The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1883

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p.2 Dominion Canals - A Tarriff of Tolls Levied On Vessels & Cargoes - in force since

June 15th.

A Great Sufferer - yacht George Frederick pounded against G.T. wharf.

p.3 A Visiting Yacht - Condor, 22 tons, Toronto Yacht Club.

Garden Island Marine - The schr. Bessie Barwick has arrived from Manistee with a cargo of pine timber. The schrs. Augusta, Jessie Breck and Mary Battle have cleared, light, for Toledo, to load timber for the island.

New Canadian Life Boats.

The Deputy Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Mr. Smith, has returned from Buffalo, which he has been visiting officially in connection with the two life boats to be placed at Wellington and Poplar Point. The one last built combines every invention and patent in connection with life boats which has been discovered. She is self-bailing, self-righting and insubmergible. The bottom is divided into compartments, which are filled with pieces of cork covered with shellac, which have the double advantage of acting as ballast and giving flotation power. It is almost impossible to upset her, and if she is upset she rights herself in one quarter of a minute and clears herself of water immediately. She will carry as many persons as can crowd into her, and would not sink if she had a dozen holes knocked in her bottom. If fact, she is the most wonderful life boat Mr. Smith has ever seen, and if she had been in London in time for the Exhibition would certainly have taken the prize of 600 pounds sterling. She is now on her way from Buffalo to her station at Wellington. She can carry a crew of six or eight men and double banked if necessary. She is twenty-six feet long and over five feet beam.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1883