The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Feb 1911

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p.1 Big Navigation Merger - to include Inland and Northern Navigation lines, as well as smaller lines.

Complete Denials - by Richelieu & Ontario company and Playfair, regarding the reported navigation merger.

p.2 Engineers At Home - seventh annual "at home" of marine engineers held at City Hall.

Must Pay School Taxes - Kingston Shipbuilding company pleads that the circumstances are exceptional - "The dry dock had been useless for many years and the company intended to lease it and make it of some use."

p.3 Long Sault Scheme - may be revised in Congress; Canada must be consulted.

p.5 Not Eager For Canal - It is said that the Thousand Island Steamboat company is not anxious that the Wolfe Island canal should be re-opened as there would be the likelihood of all kinds of small craft entering the ferry business between Kingston and Cape Vincent if the canal route was provided.

Two Captains Lose Licenses - Two Kingston captains who have held United States marine certificates have had them withdrawn in accordance with the recent order of the Washington government, that all captains and engineers serving on United States vessels must not live abroad. One of the captains has latterly been in charge of a Canadian vessel.

To Command Steamer Belleville - Capt. William Bloomfield, of this city, who has been in command of the steamer Caspian for the past few years, will, this coming season of navigation, take command of the steamer Belleville, having joined the ranks of the Richelieu and Ontario Navigation company. Capt. Bloomfield is a first class navigator.

p.7 Mammoth Grain Elevator - being built at Ogdensburg for Rutland Transit company, to replace one that burnt.

p.8 Looks For Good Season - new manager of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat company and the Thousand Island Steamboat company

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Feb 1911