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  • The Sinking of the s.s. Emperor
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1187     An investigation into the causes leading to the sinking of the Inland Lines s.s. Emperor, in the Canadian lock of the Sault Ste. Marie canal. Oct. 15. was held at Collingwood. Nov. 1. by L. A. Demers, Wreck Commissioner, assisted by Capt. G. C. Coles. Examiner of Masters and Mates, ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1187   An investigation into the causes leading to the sinking of the Inland Lines s.s. Emperor, in the Canadian lock of the Sault Ste. Marie canal. Oct. 15. was held at ...
  • Investigations re s.s. Sindad [Sinbad]
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1187     Following are summaries of the judgments delivered as the result of investigations into two accidents to the s.s. Sindbad, owned by F. E. Hall and Co., by L. A. Demers, Wreck Commissioner, concurred in by Capts. A. Reid and F. Nash. The first case dealt with the vessel striking an ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1187   Following are summaries of the judgments delivered as the result of investigations into two accidents to the s.s. Sindbad, owned by F. E. Hall and Co., by L. A. Demers, ...
  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1184-85     The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. has declared a quarterly dividend at the rate of 8% per annum, an increase of 2%. The Toronto Harbor Commissioners have decided that the harbor must be made deep enough for vessels drawing 24 ft. The Hamilton city council is applying ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1184-85   The Richelieu and Ontario Navigation Co. has declared a quarterly dividend at the rate of 8% per annum, an increase of 2%. The Toronto Harbor Commissioners have decided that the ...
  • The Vessel Toiler's Machinery.
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1177, 1179, 1181     In previous issues we have given various particulars about the vessel Toiler, which was built in England, and which is now in Canada engaged in the lake trade. The following additional information will be of interest:-- The propelling machinery consists of two Diesel oil engines driving ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), December 1911, pp. 1177, 1179, 1181   In previous issues we have given various particulars about the vessel Toiler, which was built in England, and which is now in Canada engaged in the lake trade. The following ...
  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), November 1911, pp. 1085-86     The Dominion Public Works Department has awarded the contract for the lock work on the St. Peter's canal, to W H. Weller. St. Catharines. Polson Iron Works. Ltd., launched at Toronto. Oct. 7. a lifeboat of a novel design. It is claimed by the inventor, that it is fireproof, unsinkable ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), November 1911, pp. 1085-86   The Dominion Public Works Department has awarded the contract for the lock work on the St. Peter's canal, to W H. Weller. St. Catharines. Polson Iron Works. Ltd., launched at ...
  • Bonds on Steamship Yorkton
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), November 1911, p. 1081     The Mathews Steamship Co., Ltd., has issued $55,000 first mortgage 6% gold bonds due July 1, 1921, secured by a first mortgage on the s.s. Yorkton. which was built last year at Sunderland. Eng. Following are extracts from the prospectus, issued by AEmilius Jarvis & Co., Toronto:-- The ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), November 1911, p. 1081   The Mathews Steamship Co., Ltd., has issued $55,000 first mortgage 6% gold bonds due July 1, 1921, secured by a first mortgage on the s.s. Yorkton. which was built last ...
  • Hero - Chieftain III Collision
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), November 1911, p. 1081     Following is a summary of the judgment, recently delivered, as a result of the enquiry by L. A. Demers, Wreck Commissioner, assisted by Capts. A. Reid and F. Nash and W. Gauthier, as assessors, into the cause of the collision between the steamboats Hero and Chieftain III., in the River ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), November 1911, p. 1081   Following is a summary of the judgment, recently delivered, as a result of the enquiry by L. A. Demers, Wreck Commissioner, assisted by Capts. A. Reid and F. Nash and ...
  • The Polson Iron Works Management
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), October 1911, pp. 985, 987     John S. Conradi, who has been appointed General Manager of Poison Iron Works, Ltd.. Toronto, and who will have the active management of the present plant, and of the construction and operation of the floating dry dock now under construction, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and is 41 years of ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), October 1911, pp. 985, 987   John S. Conradi, who has been appointed General Manager of Poison Iron Works, Ltd.. Toronto, and who will have the active management of the present plant, and of the construction ...
  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), October 1911, pp. 985, 987     The canal employes [employees] in the Dominion Government Service have been granted increases in wages, to date from April last. Weddell and Manley, of Toronto, have been awarded the contract for the construction of a turning basin in the Welland canal at Thorold. The navigation season ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), October 1911, pp. 985, 987   The canal employes [employees] in the Dominion Government Service have been granted increases in wages, to date from April last. Weddell and Manley, of Toronto, have been awarded the contract ...
  • Floating Dry Dock and Repair Plant for Toronto
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), October 1911, pp. 977, 979    

    The Dominion Government recently granted Polson Iron Works, Ltd., Toronto, a 3% bonus yearly for 20 years on $900,000 to be spent in building a floating dry dock and a repair plant at Toronto. The dock will be located at the foot of Frederick St., just west of and adjoining ...

    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), October 1911, pp. 977, 979  

    The Dominion Government recently granted Polson Iron Works, Ltd., Toronto, a 3% bonus yearly for 20 years on $900,000 to be spent in building a floating dry dock and a ...

  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), September 1911, p. 889, 891     During July, there were 1,249,935 bush. of grain received at Kingston, and transhipped to Montreal by river barges. The Northern Navigation Co.'s s.s. Hamonic was recently docked at Port Arthur, to have a propeller blade replaced. The Department of Public Works will receive tenders to ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), September 1911, p. 889, 891   During July, there were 1,249,935 bush. of grain received at Kingston, and transhipped to Montreal by river barges. The Northern Navigation Co.'s s.s. Hamonic was recently docked at Port Arthur, ...
  • Beeson's Marine Directory
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), August 1911, pp. 794-95     Beeson's Marine Directory.-- In issuing the 25th annual number of this indispensable directory of the marine interests on the Great Lakes, the publisher refers to the initial issues and the reception accorded them and adds: "Today, with a large Canadian following, in addition to our patronage ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), August 1911, pp. 794-95   Beeson's Marine Directory.-- In issuing the 25th annual number of this indispensable directory of the marine interests on the Great Lakes, the publisher refers to the initial issues and the ...
  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), August 1911, p. 791     Press reports state that the Hamilton Steamboat Co. and the Turbine Steamship Co. are contemplating the inauguration of a Sunday service between Toronto and Hamilton. The Department of Railways and Canals will receive tenders to Aug. 4 for the lock gates and valve gates for the Holland ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), August 1911, p. 791   Press reports state that the Hamilton Steamboat Co. and the Turbine Steamship Co. are contemplating the inauguration of a Sunday service between Toronto and Hamilton. The Department of Railways and ...
  • The Grounding of the s.s. Stormount
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), August 1911, pp. 787, 789     Capt. L. A. Demers, Dominion Wreck Commissioner, gave the following judgment in Montreal July 12, concurred in by A. F. Nash, and A. T. Haworth, master of the s.s. Manchester Importer at Athens, in the case of the grounding of the s.s. Stormount at Longue Pointe on May 6: -- ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), August 1911, pp. 787, 789   Capt. L. A. Demers, Dominion Wreck Commissioner, gave the following judgment in Montreal July 12, concurred in by A. F. Nash, and A. T. Haworth, master of the s.s. Manchester ...
  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 695     The Department of Public Works has awarded the contract for dredging in the River Thames to W. E. Phin, Welland. The Public Works Department, will issue tenders to July 5 for the construction of a breakwater at Bare Point, Port Arthur. The steamboat City of New York, owned in Cobourg, ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 695   The Department of Public Works has awarded the contract for dredging in the River Thames to W. E. Phin, Welland. The Public Works Department, will issue tenders to July 5 ...
  • Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co., Ltd.
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 693     The Dominion Parliament amended the company's act of incorporation recently by giving the shareholders power to increase the capital stock to an amount not exceeding $10,000,000. At a special meeting of shareholders on June 26 it was decided to increase the stock from $5,000,000 to ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 693   The Dominion Parliament amended the company's act of incorporation recently by giving the shareholders power to increase the capital stock to an amount not exceeding $10,000,000. At a special meeting ...
  • Great Lakes Wireless Telegraphy
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 691     With reference to the information on this subject published in our last issue, we are officially advised by the radiotelegraph branch of the Naval Service Department that it has been decided that the Dominion Government will install its own wireless telegraph system on the Great Lakes. There ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 691   With reference to the information on this subject published in our last issue, we are officially advised by the radiotelegraph branch of the Naval Service Department that it has been ...
  • Blue Book of American Shipping
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 691     Blue Book of American Shipping.-- In issuing this standard marine directory the publishers announce that for the future it will be issued biennially instead of annually. While the volume aims at covering the marine interests of North America, and does so pretty thoroughly, it gives special ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, p. 691   Blue Book of American Shipping.-- In issuing this standard marine directory the publishers announce that for the future it will be issued biennially instead of annually. While the volume aims ...
  • The Vessel Toiler's Oil Engines
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, pp. 689, 691     A great deal has been written of late about vessels, both large and small, driven by oil engines. As a matter of fact, the number of oil engine propelled seagoing vessels probably does not as yet number more than two or three, and by far the largest of these is ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), July 1911, pp. 689, 691   A great deal has been written of late about vessels, both large and small, driven by oil engines. As a matter of fact, the number of oil engine propelled seagoing ...
  • Ontario and the Great Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), June 1911, pp. 571, 573     The Dominion Parliament has voted $50,000 for improvements in Kingston harbor. The Department of Railways and Canals received tenders, May 31, for dredging the Murray canal. The Department of Railways and Canals received tenders, May 31, for improvements at Port Colborne. The name of ...
    TextNewspaper  The Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON: Acton Burrowes), June 1911, pp. 571, 573   The Dominion Parliament has voted $50,000 for improvements in Kingston harbor. The Department of Railways and Canals received tenders, May 31, for dredging the Murray canal. The Department of Railways ...
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