The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Feb 1872

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p.2 Activity at Portsmouth - Things are looking up in Portsmouth. Once more there is life in its shipyard, and its harbor will be busy this year. Messrs. Chaffey & Bro., and Mr. Gurney have established their business there, and a large trade from the Rideau Canal and the St. Lawrence which has hitherto been done at the city wharves will be transacted at the Bay. They are rebuilding the long wharf at Portsmouth, so as to secure accommodation for their business. This employs a number of men and many more are at work in the shipyard of Messrs. Howard and Kelley, which is a busy place. The Propeller Brantford is to be partly rebuilt here, the prop. St. Lawrence is to receive new deck, and part of a new planking in the hull; one of Messrs. Millar & Jones' barges is being rebuilt; and Messrs. Coulthurst & Macphie's elevators is being repaired. More workmen are wanted than can at present be procured, and house rents are going up - two good signs.

p.3 Accident - This morning while Mr. Peter Beaupre was working at caulking a vessel of Portsmouth, a piece of the horsing iron flew into his eye, and has nearly deprived him of the sight of it.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Feb 1872