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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Feb 1910

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The Rideau Fleet.

The appointments for the steamers Rideau Queen and Rideau King are announced.

Rideau King - Captain, William Scott; mate, Thomas Lynch; engineer, George Shannon; purser, Victor Gilbert.

Rideau Queen - Captain, Edward Fleming; engineer, Thomas Simmons; purser, W.F. Norman.



At a meeting of the Lake Ontario Coal Carrier's Association, held in Kingston on Tuesday, the following officers were elected:

President - Capt. Hinckley, Oswego; vice-president, Capt. Grant Horne, Kingston; secretary-treasurer, J. Sowards, Kingston; executive committee, George Plunkett, Cobourg; Capt. Dougherty, Belleville; Capt. Barnhardt, Deseronto; Capt. C. Daryaw, Kingston; Charles Britton, Gananoque; Capt. Densmore, Oswego.


Launched Next Month.

Ogdensburg, Feb. 17th - The two new Rutland liners which are to run between Ogdensburg and Chicago are to be launched at Detroit between March 5th and 12th. Announcement is made that the modern steel freight package steamers are to be named the Arlington and the Brandon. The boats are being built along practically the same lines as those recently added to the fleet.

The company some time ago adopted the policy of replacing the old wooden boats with steel ones, of Welland canal size. In addition to the building of these new steamers, the Rutland company has appropriated $40,000 for expenditure for repairs and improvements to the boats and dock property.

Feb. 18, 1910

p.1 Latest News - The Inland Navigation company, Hamilton, will dispose of its holdings to the Midland Navigation company. The consideration will be $1,330,000 and the cash will be paid over within 60 days.


Ogdensburg, Feb. 18th - Captain Matthew Anderson, master of the steamer L.C. Hanna, which rescued six members of the crew from the burning steamer Clarion last December, was handsomely rewarded by the Western Transportation company, which presented to him a solid bronze ship clock, inscribed as follows:

"Presented by the Western Transportation company to Captain M. Anderson, of the steamer L.C. Hanna, in grateful recognition of his bravery in rescuing six of the crew from the steamer Clarion while burning on Lake Erie, December 9, 1909."

Captain Anderson sighted the burning steamer, and at the risk of himself and crew managed to get alongside and rescue the six men then on the burning vessel.

p.6 Opposed To Damming - outlet of Lake Erie to deepen lake harbors - report from the international waterways commission.

Feb. 19, 1910


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Feb 1910