The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 24, 1882

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p.3 Boating Club Difficulties - owe money.


A gentleman who has just returned from the Western centres of trade states that there will be a larger amount of coarse freight moved this year on the lakes than ever before.

"What do you mean by coarse freights?" queried the reporter.

"Lumber, ties and iron ore. There will be more of the latter shipped from Marquette than in any previous season. There has been a greater demand for vessels within the past thirty days than at any time since last fall."

Speaking of timber he thought there would be a great deal to move and much of it would come to Kingston. There will also be considerable grain, but the rates given will rule low.

New Dry Dock Project.

Relative to the formation of a Dry Dock Company, it is thought that the Company has only been organized so that arrangements can be made with the Government to place an amount in the estimates for the building of a dock in Canada. It is greatly needed, and if placed here would earn the money now paid for repairs at American dockyards.

Later information, received this afternoon, states that the Government have decided to place $80,000 in the estimates as a loan, at a small rate of interest, to assist in equipping the dry dock here. The Company, as formed, consists of the best known marine men on the frontier, and they will provide the requisite capital, about $70,000, which, with the Government loan, will place a dry dock on a sound basis, and fit it for any work required of it. The unfinished dry dock, at Power's shipyard, will probably be secured for the location of the new works.

Miscellaneous Notes.

The new smoke stacks for the Flower City are completed. They were made in this city and have been sent to Clayton, N.Y.

Messrs. Rees & Dennis will do a more extended rafting business at the foot of Wolfe Island this season. They have engaged G.H. Vincent for foreman.

The steamer Traveller has been put in as thorough repair as before her wreck in Lachine Lake. She has been making trips from the Island to Kingston, taking withs and binders back with her.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 24, 1882