The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1873

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p.2 The Assizes - Fraser vs Elliot - Capt. Samuel Fraser owner of sch. B.W. Folger delayed in unloading cargo of stone at Toronto.

- Chaffey vs Sherman - John Chaffey of Brockville carried load of iron ore in barges to Erie, Penn.

p.3 Burst - lock #2, Welland Canal.

Portsmouth Harbor - This harbor, which affords an excellent place for craft to lay up during the winter, seems to have been largely patronized during the past season, and the repairs going on at present give the village a rather lively appearance. The propellor Bristol is undergoing a thorough fiting up in order that she may rank high enough for the Chicago grain trade. She is owned by Messrs. Wylie and Young, of Hamilton, the former of whom is well known to Kingstonians. The Bristol will be commanded by Capt. Trowell, of this city, who commanded the City of Montreal last season. The prop. Bruno is also being repaired. She is the property of Messrs. Roberts and Williams, of Chatham. The Messrs. Chaffey are fitting up 9 barges, 4 of which are propelled by steam. They anticipate a large trade during the season. There are 8 sailing vessels in port, all in a state of preparation for the opening of navigation. The bar opposite the Prison has been open for some time, and the ice in this direction is quickly passing away. Portsmouth will benefit largely from the work going on in the harbor.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Apr 1873