Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1909
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p.5 Personal Mention - William Kennedy, Garden Island, has been engaged as chief engineer of the steamer City of Montreal, and his brother, John Kennedy, will occupy a similar position on the steamer City of Ottawa. Both left Sunday to fit out the vessels.

p.6 Wolfe Island News - Feb. 27th - Robert Berry has been engaged as mate for the steamer Wolfe Islander for the next season at thirty-five dollars a month.

March 2, 1909

p.3 Wolfe Island Council - March 1st - ....steamboat accounts paid: McKelvey & Birch, amount of account $287; James Crawford, one month, captain, $50; L. Mullin, six days engineer, $13.40; E. Walker, six days, fireman, $7; .....Moved, Grimshaw-Niles, and resolved that council reinstate every employee of the steamer Wolfe Islander for 1909, on the same terms as last year; Moved, Grimshaw-Greenwood, that D. Simmons be engaged as engineer for 1909 at the same figure as last year. Carried

p.5 Portsmouth Council - ....Word was received from Hon. William Harty that a small amount had been placed in the Dominion supplementary estimates for repairs to the Portsmouth pier.

March 3, 1909

p.2 Will Carry Ice - The schooner Ford River and two of the Calvin company's steamers have been chartered to carry ice to some of the ports on the upper lakes at the opening of navigation. The schooner Ford River is already being loaded with ice. A number of men have been in the city the past few days, endeavoring to secure boats to carry the ice.

p.5 Kingston Expert Consulted - John Donnelly, of the Donnelly Wrecking company was in Rochester, N.Y., on Tuesday, having been called there for consultation regarding the raising of the tug Yates, sunk in the Genessee river, near the steamboat landing.

March 4, 1909

p.1 Latest News - The work of excavating in the new harbor at Port Colborne has so far cost $2,077,246 apart from the new $800,000 elevator.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Capt. Jeremiah Hurley will sail on the schooner Acacia this summer.

p.5 Life Prisoner Dead - John Welch, one of the three Welland canal dynamiters.

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1 Mar 1909
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Mar 1909