The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1872

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p.2 Harbour Improvement - Our contemporay last evening treated us to a chapter on the above subject which we have not time or space to notice today. One insinuation, however, deserves more than a passing notice. It is as follows:

For some reason the Government officer extended his inspection to Wolfe Island Canal. What, we would like to inquire, has the Canal to do with the appropriation for the improvement of our harbour? We are not unaware that a member of the Government is interested in the deepening of the Canal, but we are very much mistaken if the people of Kingston will allow any part of this paltry and insufficient appropriation for harbour improvement to be diverted from its proper uses and spent in dredging Wolfe Island Canal for the private benefit of anyone, be he Cabinet Minister or not.

We call upon our contemporary to name the "member of the government" who is interested in the deepening of the canal, when we shall have something more to say on the subject.

Marine News

Port Colborne, July 11th - Down - Schr. Helen, Morpeth Dock, Kingston, staves; Eureka, Big Creek, Kingston, staves; prop Maine, Toledo, Ogdensburg, gen. cargo; bark Malta, Lake St. Clair, Clayton, lumber; steam barge Dromedary, Toledo, Montreal, lumber; schr. Sassacus, Toledo, Oshawa, lumber; W.B. Simpson, Chatham, Toronto, lumber; bark China, Port Elgin, Montreal, wheat; schr. Antelope, Wallaceburg, Clayton, staves; brig G. Cook, Toledo, Kingston, timber; schr. Princess Alexandria, Big Creek, Kingston, staves.

Up - Schrs Emerald, Port Colborne, Saginaw, light; Valentine, Kingston, Toledo, light; Jas. Norris, do., do.; D.W. Grant, Hamilton, Port Rowan, light; Kate Kelly, Oswego, Chicago, railroad iron; Jane Ralston, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; Ayr, Kingston, Bay City, light; steam barge Mary Pringle, Ogdensburg, Saginaw, light; schrs. Pride of America, Kingston, Chicago, pig iron; W.G. Collins, Oswego, Toledo; B. Everleigh, Cape Vincent, Cleveland, iron ore; S.H. Lathrop, J.A. Macdonald of Toronto, W.H. Oades, G.C. Finney, Florida, props Young America, schr. Mary Battle, brig Peerless, schr. Corsican, bark British Lion, schr. M.L. Black (sic - Breck ?), steam barge Westford.

p.3 ad - Moonlight Excursion - on steamer Watertown to Bath.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), July 12, 1872