The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1878

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p.3 Yacht Adrift - Mr. T. Robertson's yacht Laura, while lying at the dock this morning with her mainsail and jib up, broke adrift from her moorings, and sailed across to Point Frederick, where she grounded. The tug Lady Franklin went out and pulled her off the shoal before much damage was done.

Got Off - The Hiram A. Calvin, under command of Captain John Donnelly, pulled the schooner Richardson off the Amherst Island shore on Saturday afternoon. Three pulls were all that were required for the purpose. The damage done is very slight.

Ald. Gaskin and The Dry Dock

Ald. Gaskin wishes us to state that with the exception of substituting the word "stock" for "bonus," he takes back nothing in his speech on the dry dock question. He is prepared to defend anything he has said on this subject, and to prove that Messrs. Carruthers, Gunn & Co. are not the great friends of the workingmen they are said to be. So far as the competition with Holcomb & Stewart is concerned, he is prepared to show that the Company with which he is connected sends down the river almost two bushels for one which the other sends.

Mr. Robert Curran, of Garden Island, has spent several days in a canvass on Division, Elm, and neighbouring streets. Messrs. Calvin & Breck are putting in their heavy timber. [Whig]

Messrs. Calvin & Breck also put in some heavy timber for the schooner Singapore, recently launched at the shipyard, and when they sent in their bills to the ostensible proprietor of that establishment, they found that the vessel had been mortgaged to Mr. Gunn. The money was not forthcoming. And this is the candidate we presume that Mr. Curran should have supported, instead of Sir John Macdonald, the man on whom, according to Goldwin Smith, the salvation of Canada depends.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 16, 1878