The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 11, 1887

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p.1 Incidents Of The Day - There is some talk of the M.T. Co. building a steambarge this winter.

McEwen & Son have received the contract to compound the engines of the str. Reliance, owned by Rathbun & Son.

The dimensions of the tow barge now being built at the M.T. Co.'s shipyard are: length 182 ft., width 32 ft., hold 12 ft.

G.H. Notter, ship and steamboat builder, writes to Ald. Thompson, asking him to engage all the men he can to work at Buffalo at $2.25 per day. Steady work for good ship carpenters is promised.

p.8 The Propeller Myles - Men were engaged in cutting the ice surrounding the sunken prop. Myles today. Spiles have been driven in the ice, and it was the intention, had the weather been fine, to have attempted by the aid of chains to raise the boat off the bottom.

Tendering For Boat Building - Mr. Davis, of this city, has tendered for 2 scows, to be built by the government for dredging purposes. He does not know whether he or any Canadian will be successful in securing the contract. In 1884 he tendered for two scows, which the government had, together with a dredge and pleasure yacht, built in Buffalo. This is the way Canadian shipbuilders have been protected by the government in the past.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 11, 1887