The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Feb 1912

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p.2 For 40 Years A Navigator - Capt. Thomas John Jones commanded Pumper and most other boats on Rideau. [Ottawa Free Press]

Abandoned Plan - for breakwater from Murney Tower to Pt. Frederick.

p.6 Late Lake Navigation - with higher rates is predicted.

Feb. 23, 1912


One of the busiest places on the harbor front these days is the yards of the Kingston Shipbuilding company, where 200 men are employed. Two government boats are under construction, and the steamer Port Colborne is in the dry dock, where extensive repairs are being made to her bottom, which she scraped at Lachine in the fall.

No matter how early the spring sets in, the opening of navigation will be delayed some time, on account of the amount and thickness of the ice in the harbor.

At Garden Island the Calvin fleet is undergoing the usual repairs, as well as extensive alterations to two of the fleet. The tug Johnson, which has done such valuable service for years, is being repaired. The steamer Simla, originally a two-deck boat, is also in the hands of workmen. The upper deck is being removed, which will put her in a better condition to handle her cargoes of logs and other freight.

Feb. 24, 1912


Feb. 26, 1912

p.2 Capt. Robert Gaskin, of the steamer Pontiac, has gone to Cleveland to attend the yearly meeting of the Cleveland Cliff Iron Company. He is accompanied by Mrs. Gaskin, and will visit Youngstown, Ohio, to see his brother, John Gaskin.

Feb. 27, 1912


Feb. 28, 1912


Appointments Made On Vessels Running Into This Port

Following is a list of captains and engineers appointed on steamers of the Inland Lines, limited, running into this port:

Midland Prince - Captain, J. Tindall; engineer, Joseph Rickard.

Midland King - Captain, Wm. Cunningham; engineer, James McGregor.

Midland Queen - Captain, William Lavigne; engineer, J. Thorburn.

Glenellah - Captain, George Mackay; engineer, A.E. McKay.

Dundee - Captain, J. Woolner; engineer, Ed. Shaw.

Dunelm - Captain, C.R. Albinson; engineer, George Wilson.

Donnacona - Captain, Robert Alexander; engineer, Fred Wilson.

Strathcona - Captain, H.C. Mawdesley; engineer, A.J. Fisher.

Winona - Captain, B. Garvie; engineer, J. McLaughlin.

Rosedale - Captain, G. Motley ?; engineer, F. Goodwin.

Wahcondah - Captain, W. Linton; engineer, W. McWilliams.

Neepawah - Captain, W.W. Allen; engineer, Charles Carr.

Dundurn - Captain, Robert Cooney; engineer, A. Black.

p.8 Steambarge Ida E. Sold - was used last year in sand trade at Toronto; sold by Capt. Grant Horne; previously had carried coal from Oswego and Charlotte to Kingston.

Feb. 29, 1912

p.8 Visited The Plant - of Kingston Shipbuilding Company - the Minister of Marine saw his two new vessels, the Dollard and the Bellechasse.

Strike at Shipyards - A large number of the men working in the yards of the Kingston Shipbuilding Co. went out on strike on Thursday afternoon. The men claim that the company is importing rivetters from Buffalo.

The grievances of the men will be looked into at once by the company.

Georgian Canal Company - seems assured of renewal of charter.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Feb 1912