The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1874

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p.2 The Ice - firm enought to walk on; two vessels in ice should go down American channel.

Lighted - The Light House on Nine Mile Point was lighted last night for the first time this season.

Board of Trade

(part) they had received a copy of a memorial relating to "Canadian Tonnage & Mr. Plimsolls's Bill," which had been forwarded to the Governor in Council, by which it was hoped the subject would command the favourable attention of Parliament.

"Mr. Power moved, seconded by Mr. McNeil, that Captain W.R. Taylor, A. McPhie, Jas. Swift, Wm. Stewart, W.R. Mingaye, W.R. Taylor, Capt. Lewis, C.F. Gildersleeve and the mover be a committee to inquire into the new act relating to the Registry of Vessels, cap. 128, and report at next special meeting of the Board."

"A lengthy communication from the Hamilton Board of Trade, addressed to the Public Works Department, relative to the enlargement of the St. Lawrence Canals, was read, and many of the statements controverted by several of the speakers, particularly that referring to the detention of sailing vessels at Kingston. The statement being that "sailing vessels are often delayed at that port (Kingston) waiting for elevators or other causes from a week to ten days, and the average time lost by a propeller at Kingston, in consequence of being obliged to lighten, is about thirty-six hours." Mr. Carruthers stated that vessels were not detained more than two days at Kingston during the last season, and that the detentions were at Montreal. Ultimately on motion of Mr. R.M. Ford, the circular was ordered to be laid on the table."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1874