The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 11, 1885

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p.1 Bedford Mills - Work on the new barge is being pushed on, and she will be completed by the opening of navigation.

p.3 The Steam Yacht Buckingham - The steam yacht Buckingham, which Mr. Davis is building for Mr. Pulsford, of Ottawa, will be shipped to that gentleman via K. & P.R.R. and C.P.R. next week. A wag has said that her speed on her first trip will be about twenty miles per hour.

Incidents Of The Day - The new excursion boat, the Morning Star, will be brought to the city from Quebec on or about the 1st of May. She will undergo considerable repairs before starting out.

Capt. Jas. Hanley states that new signal lamps for this port will be received from the Meteorological Office at Toronto as soon as navigation opens.

Personal Column - Wm. E. Bell to be mate of str. Progress, at Milwaukee.

Position Of the Sailors' Union - President McComb, of the Sailors' Union, has returned from the old country, after an absence of three months and a half. He states that the Kingston branch of the Seamen's Union, as far as finances are concerned, is in a very low condition, and unless it is made simply a seamen's agency, to be controlled by the general branch at Chicago, it will prove ineffectual.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 11, 1885