The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Feb 1910

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Detroit, Feb. 21st - The loss of vessel property on the lakes in 1905 was forty-eight vessels, with a season's capacity of 2,000,000 tons and valued at $2,341,000. This is the greatest in the history of the trade. Some 152 lake vessels have passed out of existence since the opening of the season in 1905. The boats were valued at $6,345,000 and had a season's carrying capacity of 5,292,000 tons. Many of the boats lost during that period were wooden ships and freighters of that class. The capacity of the new boats for 1910 alone will be only a little more than 1,000,000 tons short of the capacity of all vessels lost since 1905.



Of The Kingston Shipbuilding Co. Regarding Wages.

the directors of the Kingston Shipbuilding company have decided they will guarantee to pay $30,000 a year in wages (changed from $20,000) for the first three years and $40,000 annually thereafter; by-law to be submitted to the people to vote on.

Feb. 22, 1910


Feb. 23, 1910

p.4 Drydock Exemption - city council accepts company's changes to guaranteed wages; date for vote set for March 21st.

p.5 Improving Channel Between Kingston and Brockville - details of planned improvements (2/3 column)

Feb. 24, 1910

p.3 "A Bylaw to partially exempt the property of Kingston Shipbuilding Company, Limited" - gives full text of by-law which will be voted on.

p.5 Working On The Steamers - Quite a large staff of men are at work on the Folger line of boats doing the work which is necessary before the opening of navigation. The steamer Ottawa is being put into fine shape, and when the work is completed it will be one of the best boats on the line. It will take the place of the steamer Islander, which was used out of Clayton, and which fell a prey to the flames last summer.

p.7 Cape Vincent Yacht Club - At a meeting of the executive committee of the Cape Vincent Yacht Club, C.T. Sackett was appointed commodore to fill the vacancy caused by the death of S.A. Maxwell. The other officers are: vice-commodore, E.E. Maxwell; rear-commodore, G.C. Sherman; fleet captain, L.L. Pope; secretary, J.G. Parker; treasurer, A.L. Dezengremel; directors, F.W. Sackett, C.K. Green, B.S. Miller.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Feb 1910