The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1888

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The schr. Queen of the Lakes is loading lumber at Deseronto for Oswego.

Breck & Booth have chartered the prop. Tilley to carry iron ore to Cleveland.

The Nile and two barges, from Trenton, discharged lumber, lathe and shingles.

The schr. Singapore cleared yesterday from Portsmouth with 300,000 feet of lumber for Ogdensburg.

Richardson & Sons load the schrs. Two Brothers with grain at Bath, and the B.W. Folger at Gananoque for Oswego.

The Port Hope Times, in mentioning the laying up of the Norseman, says: "The officers have all shown a peculiar fitness for their positions. Capt. Dunlop has secured the good will and confidence of all by his genial, courteous manner and thorough seamanship, and he will be warmly welcomed back. The purser, D. Cunningham, performs his duties faithfully and is pleasant and agreeable at all times, and the same may be said of Mr. Rielly. He is always at his post, and has no superior on the lakes as an engineer."

Cornwall, Nov. 7th - Mr. Davis, contractor for the building of the new locks on the Cornwall canal, is in town. He came to look over the work and make preliminary arrangements. The stone for the locks will be got from the quarries in Cornwall township during the winter, and from a quarry near Kingston during the season of navigation. From eighty to hundred men will be employed in stripping the quarries and in getting out the stone. There will be about 300 stone cutters and other workers of various kinds, which will bring the total up to 500 or more this winter. When the work is in full running order next summer it is estimated that the pay roll will include from 1,500 to 2,000 men, a small army in itself. The excavation of the pits for the new locks will be commenced this fall. The building of the locks must commence by the 15th June, 1889, under the contract, and the whole work be completed by the 21st April, 1891. It is estimated that each lock will take about 7,000 yards of stonework and the waste weirs 10,000 yards each. The total stonework on the contract is roughly figured at 45,000 yards. Between the excavations for the locks, the dredging of the canal and heightening the banks, it is expected that about one million yards of earth will have to be moved. The latter contract is in the hands of the Gilbert dredging company. They will not begin work until next spring.

Mr. Page, chief engineer of canals, has spent the last two days at the break on the Cornwall canal, and has left Mr. Conway pushing on the repairs with great energy. The embankment, which is being made to fill up the breach, is nearly up to the full height, and is now being widened and strengthened as well as raised so as to make it safe against the pressure of water. The prospects are that, with good weather, navigation can be reopened about Saturday.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 7, 1888