The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1890

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The government tug Shanly called at Swift's today.

The sch. Garibaldi left last night for Oswego harbour, with lumber.

The scow John A. is loading coal for points on the Rideau canal.

The prop St. Magnus will lighten 20,000 bushels of wheat this afternoon.

Clearances: schr. Garibaldi, Oswego, lumber; tug Ferris and 2 barges, Oswego.

Arrivals: tug Ferris, Oswego, light; tug Col. By and barge Thistle, Cape Vincent, light.

At Port Colborne: Down, str. Tecumseh and barge, Serpent River to Collinsby, timber; schr. Neelon, Toledo, Collinsby, timber.

The str. St. Lawrence went below the bridge this afternoon. She will remain there until it is decided where her winter quarters will be.

At Port Dalhousie: Up prop. Armenia, Kingston to Toledo, light; Dominion and 2 barges, Kingston to St. Catharines; schr. Homer, Grindstone Island to Chicago, stone.

Down: strs. Calvin and 2 barges, Algoma to Kingston, timber; Algonquin, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Work At the Dry-Dock - A visit to the drydock will well repay any person who wants to see a busy scene. Everywhere there is activity. Derricks, hoists, steam pumps, drills, etc., are handled as though the dry dock was to be finished in the next twenty-four hours. Notwithstanding this rush and the fact that a night gang, nearly 200 strong, is to be put on this week, Mr. Connolly says that the work will probably not be finished till next July. An electric light plant, from the firm's headquarters, is now here, and tomorrow night its rays will illuminate the pit where the men are working. The laying of the stone on the east side and north end is about completed, and that on the west side is now in progress. Two hundred men are employed on the work, although a casual spectator would not think so, but by looking carefully around and noting the regularity and system with which everything is carried out, he will soon wonder how that number of men can do all that is done.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1890