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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Feb 1910

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Will Be Found In New Steamer.

The Davis Dry Dock company have a large number of men at work in their dry dock rebuilding the steamer Ottawa, having practically made a new boat.

The Ottawa is 108 feet long by 22 feet beam, and will have very fine lines. A new boiler of the Scotch type, built by the Kingsford Iron Works, of Oswego, N.Y., is now being installed, and this, along with the repairs which the Davis people are making on the engine, will give the boat a speed of eleven to twelve miles per hour and will make the boat a perfect success in every way.

The Ottawa will be put on the old Islander's route from Clayton to Alexandria Bay.

Steamer Appointments.

The following is an incomplete list of the appointments made by the Thousand Island Steamboat company for the coming season:

St. Lawrence - C.H. Kendall, captain; Barney Farrell, chief engineer; A.W. Morehouse, purser; G.L. Ford, steward.

Ramona - F.M. Charlebois, captain; F.C. O'Brien, engineer; Carl Bertrant, purser.

Ottawa - John Bertrand, captain; D. Carter, engineer; Paul Allen, purser.

New Island Wanderer - W.C. Hudson, captain; A.H. VanBrocklin, purser.

America - R.H. Carnegie, captain; M.D. Tetro, engineer; Arthur Sparham, steward.

Incidents of the Day - David Donnelly, ship carpenter, left today for Brockville, to work on the steamer Marshall.

The steamer Salaberry, being rebuilt at Deseronto, will run next season between Napanee and Cressy.

Francis King and H.A. Calvin will go to Toronto to attend the International Waterways Commission meeting, when the question of damming the St. Lawrence near Cornwall will be considered.

Feb. 8


Feb. 9, 1901

p.1 Wolfe Island News - ....At the council meeting on Monday, the following men were engaged for the ferry boat: Captain, J. Crawford; mate, James Davis; purser, George Rattray. It is likely there will be a new cook.



Buffalo, Feb. 9th - The Buffalo chamber of commerce has asked the Cleveland chamber to endorse a proposition for Congress to grant an appropriation for the erection and maintenance of a light house at Point Abino, on the Canadian shore, near Buffalo. Such a lighthouse would be used exclusively by vessels flying the American flag, as all boats going down to Lake Ontario enter the Welland canal at Port Colborne, considerably west of the point where the light may be placed, and consequently the Canadian government is not interested in the proposal. Two thirds of the boats on the great lakes are either owned or controlled by Cleveland men.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Feb 1910