The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 10, 1887


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p.8 Fishermen In Session - fishermen of Frontenac County want changes.

Incidents Of The Day - The barges Jet, Lark and Beauport, the property of the K. & M.T. Co., are being rebuilt.

W. McRossie has purchased, for the electric light company, the boiler, engine and shafting, used on the str. City of Kingston.

Lively Times In The West - Mr. Bennett, of Bay City, Mich., formerly of Wolfe Island, was in the city yesterday. He says that at Bay City two steambarges are under construction. The diimensions of each are: length, 300 ft.; beam 40 ft.; depth of hold, 20 ft. They will have double decks. Other smaller barges are being built. Their dimensions will be: length, 280 ft., beam 40 ft. Owing to all the shipyards being occupied other vessels cannot be built. He says vessels have been chartered to carry iron ore from the opening of navigation to the 1st of September, at $1.40 freight, from Escomba to Cleveland. Should the liberals be elected to power there is every probability of a large graving dock being built here, so that in future all shipbuilding and repairing will not have to be done in the United States.

They Have Got Boats - At a meeting of the Genessee River and Lake Ontario Nav. Co. held in Rochester it was decided to increase the capital stock of the company from $25,000 to $40,000, and to purchase another vessel, a screw steamer. Capt. J.B. Estes is to take charge of the Sylvan Stream, and will go to Picton in April to fit her. Capt. Aaron Bennett will have charge of the City of Rochester. Dock privileges have been secured for the fleet at Charlotte. It has not been decided just how often the Sylvian Stream will run to the Thousand Islands.


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Date of Original:
Feb. 10, 1887
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KN.15514d
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English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 10, 1887