May 20, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)


1. According to the records of the marine branch of the Department of Marine and Fisheries the following boats were engaged in the carriage of passengers between or to and from ports in Cape Breton in 1926, 1927, and 1928:-
Arichat, 1926, 1927; Aspy, 1926, 1927, 1928; Blue Hill, 1926, 1927, 1928; Boularderie, 1926, 1928; Bras D'Or, 1926, 1927, 1928; Breton, 1928; Electronic, 1926, 1927, 1928; Grandona, 1928; Harry Mathers, 1926 (as SS. Richmond. 1927, 1928); Kinburn, 1926, 1927, 1928; Lake-view, 1926, 1927, 1928; Magdalen, 1927, 1928; Mary, 1926, 1927, 1928; Pearl Can, 1926, 1927, 1928; Peerless, 1926, 1927, 1928; Pont de Canseau, 1926, 1928; Prince Albert, 1927, 1928; Richmond (See SS. Harry Mathers above); Robert G. Cann, 1926, 1927, 1928; Scotia No. I, 1927, 1928; Scotia No. II, 1926, 1927, 1928; Sir Charles Tupper, 1928.
2. The boats were inspected by federal government steamship inspectors in the years set opposite their names in the answer to No. 1 above.
3. Certified officers-(a) Master-certificate
as master of a passenger boat is required; (b) Mate-in the case of a steamboat over 400 tons registered tonnage or carrying over 40 passengers, a properly certificated mate is also required; (c) Engineers

the chief and other engineers must each hold a proper engineer's certificate or permit according to the nominal horse-power of the engine. .
Life-saving equipment-(a) Life-boat or buoyancy apparatus accommodation for all passengers and crew; (b) Life jackets for all passengers and crew.
At the time of inspection non-compliance with requirements was found as follows:- Boularderie, 1926, engineer had no permit; 1928, engineers had no permits, 2 life-buoys required; Breton, 1928, engineers had no permits; Grandona, 1928, no certificated master, engineer had no permit, buoyant apparatus not fitted, 2 life-buoys required; Pont de Canseau, 1926, life-boats not approved, engineer had no permit; 1928, no certificated master or mate, 2nd engineer had no permit; Sir Charles Tupper, no certificated master or mate, 2nd engineer had no permit.
Note.-The Boularderie and Breton were being operated by the one crew of 4. The Pont de Canseau and Sir Charles Tupper were being operated by the one crew of 6.
4. Answered by No. 1.

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