The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1856

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p.2 Tug Boats, Lachine and Kingston - These tug boats are a part of the expense of the St. Lawrence Canals. On the 17th of December, 1855, Delano Dexter Calvin and Ira A. Breck, of Kingston agreed with Mr. Killaly (for the government) that during the season of Navigation in 1855-7 they will tug all vessels from Lachine to Kingston, when requested - will keep 6 satisfactory steam tugs, crews, and engineers, tug no rafts, and take on board no goods - will have one tug between Beauharnois canal and Cornwall, one trip daily - one between Lachine & Beauharnois, 9 trips daily, two between Prescott and Dickson's Landing - and two between Prescott and Kingston - the four last to take daily trips in opposite directions. The government may change the routes.

Vessels are to be towed from Lachine to Kingston in 4 days - or t'other way in 3. Impartiality is to be the rule. Deductions allowed from rates if behind time. Dues to be fixed by Commissioners. No tug boat need start from Kingston or Lachine on Sundays. Preference is to be given to vessels from or to a Canadian port.

Government agree to pay the contractors £6,000 a year in full of their services in each season of navigation - but how is it that the contract for 1855 is made in December of that year. [Message]

City Council Proceedings - Mr. Allen moved that a Committee to consist of Messrs. Baker, Brownley, Dickson, Draper and Carter, and the mover, be appointed to investigate the affairs of the Wolfe Island Canal, with power to send for persons and papers, and report to the Council. The resolution was adopted unanimously.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1856