The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1867

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p.2 Colors Half Mast - in respect to Campion Taylor, who sailed on father's and brother's boats.

Wire Rigging - The wire rigging for ships introduced to the notice of builders on the lakes by Captain Gaskin appears to be finding great favor with American vessel owners. We understand that contracts have been entered into to supply some thirteen American vessels with this description of rigging during the winter, and that the Champion, disabled at the Manitoulin Islands will be refitted in the spring with wire rigging. Not only do the strength, lightness, and elegance of wire rigging tell in its favor, but the inferior quality of hempen rigging at present procurable in the American market is said to leave little or no choice, but to compel the selection of the stronger material.

Ice on the Bay of Quinte - The ice on that part of the Bay of Quinte known as the lower gap, went out bodily yesterday with a change of wind, and worked round Ninemile Point until it disappeared. There were three fishermen on it when it started, who had to be rescued with the aid of small boats.

Fresh Herrings - Large quantities of fresh herrings are now being caught up the Bay of Quinte, having just come in again in abundance.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 12, 1867