The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 3, 1884

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p.3 Is There Partiality? - Capt. Smith went before the Marine Examiners on Saturday. Objection was taken to one of his papers. There was a little scene when Capt. Smith declared that two previous candidates had passed through on bogus papers and that nothing was said. Capt. Smith has looked up the facts and insists he can prove his statements by the Custom House books. The Examiners will surely not let the charge pass.Making Life Preservers - The ship-chandlers are now busily employed in the manufacture of life preservers. The Act and the opinions of the Marine Inspectors differ in regard to the buoyancy of these things. If the Inspectors are right three-fourths of the life-preservers will be condemned, as very few of them will sustain 23 lbs. of iron submerged. Messrs. Oldrieve & Horn have patented a life preserver which, they claim, is "the best in America." It is so constructed that the cork fits close under the arms and supports the body much better than the old style of preservers.

The New President - The seamen at present discuss the Presidency of the Union. Canvassing is being indulged in by the candidates and their friends. The nominations will occur tomorrow evening and the elections a week after

Here & There - Capt. Estes, who passed the marine examination here, is one of the projectors of the scheme to purchase the str. Flower City and run her between Charlotte and Alexandria Bay. The boat, rebuilt, will cost $50,000.

new steamer building by St. Lawrence Steamboat Co.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 3, 1884