The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1883

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p.2 Personal Mention - Capt. Samuel Edwards, pioneer of lake navigation, died at Oswego, aged 65.



A special meeting of the Portsmouth Council was called on Wednesday evening to discuss the question of the application of Dugald Macphie, Manager of the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Company, for an assignment of a lease of property to the Montreal Transportation Company. Capt. Gaskin, on behalf of the Montreal Transportation Company, gave his views on the matter of removal, and with respect to the property now occupied by them. He stated, to the satisfaction of the Council, that the Company he represented held all the property formerly occupied by Mr. Macphie's Company, extending from Mitchell's yard to Wishart's wharf, including about two thirds of the water front of the harbor. He corroborated the statement of Mr. G.M. Kinghorn to the City Council of Kingston respecting the control of Portsmouth property, which will be held by them for years to come. On being asked as to the purchase of Peter Mitchell's property Capt. Gaskin said he was willing to pay cash for it at any time at a fair valuation. A responsible person in the audience considered $3,000 a fair sum. Capt. Gaskin, in reply, stated that he was prepared to pay that amount at once, and if this small purchase could be made the Company would acquire all the property fronting on the harbor. After some further remarks an adjournment took place.

March 23, 1883

not published - Good Friday

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 22, 1883