The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1863

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p.2 The Wharves - Men were engaged yesterday in making some much-needed repairs on the Atlantic Wharf. New plank has been laid down in several places, which were in a very dangerous and dilapidated state, an improvement which will be appreciated by all who have occasion to frequent the dock. Similar repairs are needed on some of the other wharves of the city. Several of them are full of man-traps, and it is surprising that accidents have not occurred long before this. Many of the whole planks are rotten and unsafe, and some of the holes are large enough to admit a good sized body. There are no localities in the city on which more care should be bestowed than the docks. In the summer season the greater part of the business is done on the wharves, and every precaution should be taken to prevent accidents. During the season of navigation persons connected with the vessels in port are under the necessity of passing up and down the wharves at late hours in the night, and they do so at the risk of their limbs when these thoroughfares are covered with broken and rotten plank.

p.3 Imports - 20.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 21, 1863