p.2 WRECKING TUGS
To the Editor of the Globe
Sir; The Oswego Palladium seems to think we Canadians have no wrecking tugs fit to go to sea in heavy weather. This assertion is very far from the truth, as, to say nothing of our other cities, Kingston alone is able to furnish tugs, steam pumps, pontoons, experienced wreckers and their necessary accompaniments, such as diving dresses, etc., to do all of the wrecking on Lake Ontario or the River St. Lawrence on our side, and on the American side also if they will only give us a chance.
Yours truly, A Kingston Wrecker
Kingston, Dec. 22nd, 1877
p.3 Navigation Notes - It is very rarely that such a heading can be put to a paragraph at this time of the year, but it can be done this year without trouble. On Christmas Day the steamer Junita took fifty persons on an excursion from Clayton to Gananoque. The steamer Utica carried a number of excursionists from Belleville and other ports to Picton on Tuesday last, the boat being received at the wharf by a large number of Pictonians, who heartily cheered her. The little steamer Crusoe is doing a good business up the Bay of Quinte these days, and is making trips regularly. She was to leave this afternoon for Picton. There is no appearance of ice anywhere in the Bay.