The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1887

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p.1 The Dry Dock Site - This morning the following gentlemen representing the Board of Trade accompanied Mr. Perley, the government officer, in the examination of sites suitable for a dry dock: Messrs. H. Cunningham, Gaskin, J.S. Muckleston, G. Richardson and the Mayor.

And the following sites were examined: The piece of land this side of cotton mill; the Tete du Pont barracks, the Power dry dock property, the vacant land on the other side of Rathbun's lumber yard, King street west, the land at the foot of the penitentiary garden, and the harbor of Portsmouth. Mr. Perley goes back to Ottawa tomorrow.

p.5 Yachts For The Toronto Races - On the 26th inst. the races, arranged by the Toronto yacht club, will be held, and on the following day races will be contended by the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. The yachts Laura and Garfield will take part in the races, and leave tomorrow for Toronto. They will probably remain at Fairhaven tomorrow night. Those who will comprise the Laura's crew are: Capt. Baillie (sailing master), Messrs. John Charles, James Murray, John Begg, A.B. Gillies, G. Jack, Jos. Dix and T. Sproule.

Casting A Propeller Wheel - At the locomotive works yesterday six labourers were asked to assist in casting a wheel, to be used in the M.T. Co.'s new tug. The labourers, considering that the work should be done by moulders, refused to act. The men were discharged. The moulders are still on strike. Through assistance rendered by others the wheel was cast.



The str. St. Lawrence will run excursions from Cape Vincent on Sundays in future.

The schr. Philo Bennett has arrived from Oswego with coal for Breck & Booth.

The schrs. Falconer and Speedwell cleared for Sodus Point today to load coal for Toronto.

The steamer Corsican passed down this morning at 3:30 o'clock with a large number of passengers.

The Oswego Palladium met Capt. Tyo in that burg this week. He has been for more than sixty years a sailor and one of the oldest commanders on the lakes. The captain is over 75 years old and looks as if he was good for 75 more.

Ex-governor Smith of St. Albans, is the owner of the steamer Rothesay, and he had never seen the handsome boat until his visit the other day. He was much pleased, and will bring up a party of friends from St. Albans for a special trip during the season. The rumour the other day that the Rothesay had struck a rock was untrue.

Arrivals: schr. P. Bennett, Oswego, 179 tons coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, 208 tons coal; schr. Greenwood, Charlotte, 270 tons coal.

Clearances: schr. Annie Falconer, Sodus Point, light; schr. A.M. Foster, Oswego, light; schr. Speedwell, Sodus Point, light; sloop Two Brothers, Cape Vincent, 1,500 ties; barge Columbia, Ogdensburg, 115,949 feet lumber.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 20, 1887