The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1911

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p.1 Becomes Steward - Walter Day of Ogdensburg to be steward of str. Rochester of Richelieu Navigation Co.

p.2 The Late Mrs. D.D. Calvin - of Garden Island.

p.4 Dredge Bay of Quinte - A deputation waited upon the government in reference to removing shoals in Bay of Quinte at Telegraph Lighnt and Point Ann and also Belleville harbor, and with a view to prevail upon the government to construct a new wharf according to plans submitted by the deputation, the harbor being under the control of the government. Engineers from the departments will shortly visit Belleville to go over the ground and prepare estimates of the cost.



Everything is now in readiness for the launching of the government quarantine boat Polana, which is to be christened Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock. The steamer Nevada is now floating outside the dock in an open space which was cut for her, and the water has been drained out of the dock to cut the ice away. The wife of a government official from Ottawa, whose name has not been made public yet, will do the christening. Invitations have been extended to a number of people and the event will be watched by quite a large crowd.

The boat will be used at Quebec to meet ocean liners who have cases of infectious diseases. She will be 113 feet 3 inches over all, with a 23 foot beam, while her depth will be 12 feet 3 inches. She will be fitted with a Scotch marine return tubular boiler, 14 feet long, 13 feet 6 inches inside diameter, with a working pressure of 130 pounds to the square inch. She will have a 400 horse power engine, making 130 revolutions a minute, and built to drive the boat 12 1/2 miles an hour.

Every part of the vessel is of steel, so that no contagion will be carried in wooden parts. She will be handsomely fitted in every way, supplied with electric lights and every up to date convenience which is found on modern boats. She is the first boat to be turned out by the Kingston Shipbuilding company since it has settled here, and the launching of it will be of great interest to the citizens.

Two New Range Lights

At last the request of marine men for two new range lights between Snake Island and Lake Ontario Park is to be granted. The marine department is placing the two lights where they are needed, and have a man in the city from their department, Mr. Brewer, who is looking after the necessary work. This will be good news to the local mariners.

To Superintend Repairs

W.J. Douglas, of the Thousand Island Steamship company, will go to Duluth tomorrow, to look after the repairs to be made to the steamer Newsboy. This is the steamer recently purchased by the company, which will be placed on the Cape Vincent route, to take the place of the steamer Ottawa, destroyed by fire.

Notes About Vessels

Capt. Sullivan has arrived from St. Catharines to take charge of the steamer Prince Rupert.

Capt. Coons reached the city today from St. Catharines to take charge of the steamer India.

Capt. Ewart, of Toronto, arrived in the city today. He will be in command of the steamer Simla.

p.8 The Captains and engineers of the Calvin fleet at Garden Island joined their steamers today, to fit out for the season. The marine insurance comes into effect on the morning of the 16th, but it is a question if the harbor will be open by that time.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 Apr 1911