The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1874

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p.2 Harbor Notes - arrivals and departures; the new steamer Algerian is to make her first trip on July 1st. It will be easy to remember her birthday.

-The Graving Dock - We learn that W. Power & Co. have nearly completed their arrangements for the projected graving dock at the foot of Union Street, upon which work will, we understand, be shortly commenced. The proposed dock will, when completed, be a great boom to mariners and others interested in the shipping trade and will, we trust, prove as profitable to its owners as their public spirited enterprize deserves.

-The Tug Line - freights will advance from Chicago to Montreal if subsidized tug service is removed. [Oswego paper] plus comment by Whig: principal forwarders at Kingston found it cheaper to use their own tugs.

-A Tug Race - 6 tugs each towing a raft left Toronto for Kingston and Prescott - Conqueror #1 was in first.

-A Feat in Navigation - the sch. Cambria sailed from Sheboygan through Welland Canal to Macdonald's Cove without use of tugs.

-W.C. - 15.

p.3 Storm Signal - drum raised after telegraph from Toronto.

-tug Daly got off shore of Amherst Island without assistance.

-Imports - 13,15.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1874