Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jan 1909
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A well attended meeting of marine men was held last night in the mariners' and mates' rooms, when matters pertaining to the season's work were discussed and a good time spent socially.

In addition to the local men there were present Capt. Hinckley, Oswego; Capt. Adams, Chaumont, N.Y.; Capt. John Gowan, Deseronto; Capt. Frank DeWitte, Picton; Capt. Dover, Belleville; Peter Doherty, marine engineer, Oswego; Capt. Matthews, Brighton; Capt. Barnhardt, Deseronto; and Mr. Button, Gananoque.



Detroit, Jan. 21st - President and General Manager Coulby, of the Pittsburg Steamship company, announced at last night's session of the Lake Carriers' Association meeting that his company's "open shop" policy with respect to hiring of all classes of men for his boats from captain down, is going to continue, and that if the men want to fight on the question he is ready for them. President Wright, of the Dominion Marine Association immediately declared that the Canadian owners are with the United States owners on this question. The Lake Carriers' Association by an unanimous vote declared its position identical with that of President Coulby.

The new insurance plan of lake vessel owners was approved by over sixty million dollars worth of vessel property and one million dollars worth of tonnage. James Playfair of Midland, Ont., was selected as the Canadian representative on the advisory board having direction of this insurance movement. The association's annual banquet was held last night.

Jan. 22, 1909

p.4 Had Cold Dip - Capt. Corkey, while cutting ice from around the steambarge Navajo, broke through, got out.

Jan. 23, 1909

p.1 Mr. Cassels' Report - Touching The Marine Dep't Investigation - patronage and other problems found, discussed. (2 columns)

p.3 Notice of Unwatering Canal - Cornwall canal to be drained from March 28th to April 30th.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Jan 1909