The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1911

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p.5 Longshoremen's Meeting - to elect officers.

Theft From Shipyards - thief took 50 pounds of bolts from M.T. Co. and sold them to junk dealer.

p.6 Ice In The Lakes - gradually disappearing; more on Lake Ontario than last year.

Discussed Merger - meeting at Montreal about merger of Richelieu & Ontario with other lines.

March 31, 1911

p.1 Warships On The Lakes - United States still willing to observe the requirements of the Rush-Bagot Treaty if that is what Canada desires.

p.3 Opening of Navigation - much work to be done on boats, but weather is holding it up; 52 men are engaged at the Davis ship-yard.

The Steamer Nevada - The steamer Nevada of the Merchants' Mutual Line, which has been in the Kingston dry dock all winter will soon be fitted out for the coming season. She will be given a thorough cleaning, and will receive a new coat of paint, besides having other repairs made to her fittings.

Quarantine Boat Nearly Finished - The steel quarantine boat, which has been under construction at the Kingston Shipbuilding Company's dry dock since early last fall, is nearing completion, and will be a handsome boat. Every part is of steel, even to the cabins, and finished in white. The hull is finished, and men are at work on the cabins. The huge boiler has been here for a week, and will soon be installed. Most of the plates were made in Collingwood, the headquarters of the company, and fashioned and put together here.

ad for Department of Railways and Canals - tenders called for Galops and Cornwall Canals.



Government Quarantine Vessel Is Ready

The christening of the government quarantine boat which will be finished this week, will take place Tuesday, April 11th. The time has not been set yet, but it will likely be some time during the afternoon. The men have been working hard lately to get it completed and when finished it will present a fine appearance. The timbers are all placed now to launch her into the dock and men are busy now cutting ice outside the dock to make an open space. The Nevada has been in the dock and the open space is being cut to run her out, while the other boat will be launched into the dock. It will be an important event, and the directors of the company who reside in outside cities will be here. It is not known yet who will christen the boat, but it will be a government official, on account of the fact that it is a government boat. This is the best boat of any size that has been christened here in years, and no doubt it will be quite an interesting event.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Mar 1911