The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 21, 1880

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p.3 Public Works - (part) In regard to navigation, dredging was carried so far in Picton as to partly form a turning basin on the east side of the harbour. The work is incomplete, however. The dredging at Belleville has given a depth of 10 feet of water at the lowest gauge over the shoal. Two shoals - one between Bald Head Island and Snake and Pine Points, and another at Consecon, recquire to be deepened. The people of Consecon want a depth of 9 feet in their harbour.

Wind Wafts - On the glare ice of 2 days ago, and under a heavy wind, Donnelly's ice-boat travelled from Garden Island to Kingston in 2 minutes.

The Robber - Capt. Eccles, who had money and papers stolen (details).

Loading Ice - We learn that Messrs. L.W. Breck and Company, have contracted to load 6 vessels with ice for Toledo. Ice promises to be a great scarcity in the west, and hence the charters at rates which will allow the vessel men a good margin in the inauguration of the next season of navigation. At Wolfe Island the bark Robert Gaskin will also load ice for a western port. Eight charters have been made, and the number is likely to be materially increased.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 21, 1880