The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1868

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p.2 The Village of Portsmouth - This village bids fair to recover from the stagnation of business under which it has been for some time labouring, caused by the discontinuance of the ship building operations at the Bay, and the prospect is favourable at present for a steady run of work, through the approaching winter, and which will most probably ultimately become a permanency. These prospects are caused by the engagement entered into by Peter Mitchell, who has contracted to rebuild the propeller Colonist this winteer, also an elevator for Messrs. Glassford & Jones, along with one of their large barges. We understand also that the Inland Navigation Company have purchased the property in the Bay formerly owned by Mr. Berry, where they intend building a dry-dock sufficiently large to admit any of their largest steamers.

Marine - The barque John Breden arrived yesterday from Chicago, having on board 20,000 bushels of corn. She is discharging at Carruthers' wharf. The schooner Quickstep from the same port, with corn also, arrived yesterday, bound for Prescott. These are probably the last vessels of the season from Chicago.

-The steam barge Dromedary arrived this afternoon with a broken shaft from Oswego. She was towed in by the Crusade (sic - Crusader ?) of Oswego.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 5, 1868