The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1910

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p.1 Pith of the News - The tug Saucy Jim, owned by Captains Montgomery and Fisher, was burned to the water's edge at the dock at Christian Island on Friday. Capt. Fisher and three men, asleep in the cabin, were nearly suffocated before they made their escape.

p.2 Who Can Explain - Marine men would like to know why the department allows a blind side on the south-east side of the Nine Mile Point? There should be light all around.



Tenders addressed to the undersigned at Ottawa, and endorsed on the envelope "Tender for Buoy Steamer for the St. Lawrence River," will be received up to noon of the


for the construction of a Twin Screw Buoy Steamer for the St. Lawrence River, to be delivered at Montreal, of the following leading dimensions, namely:- Length between perpendiculars, 170 feet; breadth 31 feet 6 inches; depth, 15 feet 6 inches; draft, 10 feet 6 inches; and speed 11 knots per hour.

Plans and specifications of this steamer can be seen at the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa; at the offices of the Collector of Customs, Toronto, Collingwood and Midland and at the Agencies of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Montreal, Quebec, St. John, N.B., Halifax, N.S., and Victoria, B.C.

Plans and specifications can be procured by application from the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa, and the Agent of this department, Victoria, B.C.

There are no special tender forms in connection with this work.

Each tender must be accompanied by an accepted bank cheque in favor of the Deputy Minister of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, equal to 10 per cent of the whole amount of the tender, which cheque will be forfeited if the successful tenderer declines to enter into a contract with the Department or fails to complete the steamer in accordance with the contract to be prepared by the Department. Cheques accompanying unsuccessful tenders will be returned.

The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender.

Newspapers copying this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be paid.


Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

Department of Marine and Fisheries,

Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 10, 1910.



The steamer Arabian passed up on Sunday.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived from bay ports with grain for Richardson's elevator.

The steamer Key West is at the Kingston drydock and will lay up for the winter, after having some repairs made.

The Kingston dry dock will be a busy place for some time. After the Keystorm is finished there are three other boats to go in.

The steamer Keystorm, of Newcastle, is in the Kingston drydock, having three of her plates removed. The work will take about a week to complete.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Bartlett from Montreal, four light barges, cleared light for the Cornwall canal; tug Hall from Montreal, three light barges, cleared light for Lachine.

Swift's wharf: steamer Wahcondah coaled Saturday on her way up; steamer Haddington coaled on her way up; steamer Dundurn called on her last trip up enroute to Hamilton; steamer Pellatt discharged freight Saturday, on her way up; steamer Aletha will make her last daily trip next Saturday and after that will run only once a week.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Nov 1910