The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1887

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The schr. Emerald is in port with 21,850 bushels of wheat from Detroit.

Breck & Booth have chartered the schr. Erie Stewart, to carry stone from Howe Island to Toronto at $4 per toise.

Capt. Williamson of the str. Ida says: "The freight traffic this summer on the Rideau route is going to be almost as large again as it was last year. The carrying business between Kingston and Montreal is rapidly increasing, as the rates by rail are nearly one third more on some goods and fully a half more on others."

p.8 They Want The Dry Dock - The Portsmouth council has awakened to the advantages to be derived from a dry dock located within the corporation, and at the last meeting a resolution was passed as follows: "Moved by John Fisher, seconded by James Adams and resolved, that this village council offers all the facilities that lie in its power towards securing a site in the harbor, and offering the use of the lots around the town hall, in case the dry dock is built here."

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 18, 1887