The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1880

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p.3 Wind Wafts - A good deal of shipbuilding is being carried on at Mill Point this winter. No less than 3 steamers and one vessel are on the ways undergoing repairs.

Sale of Vessels - The sale of vessels during the last few weeks include the following well-known boats: the schooner Blanche (A2) 6000 bushel capacity, for $4,000; schooner Kate Eccles (A1), 10,000 bushels capacity for $8,000; schooner Canadian (B1), 9,500 bushels capacity for $2000; schooner Wanderer (A2) 6,500 bushels capacity for $3,000; propeller Kincardine (B1) 9,000 bushels capacity, for $4,000.

Rare Record - Yesterday the harbor was completely clear of ice to Cataraqui Bridge in one direction, and down the river as far as the eye could see - a rare record for the 1st of Feb. The cold weather, especially of last night, wrought a great change, the harbor being again sealed over, and the ice extending up the lake now as far as Nine Mile Point.

New Steamer - The Gazette reports that over $400 was subscribed on Monday last to Capt. N. Hudgin and Robt. Metcalf, of Long Point, for a new wharf and storehouse on Capt. P. Hicks premises for the benefit of the farmers and others. Capt. Hudgin has pledged himself to place a daily steamer between South Bay and Kingston at the opening of navigation, and work on a new boat is to begin at once.

Feb. 3, 1880


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1880