The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1872

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p.1 Western Marine - Port Stanley - Cleared.

p.2 Harbor Improvement - Sir John A. Macdonald promised a dredge to Kingston (just before the election says [Whig]) - improvement of Kingston's harbor would be a national work.

-Property Changing Hands - Mr. John Carruthers has sold the shipyard to John Power & Co. Mr. Power has been very successful as a shipbuilder and repairer since his residence and anxious to extend his business. He proposes to erect shops for building composite vessels which will be better adapted for our waters, owing to low water. We hope that his enterprise will be successful. We are glad to see the ship building extending, which with many other projected enterprises, promises a brighter future for Kingston.

-Port Colborne - Vessel Sunk - sch. Russell Dart injured by ice and sunk in harbor.

-Dunnville - sch. Persian ashore at Point Selkirk.

-Garden Island - vessel arrivals; tug H.M. Mixer helped vessels get through ice to Upper Gap; H.A. Calvin has gone to assist sch. Eliza Fisher, 1 mile above Mill Point.

-At Montreal - Cantin is building a spoon dredge and a chain tug; Magnet and Kingston had bottoms planked; J.B. Auger & Co. are completing a floating elevator and 2 barges for M.T. Co.; Tait & Co. are building a side-wheeler for Montreal-Hamilton freight-line.

-V.P.T.W.C. - 4.

-Imports - 3,4.

p.3 Quebec Yachts - Dauntless and Black Hawk to visit Lake Ontario in September for regattas.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1872