The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1887

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p.8 Working The Convicts - Board of Trade discussions (part) - Gaskin wants "a dry dock. The government might build and lease it. There would be lots of work for it to do. In Portsmouth an excellent location could be secured."...

"Capt. Gaskin said that a dry dock would not be built here unless the convicts built it, or the government gave a bigger bonus than two per cent on the capital. "If it will offer five or six per cent, he said, "which it has given in other places, I'll guarantee that capital could be raised here for the work in a little while."...

"Mr. W. Lesslie said it was impossible to complete the present dry dock. In any case there were fissures in the rocks that would let the water in. He had years ago advocated a dry dock at Portsmouth. Whatever helped that place helped Kingston."...

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1887