The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jan 1910

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p.6 News of the World - Capt. John Rutherford, of the big tug Maitland, broke all records for early (or late) navigation when he brought his vessel into Owen Sound on Tuesday morning, from Wiarton, a distance of thirty-five miles.



Ottawa, Jan. 27th - Items of great importance to the Canadian shipping trade are under discussion at the annual meeting of the Dominion Marine Association, which is being held here. The gathering is large. Resolutions are being looked over preparatory to recommending necessary changes to the Dominion government, chief among the latter is the effort to secure reciprocity between Canada and the United States in regard to the tonnage tax. The advisability of having wireless telegraph plants on each vessel on the great lakes will also come before the meeting. The selection of a grain clearing house was shown to be a move that greatly facilitated the moving of grain at the different ports, while it was also found that it is still necessary to have canals open on certain Sundays during the year. The placing of buoys in the channels of all navigable waters was advised and in connection with the latter the question of power development on such waters will be brought before the board. The annual report showed that the total tonnage now registered with the association is 153,753; of this, 118,114 comprises the steam tonnage while the barges and sailing craft aggregated 76,658. This is an increase over last year of 1,000 in the total registration.

Secretary Francis King, Kingston, and others will probably wait on several members of the cabinet regarding important marine matters, either today or Friday morning. Frank Plummer, of the Canadian Lakes Service company, Toronto, was elected president; James Playfair, Midland, first vice-president; Dennis Murphy, Ottawa, second vice-president; and Francis King, Kingston, counsel and secretary of the association for 1910.

Jan. 28, 1910

p.1 Wants Reef Removed - Sault Ste. Marie, Jan. 28th - want rivers and harbors bill to pay for survey on Watson's Reef, near Detour; two ships have already run aground there this year.

To Give Their Views - Ottawa, Jan. 28th - The following Kingston gentlemen will give their views before the marine and fisheries committee today, in regard to Dr. Edwards' bill dealing with pilotage dues. Francis King, secretary for the Dominion Marine Association, H. Richardson, H.A. Calvin, ex M.P., Sandford Calvin, of the Calvin Forwarding Co., and Messrs. Smith and Donoghue, on behalf of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company.



A number of changes will be made in regard to officers in charge of steamers of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company, next spring. Capt. E.A. Booth, of this city, who has commanded the steamer Toronto since that steamer was built, over ten years ago, will be given charge of the steamer Kingston, and Capt. Redfern, who was master of the steamer Belleville, on the Hamilton-Montreal line, is to succeed Capt. Booth on the Toronto. These are the most important changes so far announced by the management.


A meeting of the captains engaged in the coal carrying trade on the lake, was held in the city on Thursday, when matters relating to the charges to be made this season were discussed. The meeting was well attended, in fact it was one of the best meetings ever held, in the way of attendence every place was represented at the meeting.

Capt. Edward Smith, of Seeley's Bay, is visiting in the city, the guest of James Norris.

Capt. Edward Gough, of Chicago, who has been visiting in this city, left for home today. He will visit in Oswego on his way home.

Capt. Denismore, of Oswego, is in the city. He came to attend the meeting of the coal carriers.

Capt. Allen, of Belleville, is spending a few days in the city.

Capt. Oliver Papineau, of Montreal, is in the city, on business in connection with the steamer Bickerdike.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Jan 1910