The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1910

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p.1 Latest News - C.A. Macdonald, Collingwood, has been appointed manager of the Northern Navigation Company.

Feb. 2, 1910

p.2 The Coal Interests - Capt. Hinckley, Oswego, who has been in the city, has left on a trip west, in the interests of the Coal Carriers' Association of this district. He was accompanied by Capt. Grant Horne. Capt. Corkey went as far as Cobourg.

p.6 Kingston and Wireless - Any wireless telegraph station that will be established at Kingston will not be in marine interests alone, but for general telegraph business. In America the United Wireless Telegraph controls the whole wireless telegraph field, and it alone can establish a station.......

Feb. 3, 1910



The Davis Dry Dock company have just closed a contract with W.H. Argue, of Parry Sound, for the new seventy-six foot by sixteen foot passenger steamer which was launched last fall, and which is now being completed. This boat was started by this company about one year ago as stock and is built of first class white oak with pine decks and is capable of carrying one hundred and fifty passengers.

The machinery consists of one of the Davis water tube boilers, allowed a working pressure of 250 pounds a square inch and a fore and aft compound engine, with cylinders seven inch and fourteen inch by ten inch stroke, turning a propeller wheel four feet in diameter.

The hull is of a peculiar type known as tunnel bottom. It draws three feet of water forward, and four feet aft. This will enable the owner of the steamer to make landings at wharves where it would be impossible to go with a deep draught steamer. The boat will be capable of running over twelve miles per hour and will leave Kingston immediately upon opening of navigation for Georgian Bay waters, where it will be used in connection with the C.P. Railway at Parry Sound.

Feb. 4, 1910


Feb. 5, 1910


To Go To The Rescue.

Sarnia, Feb. 5th - The City of Sarnia, the new tug built by the Reid Wrecking company, to take the place of the tug Ottawa, burned last fall, has made the initial trip. The new craft gave perfect satisfaction. It is probable she will be sent to assist the other wreckers on the steamer Steinbrenner, aground at Round Island, Lake Huron.


Detroit, Feb. 5th - tonnage for 1909 was one-third larger than in 1908; facts and figures.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1910