The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1913

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p.1 To Have Uniformity in Navigation Rules - Canadian department of marine and fisheries is preparing changes to make the laws more in harmony with the U.S. navigation laws.



Insurance Adjustors Pendrith and Powers, of Toronto and Montreal, respectively, were in the city on Wednesday, inspecting the loss at the Davis Dry Dock company. Everything was arranged satisfactorily by midnight, and on Thursday morning the Davis company placed men at work fitting up and rebuilding.

A new boiler house will be required and also new roof and considerable interior wood work in the main building of the machine shop. Much damage was done by smoke throughout the main building, but Mr. Davis cannot speak too highly of Chief Armstrong and his men in the good service they rendered. Not only in their promptness in answering their call, and thus saving the main building, but also through their care in saving the property from damage by water.

The alarm apparently was given at 11:02 p.m. Monday, and Mr. Davis was called at 11:17 and arrived at the fire about six minutes later and found the fire practically out and the chief and his men clearing up preparatory to leaving the building.

In one corner of the roof there is a double roofing into which, unfortunately, fire had secreted, and about an hour and a half after the firemen left they received another call, but this blaze was extinguished in a very few minutes.

Had there been a heavy wind at the time of the fire, no doubt serious results would have followed, as all of the buildings are constructed of wood, and once fire had a start it would have been hard to save the place.

Mr. Davis expects to have the machine shop ready for operations again in about ten days. The drydock was put in operation on Friday, the barge Dorchester, of the Montreal Transportation company undergoing repairs.


The steambarge Jeska cleared on Friday night for Charlotte.

The steamer Missisquoi was in port from Gananoque on Saturday.

The steamer Iroquois arrived from Fort William with grain, and is discharging at Richardson's elevator.

The steamer Alexandria from Montreal arrived at Folger's wharf on Saturday morning.

The steamer Advance passed up on Saturday morning from Montreal, light, on her way to Port Colborne.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Noble cleared for the upper lakes; steamers Tagona and Fairmount, grain-laden from Fort William, are discharging;

The steamer Rideau King is due down from Ottawa Saturday evening, and will be laid up for the winter.

The steamer Buena Vista, which was in port on Saturday, will clear for Ottawa on Monday morning.

The steamer Kingston will make her last trip of the season on Sunday.

The steamer City of Ottawa passed down on Saturday morning.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Sep 1913