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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Feb 1877

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Feb. 16, 1877

p.2 Toronto - to put Lake Superior steamer Chicora on Toronto-Niagara route.

Marine - In the report of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, the Superintendent of Lighthouses reports the condition in which he found the lighthouses between Montreal and Fort William, in Lake Superior. He speaks of those at Gananoque and the Narrows, Wolfe Island, Brown's Point, Snake Island, Nine Mile Point, Point Pleasant, False Ducks, Long Point and Salmon Point, as being well kept. The Minister's report contains a reference to the two range lights erected during the past season near the west end of the Quinte Watering Place, at Weller's Bay, Prince Edward County, the lights exhibited for the first time on the 8th of August last. The lights are fixed catoptric, the front one red, and elevated twenty-nine feet above high water mark, and the back one white, elevated 43 feet. These lights are intended to guide vessels through the entrance to Weller's Bay. The total cost of construction, including lighting apparatus amounted to $1,451.20.

Feb. 17, 1877

p.2 Public Works Report - deal with canal works on navigable waters, harbors and piers - work underway at Lachine Canal and Welland Canal.

Gleanings - The Anchor Marine Insurance Co. of Toronto has paid its usual dividend of 10%.

p.3 Government Program - the new works on the Welland Canal - locks to be enlarged.

Feb. 19-21, 1877


Feb. 22, 1877

p.2 Canal Enlargement - at Williamsburg and Lachine Canal.

Montreal - more accidents at Lachine Canal enlargement.

p.3 Lake Freights - prospects of timber trade good, sch. Brooklyn sold to Capt. Sam Fraser by Messrs. Folger Bros.

Feb. 23, 1877

p.2 Montreal - The Lachine Accident - inquest - "accidentally killed."

p.3 Serious Accident - An accident of a serious character occurred at Messrs. Chaffey's shipyard, Portsmouth. Mr. Crumley, while working on a scaffold at a vessel, suddenly slipped, and fell to the ice, a distance of about 12 feet, alighting on his head. He was badly stunned, but fortunately no bones were broken. [News]

Feb. 24, 1877


Feb. 26, 1877

p.3 Improving - Mr. Offord putting more pointed bow on yacht Emma.

Feb. 27, 1877


Feb. 28, 1877

p.3 Currency - Capt. Cuthbert has built a standing keel sloop and a steam yacht, now working on a third yacht.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Feb 1877