The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1910

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p.2 Kingston's Chance - To Get A Big Shipbuilding Concern - full column signed by H.B. Smith.


Now Being Removed.

The derelicts out near the Portsmouth wharf, which caused so many complaints, and over which, the council had so much trouble in endeavoring to find out who was the owner, are now being removed, and this will put an end to a matter which has been to the front so much of late.

p.4 Would Drop Proposition - letter from Hiram A. Calvin in favor of bylaw.

Put Prejudice Aside - editorial in favor of dry dock bylaw.

p.6 A Local Enterprise - encouraging taxpayers to vote for drydock bylaw.

To Install A Log - Capt. E.A. Booth will leave on Saturday for Detroit, to install a Nicholson log in the new R. & O. N. Co.'s steamer Rochester. There are only four of these logs on Canadian waters, the Kingston and Toronto each being equipped with them.

March 18, 1910

p.1 Capt. James Owens, Ogdensburg, will command the steamer Rochester, of the R. & O. fleet, to run between Ogdensburg and Youngstown.

p.2 KINGSTON WILL GROW - says James M. Smith, if it gets shipbuilding plant - general manager of Collingwood Shipbuilding company gives benefits of having plant in city.



E.F. Horsey, general manager of the Lake Ontario and Bay of Quinte Steamboat company, with Capt. Bloomfield and members of the crew of the steamer Caspian, returned on Thursday evening from Watertown, N.Y., where they gave evidence in an action brought against the above company by George Denny, as administrator, to recover $10,000 for the death of Henry H. Denny, of Watertown, who met death in the waters of Lake Ontario in Charlotte harbor, on August 17th, 1908. Three days before that the deceased had hired at Alexandria Bay as a deck hand on the steamer Caspian. While the boat was in Charlotte harbor the deceased was set at work scouring and cleaning the side of the boat. For a scaffold he used two triangles of wood with a plank laid from one to the other. The scaffold gave way and he fell into the water, one of the planks striking him on the head, killing him.

The answer of the company was a general denial and assumed risk. Floyd L. Carlisle and Frederick A. Grant appeared for the plaintiff and J. Frank Morse and Judge Purcell represent the defendants.

The jury found that the defendants were in no wise to blame for the accident as their officers on the steamer had warned the deckhands to be careful. Accordingly a verdict for the company was the result.

Improving River Channel.

Through the efforts of the Hon. G.P. Graham and others the Ottawa government has decided to deepen the channel between Kingston and Brockville at a first cost of about $50,000. This will be a great benefit to the shipping interests of river and lake. The Rideau is to be lighted between here and Kingston Mills so as to make night traffic in the canal possible. All around there seems to be a tendency to improving things in shipping interests, and Kingston has its chance of falling in line by establishing a shipbuilding company that will operate a completely equipped plant every day in the year. Support the bylaw on Monday as your part.



By Masters and Mates on Thursday Evening.

On Thursday evening the last smoker of the season given by the Masters and Mates' Association took place, and like everything undertaken by these old sea dogs it was a marked success. Capts. Kirkwood, Gaskin and Charles Martin, and the secretary-treasurer, Capt. Doyle, moved heaven and earth to make the affair what it was. The refreshments were "organized" by Capt. Gaskin. The rooms were brightly decorated, as for a wedding, so the older members said. There were about seventy-five in attendance. It was 2 a.m. when the entertainment concluded after amusing and graphic recitations had played out. Songs and other doings were also on the programme. The masters and mates will, in another week, drift away to their vessels to prepare for the opening of navigation.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Mar 1910