The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1885

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p.2 Survey of Canal Waters - F.A. Wise, the government engineer, having a steam yacht and helpers, is prosecuting the survey of the Rideau Canal waters between Washburn and Kingston Mills, to reach an estimate of the cost of removing the upper lock at the latter point and placing it higher up on the route in order to reclaim a large stretch of farm land now flooded.

General Items - Capt. Harbottle has been holding an investigation into the cause of the collision between the steamers Quinte and Hero, which took place at Bath. He reports to the Department of Marine.

He Had A Narrow Escape - Capt. Cornelius, of the schr. Gazelle, which recently capsized abreast of Hurst's wharf, on the Bay of Quinte, was spoken to today. He states that his vessel is a complete wreck. Her remains are not worth more than $150. When she capsized he had a narrow escape from drowning, and was only saved by one of the crew pulling him out of the water.

p.5 Building The Tay Canal - description of work in progress. [Perth Courier]

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Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1885