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

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p.2 Day's Episodes - The government steamer Scout was busy in the harbor today, laying out buoys. Four large gas buoys were painted on the dry-dock property today, before being placed in the water.

The tug Thomson, of the Montreal Transportation company, went on the ways at the government dry-dock this morning, to be caulked. Twenty men were put to work at her during the day.



The steambarge Hinckley was due to leave Oswego today, with a cargo of coal for Alexandria Bay.

The tug Thomson, of M.T. Co., went into the government dry dock today.

A young man working on a steamer near Davis' dry dock, Thursday afternoon, lost his balance, and had a cold dip in the water.

The steambarge Sowards and the schooner Major Ferry may leave tonight for Oswego, to load coal. They have their clearance papers, but were unable to clear yesterday, as the ice was too heavy.


The organization meeting of the directors of the Kingston Shipbuilding company was held on Thursday afternoon at the British American hotel, the following being in attendance: Simon Dyment, Barrie; H.S. Smith, Owen Sound; Capt. Alexander McDougall, Duluth; J.M. Smith, Collingwood; Hiram A. Calvin and W.J. Fair, Kingston. The first business was the election of officers, which resulted as follows:

President - Simon Dyment, Barrie.

Vice-president - Hiram A. Calvin.

Secretary - W.J. Fair, Kingston.

Many private matters were discussed by the directors and everything was found satisfactory and a fine future is assured for the new enterprise.

J.M. Smith was seen by the Whig after the meeting and he said the directors were quite satisfied with the way everything was going and they would be in good running order in a few weeks. The foundation for the new building is down and the steel framing and machinery is on the way. Inside of a month the new company will be able to repair ships in a satisfactory manner, and the concern is now looking for contracts with a hope that by the time the buildings are ready the men will have an order to start on at once. Inside of two weeks over fifty men will be employed, and the force will be gradually increased until hundreds are employed.

The new building will be built on the west side of the dock, and will be at the start 125 by 62 feet, two storeys high. It will be built so that it can be added to and extended out farther if necessity demands it. The ships will be built here and will be launched either into the dry dock or into the slip at the other side.

p.6 First Boat To Brockville - Brockville, April 1st - The first boat to come down the river reached Brockville yesterday afternoon, from Alexandria Bay. It was the tug Carrie, hauling a large scow for a cargo of lumber. No ice was encountered on the twenty-four mile trip.

Daily Standard, April 1, 1910

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Shipbuilding Co. Officers Are Elected.

At the meeting yesterday afternoon, at the British American Hotel, of the directors of the Kingston Shipbuilding Company, the following officers were elected:

President - S. Dyment, Barrie.

Vice President - H.A. Calvin, Kingston.

Secretary - W.J. Fair, Kingston.

Treasurer - W. McMillan, Collingwood.

Superintendent - James McKellar, Glasgow, Scotland.

The company, now that the organization has been completed, will proceed with their plans to establish here a great shipbuilding industry. The lease for the dry dock, which is run from April 15th, will be signed by the Dominion Government and the company in the course of a few days. The company is capitalized at $500,000, of which $50,000 is already paid up for the idea of the company is to develop their plant as business increases, and when more money is needed it will be forthcoming, as the company is strong financially.

The building now under construction is being built in such a way that it may be extended at any time. Men are now busy sinking concrete bases for the steel columns of the building. The material of the building is expected to arrive tomorrow. Supt. McKellar is now in the city, and he seems thoroughly to understand his work.

This morning two directors of the company, Capt. McDougall of Duluth, and James M. Smith, of Collingwood, visited the dry dock, and expressed themselves as pleased with the progress made.

p.8 Aletha To Start Trips - The steamer Aletha will commence her route between this city and Picton a week from tomorrow.

Ten Miles of Ice - There is ice in the lake as far above Nine Mile Point as the eye can see. A marine man estimates there is ten miles of floe ice outside of the harbor.

Crescent Yacht Club - Commodore Francis H. Herrick of the Crescent Yacht Club has been empowered to name a committee to consider the erection of a small club-house and docks at Henderson and another committee to look up city club rooms in Watertown, N.Y., for the organization.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Apr 1910