The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 2, 1874

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p.2 Police Court - Capt. John Gaskin charged man with stealing pig iron from wharf of Messrs. A. Gunn & Co.

p.4 Customs Imports - (henceforth C.I. - a list of vessels and cargoes arriving at port of Kingston) Dec. 30th - str. Pierrepont, from Cape Vincent, (with list of cargo consigned to various individuals)

New Contract Regulations - Ottawa, Dec. 30th - The Government have decided on asking for new tenders for the works on the Welland Canal. It is understood that this course has been decided on in consequence of the irregularities in many of the tenders formerly received, and the necessity of having stringent regulations to prevent the ceaseless trouble now experienced by the Government with nearly all the contractors. No tender will be considered at all in the future unless the name of every member of any firm tendering is signed in full, as well as the sureties; security in real estate or the equivalent to the extent of 5 per cent of the gross amount of the contract will be required; while in progress the estimates will be paid to the extent of nine per cent of the work done. Subletting of contracts will not be allowed. It is understood that these terms will be rigidly adhered to, and intending contractors will have to govern themselves accordingly. It is also said that some modification of the canal plans is under consideration.


(available on microfilm at Queen's University - Stauffer Library, unless otherwise noted)

(Oct. 9, 1874 - Dec. 31, 1874 is missing)

* Note: the regular arrival of the ferry boats Maud, Pierrepont and Watertown are not considered important to the purposes of this data-base and will only be noted until end of April to indicate start of navigation season.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Jan. 2, 1874