The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1877

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p.2 Civic Hospitality - Mr. Gaskin "showed that 500 vessels came to one firm, each spending $200 here. Therefore the firms should not be overtaxed, or the companies will leave and the grain follow them. On the Dry Dock question he pleaded a conscientious opposition, and said he recognized no parties in the Council but went for the best man for the places."

p.3 Dry Dock - At the Mayor's dinner last night, Mr. Alderman Power intimated that he had the necessary monetary means for the completion of the dock, which would be finished this year. We are glad to hear this and glad to make it known to others.

Jan. 17, 1877

p.2 Dominion Board of Trade - need revision of laws respecting seamen, especially as regards discipline at sea; decide that exemption from taxation of vessels is a local matter.

Jan. 18, 1877

nil (page 3 missing)

Jan. 19, 1877


Jan. 20, 1877

p.2 Canal Strike - laborers on Lachine Canal want to be paid weekly.

The Fisheries -

Jan. 22, 1877

p.1 The Lachine Canal - report on construction. [Montreal Herald]

p.2 Canal Strike - continues.

Jan. 23, 1877

p.2 City Council - discuss Fish Market - to get Fishermen to sell there rather than to Americans.

Canal Strike - continues.

Jan. 24, 1877

p.2 - canal strike continues -

- R. & O. Company declare a dividend of 4%.

p.3 The Fish Market - Inspector of Fisheries draws attention to the dilapidated condition of fish market.

Board Of Trade - at Dominion Board of Trade metting in Ottawa discuss qualification of able-bodied seamen and exemption from taxation for vessels.

Jan. 25, 1877

p.2 The Vessels - The Court of Revision today reduced the taxes on vessels and steamboats for 1876 90% - virtually assessing them at 10% on valuation, in accordance with the views of City Council.

Jan. 26, 1877

p.3 Transportation Company - annual meeting of Montreal Transportation Co., election of Directors: H. & J. McLennan, G.M. Kingston, Jackson Rae and John Ogilvy.

Jan. 27, 1877


Jan. 29, 1877


Jan. 30, 1877

p.3 The Geneva - Capt. Jackson of str. Watertown is about purchasing the str. Geneva, now at Kington, and placing her on the route between Toronto and Hamilton, calling at Oakville.

Jan. 31, 1877

p.2 Canadian Summary - str. Watertown boarded and ransacked at Toronto.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1877