Daily News (Kingston, ON), Feb. 2, 1876
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p.2 The Graving Dock - The work on Mr. Power's new graving dock is progressing as rapidly as possible under the circumstances, and considering the wetness of the season a good deal of work has been done. As would be noticed by our report of the City Council meeting, Mr. Power has made an application for aid, basing his appeal on the fact that a large number of vessels have to be taken away from Kingston on account of want of sufficient dock accommodation for making necessary repairs. This state of things would be remedied by the graving dock now in course of construction. The necessary powers having been obtained, money is now wanted to complete the work, and Mr. Power asks the citizens to assist him either by taking stock in the undertaking or by granting him a bonus. The total amount required for the construction of the dock is $50,000; and Mr. Powers thinks if he could raise about $20,000, in addition to the $30,000 already laid out, he would be able to complete the undertaking so as to dock vessels during the ensuing season of navigation. The work will be of great value to the city, and it certainly deserves the support of all those who have the commercial prosperity of Kingston at heart. The deepening of the Welland Canal will necessitate something of this kind being done, and we have no doubt that the City Council will deal liberally with the proprietor.
p.3 Montreal - It is announced that the Directors of the Union Navigation Company have completed negotiations with the Richelieu Company for the steamboats Athenian and Abyssinian.
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- Feb. 2, 1876
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- Rick Neilson
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