The Montreal and Lake Superior Line, which heretofore operated six steamers, viz.: A. E. AMES, J. H. PLUMMER and H. M. PELLATT of the Canadian Lake and Ocean Navigation Company; WAHCONDAH and NEEPAWAH, owned by R. O. and A. B. Mackay interests, Hamilton, and the Fairgrieve steamer ARABIAN, under the joint management of F. Plummer, A. B. Mackay and J. B. Fairgrieve, has been dissolved.
They are lofty between decks, have three hatchways, fitted with triple (expansion) engines, h.p. nominal 99, cylinders 17 1/2, 26 1/2 and 44 inches diameter, 30 inch stroke, one tubular boiler, working pressure 160 lbs; water ballast in double bottoms and peaks; three steam winches, steam steering gear, one deck steel, and complete awning deck.
The Canadian Lake Line, with its seven steamships, will give a regular semi-weekly service between Montreal, Prescott, Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Cleveland, Windsor, Walkerville, Courtright, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Port Arthur and Fort William. It will be under the general management of F. Plummer, Toronto, with the following staff: traffic manager, H. Young, Toronto; general agent, J. Brown, Montreal; soliciting freight agent, Montreal, J. Nelligan; agent, Toronto, W. H. Hickey; agent, Hamilton, E. Jordan; agent, Cleveland, Ohio, C. C. Phillpott; agent, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, G. A. Boyd; general agent, Port Arthur and Fort William, J. J. O'Connor; with general agents at each of the twin ports; general agent, Winnipeg, J. McLerie. The Michigan Central Railroad agent will represent the line at Courtright, Ontario, the Wabash Railroad agent at Windsor, and the Pere Marquette Railroad agent at Sarnia.
These vessels will be operated as the Merchants and Montreal - Lake Superior Line, the intermediate ports of call being Toronto, Hamilton, Cleveland, Windsor, Walkerville, Courtright, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, and Port Arthur. G. E. Jaques and Company, Montreal, have been appointed general eastern agents, and will have charge of Montreal and Toronto traffic, G. Sommerville being general agent at Toronto, and T. Burke, soliciting freight agent. R. O. and A. B. Mackay, Hamilton, will be general western agents in charge of Hamilton district, southern Ontario, lines of Wabash, Michigan Central, and Pere Marquette Railroads at Detroit and St. Clair River ports. H. W. Cowan, formerly with the old Montreal and Lake Superior Line, will be engaged with R.O. and A. B. Mackay.
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