The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 14, 1887

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p.8 They Want The Facts - It is the intention of the sailors to hold a meeting shortly. Capt. Thomas Donnelly, who went to Ottawa in their behalf, will be asked to give particulars of the interview between him and the minister of marine.

On A Collecting Tour - Rev. Thomas Bone of Welland Canal mission collecting money; last year the citizens gave him $151.

The Work On The Shoal - Capt. Paul, D. McCormack and F. Rourke, who have been locating a shoal opposite Murney Tower, have completed their work. Capt. Paul will send a chart of the shoal to Ottawa. It was found that in some places the water over the shoal was only 13 feet deep, while in others it was forty feet.

Incidents Of The Day - Mr. W. Robinson, jr. commenced the repainting of the M.T. Co.'s boats this morning.

When the prop. Myles sank last fall she had on board 45,000 bushels of grain. Since then only about 8,000 bushels of it have been released from her hold.

The str. Rideau Belle has received a new pilot house, placed on her upper deck, and is improved by it. This year three trips a week will be made to Smith's Falls, and her staff will be Capt. Noonan, assisted by Capt. Fleming; Wm. Bajus purser; Thomas Simmons engineer.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 14, 1887