of these freighters the captain gets $150 a month and the engineer $90. On another the captain receives $200 a month and the engineer $100.


Boiler For Steamer Ottawa.

The new boiler and smokestack for the steamer Ottawa, of the Thousand Island Steamboat company, has arrived from Oswego where it was built. The Ottawa is being thoroughly rebuilt in Davis' dry dock, and will be ready for the Thousand Island route before the first of May. It will take the place of the old steamer which was destroyed by fire last autumn. The Ottawa will be a faster and larger boat than the Islander. The new boiler to be put in her will result in making the Ottawa good and speedy.

Jan. 25, 1910

p.2 Unloading of Grain - Things have been moving at Richardsons' elevator the past few days. Yesterday the work of unloading the cargo of grain off the steamer Seguin was finished, and it was expected that the steamer Nevada would be unloaded today.

Jan. 26, 1910


Undergoing Repairs.

It is during the winter that the vessels are given the most thorough overhauling, and it is surprising the amount of work that has to be done. The average citizen has no idea whatever the amount of work that has to be carried on. On some of the big vessels, there is nothing but work, and it is carried on through the entire winter.

Around the local harbor, everything is very busy along this line. Steamers, schooners, tugs and sloops are being inspected and the needed repairs carried out.

With the Thousand Island Steamboat company men are continually at work getting the fleet ready for the summer, and at the big yards of the Montreal Transportation company there is the same story to tell. Some people have an idea that a vessel is laid up late in the fall and that no more work is required until the opening of navigation. But not so. There is work on every boat, and if it is neglected, there is sure to be trouble on the first or second trip after navigation is open.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jan 1910