The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1877

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p.3 The Bay Boats - The steamers Rochester (now being overhauled at Picton) Utica, Armenia, Shannon, Norfolk and Alexandria will ply on the Bay of Quinte this year the same as last.

The Boats - outfitting has begun.

W.W. - The steambarge Vanderbilt, now lying in Kingston harbor, has been purchased by the Guelph Lumbering Company, to ply between Parry Sound and Sarnia.

March 27, 1877

p.2 City Council - Petitions - of G.M. Millar & Co. to the effect that they could not get Messrs. Calvin & Breck's pump, in consequence of the bad state of the ice, and asking for the use of one of the steam fire engines, to raise their elevator, the petitioners paying any expense incurred thereby; Ald. Gaskin thought it should be used; granted for charge of $10.

March 28, 1877

p.3 ad - Auction Sale of Barges - Barge Star, 321 tons; Barge Eagle, 316 tons, now lying at Power's Shipyard.

March 29, 1877

p.3 The Canal - Welland Canal to open about the 14th of April.

Auction - Two barges, the Eagle and Star, belonging to the estate of Holcomb & Stewart, were sold by auction today under power contained in a mortgage, and were purchased by Mr. Wm. McRossie for $10,500.

The Pierrepont - yesterday raised steam and tried her machinery, moved around to south side of Folger's wharf.

Yachting - yacht challenge of Mr. Cuthbert - Belleville vs Kingston yachts.

Portsmouth - The shipbuilding at Portsmouth has been actively carried on during the past winter. Chaffey & Pierce, beside rebuilding the Rochester from the davits down, are constructing a steam launch for Mr. Gilmore, of Ottawa, a handsome model and costing about $16,000. They are also building a steam tug for the Collinsby Rafting Company, with double wheels, which is calculated to be very powerful. Its cost is $25,000. There is another craft advanced on the ways, a steamer, 95 feet keel, intended for passenger traffic for the Rideau Canal.

March 30, 1877

not published (Good Friday)

March 31, 1877

p.3 W.W. - Calvin & Breck's new sailing vessel will be launched in May next.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Mar 1877