The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1887

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p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The steamers McArthur and Glengarry are being rebuilt. The former will be made 2' deeper than she is at present.

For The City's Benefit - Board of Trade annual report - (part) Capt. Gaskin made an address in reference to the dangerous shoals in the harbor and moved a resolution urging upon the minister of public works the great and urgent necessity there was to remove them. Their non-removal would, after the serious accident to the prop. Myles, operate strongly against the shipping interests of this port and would be detrimental to the through carrying trade. The shoals desired to be removed were those opposite the penitentiary and below Cedar Island. Seeing that many of the vessels now arriving in Kingston harbor are now drawing fourteen feet of water, and as there is only eleven or twelve feet of water on the shoals, the department was requested to commence this most important work early in the spring of 1887. The motion prevailed. Capt. Thomas Taylor made a fine address regarding shipping interests; it will appear tomorrow.

Canadian Marine Association - A meeting of the Kingston Marine Association was held on Monday afternoon and Capt. Gaskin appointed to meet the Canadian Marine (insurance) Association at a special conference in Toronto on Thursday. The gentlemen present made various suggestions which Capt. Gaskin will present to the underwriter's meeting.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1887