The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1869

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p.2Shipping News - The schooner Orion arrived this morning at Garden Island with staves from Hamilton. The schooners Dauntless and China left the same port last night; the first for Hamilton and the last for Lake Erie. The steamer Grecian left for Prescott this afternoon. The barque D.M. Foster was towed this morning to Gananoque to finish loading scrap iron for Cleveland. The propeller Colonist proceeded to Gananoque last night for wood, and upon her return left at 9 o'clock this morning for Toronto. The schooner Richardson left for Oswego last night with 8,200 bushels of rye. The steam barge Dromedary left the ways in the shipyard last night and has proceeded to Messrs. Davidson & Doran's wharf to complete repairs. The propeller Avon will take her place in the shipyard.

Anglin's Wharf - Launch - On Tuesday last the steam barge R. Anglin, was launched from the yard of R. Anglin, Senr., where she has been built during the past winter. Her length is 104 feet, 22 feet is her width, and her depth of hold is 5 feet; her capacity is 100 cords hardwood. The steam engine which it is intended she shall carry is about 15 horse power, and when completed she will present a very fine specimen of that class of vessels now becoming so justly popular.

In our notice of the business operations and improvements at the various wharves of the city, that of the Messrs. Anglin was unaccountably overlooked. It therefore only remains to notice it in this place, at the same time remarking that although it comes last, it is by no means the least. The wharf of Messrs. R. Anglin, jr., and Bros., is situated at the east end of Wellington street, and is altogether devoted to the lumber and wood trade, in which a very large business is done, and which compels the constant employment of fourteen workmen. An excellent steam saw mill is on the premises, the circular saws of which turn off lumber of every description, while a finer saw is devoted to lath making. The average cutting capacity of the large circular saw is about 6,000 feet per diem. There is also in the establishment a planing machine, so that the proprietors can, of course, furnish lumber either rough or planed, as may be required. The business also includes cedar posts, pickets, and shingles. The establishment has contracts for fire wood with the Provincial Penitentiary and the Royal Mail Line of steamboats, the amount for the last being 8,000 cords, and 3,000 for the former. Last year the Messrs. Anglin had a new steam boiler put up with their machinery at a cost of $1,600, and which is adapted to burning the saw dust for fuel which was formerly a complete waste, and will effect a great saving. In conclusion it only remains to say that the premises of Messrs. Anglin are very well adapted to their purpose, and present a busy scene of industry and thrift, and the establishment takes rank in its particular department as one of the largest in the city.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 29, 1869