The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jan 1911

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Captain William Savage will command the schooner D. Freeman this season, having purchased an interest in her.



The schooner Freeman, formerly owned by Frank Dewitty, and well known in local marine circles, has been purchased by William Savage, of Picton. The vessel is laid up at Belleville.

Capt. Farrington, of Belleville, has purchased the schooner Dominion, which is laid up at Belleville, and owned by parties there.

James McGowan, of the M.T. Co., was in Belleville yesterday, purchasing chains and anchors off the schooner Suffel.

Some repair work is being carried out on the steamer Navajo.

Repair work is also being made on the Keystorm, the Keywest and the Keystone.

The Welland First - Toronto Board of Trade wants Welland Canal improvements made before start of proposed Georgian Bay Canal.

Jan. 26, 1911

p.2 New Rideau Steamer Ventura - being built for Capt. A. Foster for Smith's Falls to Kingston route.

Masters and Mates - held another smoker in their rooms on Clarence St.

p.5 Interesting Marine Action - The Meaford Electric company claim that the steam freighter, Mount Stephen, owned by James Playfair, owing to alleged "unskilful handling" damaged their elevator leg. The accident took place while the boat was being unloaded at the plaintiff's dock. Owing to the damage to their "leg" the plaintiffs claim a loss of $9,197.75.

The Montreal Transportation company is made a defendant because it is alleged that its freighter, the Kinmount, was manoeuvering to be up at the dock when the cable parted, and the surging of the water caused it to do so.

The defendant, Playfair, says the accident was caused by acts beyond his control. The Montreal Transportation company denies responsibility. (2 lines unreadable)

p.7 Must Come First - the deepening of the Welland Canal before Georgian Bay canal. [Toronto Globe]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Jan 1911