The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 4, 1880

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p.3 Welland Canal - This improvement in the highway of commerce is not to be suffered to benefit Canada alone. Oswego businessmen and Congressional representatives are bestirring themselves to obtain from the General Government an appropriation towards the widening and deepening of the harbor there. The grounds stated are: "In anticipation of the opening of the new Welland Canal, and as Oswego is the only place upon Lake Ontario which can compete with Canadian ports, and turn the grain transportation from Canada to the American shore." Meanwhile the Canadian gov't is allowing Kingston harbour to take care of itself. Many thousands can be given to a Quebec graving dock, but an Ontario dry-dock must go unassisted. It is not difficult to foresee that Oswego and Ogdensburg will reap the benefits of the new canals, for which Canadian taxpayers are sweating. They will do the dancing while we can pay the piper.

Wind Wafts - The Chicago Seamen's Union has a fund of $12,000, and has assisted needy and sick members to the extent of $3,000.

The Ice - a steamer went out on Monday, but now the lake is frozen hard.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 4, 1880