The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 9, 1888

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p.8 Kingston Is The Place - Thomas Marks, Port Arthur, had an interview with Hon. Mackenzie Bowell, Ottawa, with reference to the importation of a new steel steamer, which is now being built in Scotland, at a cost of over $100,000. She is intended for the grain trade between Port Arthur and Kingston. On her arrival in Montreal she will be cut in half so as to pass through the St. Lawrence canals, and it was the intention of Mr. Marks to have her put together in an American port, but on the minister of customs pointing out that he would have to pay duty on the amount of work done on the vessel in the United States, and that the labor might be performed just as satisfactorily at Kingston, Deseronto or some other Canadian port and the duty avoided, Mr. Marks looked favorably on the suggestion and will doubtless take advantage of it.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 9, 1888