The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1876

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Dec. 5, 1876

p.2 City Council - Power Dry Dock - proposed by-law that city take 750 shares ($15,000) in stock; Ald. Gaskin against use of public money. Ald. Power "read statements to the effect that Kingston in one year had lost some $24,000 by being unable to haul out the large boats for which he had received applications and had to decline them." - to be put to public vote.

p.3 Navigation - Pierrepont towed sch. Florence to Belleville; Geneva's engine broke down so she was being towed on ferry by Lady Franklin.

Dec. 6, 1876

p.2 Navigation Opened - Pierrepont tows Florence to Belleville. [Intelligencer]

- tug Sherwood towed sch. Nellie Teresa.

p.3 Narrowly Escaped Being Beached - The Palladium of yesterday says: The schooner Oliver Mowat, Capt. Beaupre, which left port last night, narrowly escaped going ashore early this morning. In a short time after she left port, the wind died away and the vessel drifted towards the west pier to the westward of the lighthouse. Just as she was in danger of being dashed on the west pier, the captain succeeded in getting a line to the beacon pier and vessel was held until this morning, when the tug Morey took her in tow and towed her out en route to Kingston. Light tenders Captains Munson and Budds were on hand and took the vessel's lines. Had it not been for their assistance the vessel would have gone ashore, as the crew could not get on the pier.

W.W. - str. Alexandria could not be hauled out here.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1876