The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 20, 1882

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p.3 The Rideau Canal - figures on year's business.

Portsmouth The Choice - The President of the Montreal Transportation Co. passed westward yesterday, en route to San Francisco, to meet his son returning from Australia. We are again informed that Portsmouth is the favorite place for the conduct of the new Company's forwarding business next year. The Council must do something handsome in order to retain here an interest so largely contributory to the prosperity of the city.

Rescued Vessels - The following were the vessels rescued by Capt. J.F. Allan, Superintendent of Calvin & Son's wrecking party, during the season of 1882: Steam barge Saxon, at Picton; schr. Nellie Theresa, at Mexico Bay; schr. Bavaria, at Snake Island; schr. Wm. Elgin, at Steven's Bar; schr. Russia, at Snake Island; schr. Gleniffer, at Poplar Point; barge Alice Pacey, at Camp Ground Shore; schr. Midland Rover, at Toronto, (sunk).

Proposed Life Stations - It is not stated where the life-boats ordered by the Government will be stationed, but no doubt in exposed and dangerous positions. There are several places where it would be necessary to keep a boat and crew, for example at Salmon Point, Nine Mile Point, Cove Island, Georgian Bay, some place between Collingwood and Penetanguishene, other dangerous places on the lakes, the Gulf, and coasts of the Maritime Provinces. In Toronto the Mail says there would be no difficulty in finding volunteers, and for chief no better man could be had than Captain W.D. Andrews. With a view to learn the various methods of rescuing the perishing he attached himself for a time to the United States service, Buffalo. Although he had a tempting offer to continue in the service Captain Andrews did not accept it. He has saved in all some seventeen lives.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 20, 1882