The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1882

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The prop. Lake Michigan is loading 100 tons of iron rails for Hamilton.

A Toledo paper informs a Canadian Captain how he can avoid paying the tonnage tax. He can load his vessel for Kingston and clear for Cape Vincent, and when out of port destroy the Canadian papers and report upon those he first took out. He will save 20 % in this way.

The tugmen of the Welland Canal dispute the assertion that their charges are excessive. We have produced evidence to the contrary. Scarcely a vessel man enters port who does not complain of the imposition of the canal ring. If the tugs are sometimes without business it is because there are too many of them. The vessel men, however, pay for all the idleness the tugmen suffer.

p.3 Visiting The Shoals - This afternoon Capt. Donnelly, of the Dominion Wrecking Company, kindly placed the harbor tug H.M. Mixer at the disposal of a Whig representative, who desired to inspect the shoal at which Capt. Paul is working. The craft quickly steamed over alongside the scows. Ten men attend to the divers, draw up the loose stones by means of a derrick, and pile them carefully upon the scows. All the loose stone will be taken off the shoal before any blasting is begun. This will occupy until far into the fall, as the Point Frederick is over an acre in extent. It will take five or six years to blow it up so that a mean depth of fourteen or sixteen feet of water can be secured. At present the loose stone is used to fill in the new wharf recently built by the Montreal Transportation Company. The divers who attach the chains around the loose stones remain under water for about two hours at a time. Their work is heavy. Capt. Paul, the Superintendent, has just received from Montreal, a new diving dress and air pump. The dress is very peculiar and very heavy, except when under water.

Aquatic Attractions - much more on Letter C. - Amelia rivalry, personalities, agreement.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 12, 1882