The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1878

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p.3 Marine Notes

Parliamentary Bills - A bill has been introduced into Parliament by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries to amend so much of the "Act Respecting Deck Loads" as would make it "unlawful for any master of the ship, at certain seasons to carry live stock, on or above any part of the upper deck of such ship, is hereby repealed; and the words "any cargo of any description to any height exceeding three feet above deck," in the second section of the said Act, shall not include or apply to livestock."

Another Bill has been introduced to repeal the 23rd section of the Imperial "Merchant Shipping Act" as applies to vessels in Canadian waters.

Unofficial soundings in the channel at the entrance to Chicago harbour show that there is generally a depth of 14 1/2 to 15 1/2 feet of water.

An Owen Sound despatch, of Saturday, says the steamer Silver Spray was burned to the water's edge at the dock. Loss $20,000.

The vessels arriving at Chicago Thursday were coated with snow and ice.

It is expected that the steamer Hastings will make her first trip up the Bay on Monday next.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1878