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

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The government will be asked to dredge that part of the harbour under Cataraqui bridge.

The September losses foot up to 160 disasters against 149 in August. There were six on Lake Ontario. Total loss $183,500, against $147,700 in August.

The new barge, to be built here this winter by the Montreal transportation company, will have a keel 240 feet long, draw 14 feet of water, and carry 70,000 bushels of grain.

The captain of the barge Jennie has written to the city regarding the late marine disaster in which the Brandon was sunk. He says that the Jennie proved herself on the occasion a most excellent sea boat.

A sad drowning occurred at Portage Ship canal, the victim being one of the crew of the prop. Myles. The work of lightening the boat was begun, and during the operations a young man of the crew slipped off one of the scows and sunk, never arising to the surface. Deceased belonged to Montreal. The Myles suffered no damage from having grounded. She is coming to Kingston with her cargo.

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