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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 7, 1883


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p.2 Steamboat Engineers - Toronto, Feb. 7th - A number of steamboat engineers met last night in response to a request from their brethren at Kingston. It was decided to petition the House of Commons on the subject, and ask for amendments of the Act.

p.3 An Old Ship Doomed - The famous old war ship at Sackett's Harbor is to be sold. The building of it was commenced soon after the victory at New Orleans, and it was named in honor of that event in the winter of 1814-15. In sixty days from the time the timber stood in the woods the ship was advanced to its present state. On receipt of the news of peace the work was stopped. During the construction of the vessel hundreds of choppers and numerous teams and teamsters were at work, while the ship carpenters brought from the seaboard by Eckford, swarmed the sides of the growning hull. In another thirty days the ship would have been finished. In its disappearance Sackett's Harbor will lose a curiosity which has attracted sightseers during sixty-eight years.


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Date of Original:
Feb. 7, 1883
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KN.14639c
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 7, 1883