The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1890

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Yesterday a conference of the members of the wharves and harbour committee of the city council and prominent mariners was held in the council chamber, to discuss the necessity of the dominion government placing range lights in the harbour. There were present Alds. Fenwick, S. Anglin, Gaskin, W. Robinson, James Swift and Messrs. T. Donnelly, James Dix, John Irwin, John Donnelly, sr., John Saunders, J. Donnelly, jr., John Geoghegan, Joseph Murray, C. Martin, T. Taylor, James Fleming, James Murray, H. Larush, T. Mills, secretary of board of trade, and T.O. Bolger, city engineer.

Ald. Fenwick asked for opinions whether range lights were desirable. Capt. Taylor, jr., said lights would keep vessels off the Myles shoal. The city clock light would aid any mariners into the harbor. A light at the drydock will be needed when it is finished. He suggested maps, showing shoals, for distribution to mariners. Capt. T. Donnelly endorsed range lights. They were needed badly to make the harbor absolutely safe. Capt. Murray concurred and added that many shoals needed buoying. Capt. James Dix wanted a light at Four Mile shoal and a bell buoy on the Myles shoal. Capt. T. Donnelly said the light at Snake Island was unsteady. Four Mile shoal should have a bell buoy. Capts. Gaskin, Geoghegan, Saunders and Martin wanted range lights. The following committee was appointed to draft a position to the government showing the dangerous condition of the Kingston harbor and what is necessary to remedy it: Messrs. Gaskin, T. Donnelly, T.F. Taylor, J. Murray, James Dix, and J. Geoghegan. Another meeting of the mariners and committee will be held before the petition is forwarded to Ottawa.

Shipment of Timber - The following amounts of timber from the United States were rafted from July 1st to date by the Calvin Company, Garden Island, for Quebec: oak, 12,060 pieces; pine, 10244 pieces; white wood, 273 pieces; longitudinals, 1,045,478 feet; pipe staves, 12,822 pieces; ash, 11 pieces; poplar, 4 pieces; walnut, 53 pieces; elm, 230 pieces; West India staves, 19,030 pieces.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 11, 1890