The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 23, 1888

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Several captains were in Toronto yesterday attending the meeting of the Canadian marine association. Kingston has secured the vice-presidency and representation on the executive committee. A resolution was passed, Capt. Gaskin moving it, "that in the opinion of this association a dry-dock is badly wanted in Kingston, for the reason that it is there that the bulk of grain is transhipped that goes by the St. Lawrence river and canals, by way of Montreal to Europe, and if an accident should occur to boats in that locality they cannot be docked to repair them; and we strongly urge upon the Dominion government to assist in the construction of a dry dock by convict labour in the above mentioned city that will be sufficiently large to dock any boat running on the chain of lakes, either loaded or light; and that the lessees of said dock, if built, shall charge such dock-dues from time to time as the minister of marine for the time may direct."

Capt. Donnelly got the association to pass a resolution urging a reciprocal act allowing American boats to wreck in Canadian waters. The government will be interviewed on the matter.

From The Blue Books - Expenses of Dominion Government:

(part) This is how the money devoted to the removal of the harbour shoals was expended: John Paul, superintendent, travelling expenses and outlay, night watchman, $1,172.55; W. McKee, foreman, at $2.50 per day, $252.50; divers, $1,116; carpenters, $157.50; tug, engineers and assistants, $1,134.59; W.B. & S. Anglin, tug hire, wood, $435.05; Oldrieve & Horn, rope, $31.48; McMahon Bros., hardware, $15.73; W. Cockburn & Sons, hardware and repairs, $23.22; W. Allen, diving shoes, $7.50, making a total of $4,347.02.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 23, 1888