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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1878

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For the following important and interesting batch of news the Oswego Palladium is indebted to Capt. Ab. Eccles:

Vessel owners anticipate an improvement in next year's business.

The barque Pride of America is also getting an extensive overhauling, at Portsmouth, and will make a very fresh appearance in the spring.

All the Kingston forwarders are at work with strong forces rebuilding and repairing the barges. They anticipate a large season's work next year.

A new floating elevator is building at Garden Island, to be used in cases of emergency in transferring cargoes, and will be rented to forwarders.

Messrs. Wm. Power & Son are building a fine vessel at Kingston - 110 feet keel, 26 feet beam and 10 feet hold. She will be ready to launch at the opening of navigation.

The schr. Denmark is getting a thorough rebuild at Garden Island, and will come out as good as new. She is also to have a new fit out, as all of hers was burned last fall in a storehouse where it was stowed away.

Capt. Wm. McKee has bought the propeller Indian from Fraser & George, and the schrs. Governor and Helen, which, with the schr. Richardson, will be used as consorts for the Indian in a heavy contract which he has made to freight deals from Muskegon to Quebec.

Mr. I.H. Radford, a heavy ship owner of Wolfe Island, is negotiating with Messrs. Calvin & Breck for the ship Garden Island, built last winter, and now on her return from London, Eng., to a southern port. The price is said to be $80,000. She is said to be a fine ship, and has made one European voyage already, and is now on her second. She registers 1,000 tons, and is wholly owned by Calvin & Breck.

Jan. 23, 1878

p.3 W.W. - Capt. Harbottle of Passport to command Chicora.

Jan. 24, 1878

p.3 W.W. - harbor frozen, but ferry still running.

- it is mildly hinted that Capt. Eccles has been stuffing the Palladium.

Jan. 25, 1878

p.3 The Ice - 2 days ago harbour open, yesterday there was an ice bridge, today the ferry steamer is the only safe means of crossing.

Jan. 26, 1878

p.3 A Fall - Richelieu & Ontario Nav. Co. declared a dividend of 3% for half year, and the stock then dropped.

Jan. 28, 1878

p.2 Toronto Point Light

(To the Editor of the Globe)

Sir, - I am pleased to see by the Harbour Master's report in Wednesday's Globe that he recommends a change of Toronto Point Light to a revolving one, which is very much required, and what should have been done by the Government years ago, as Toronto Point is the only harbour of refuge that we have at the head of Lake Ontario, and it requires a good light. The present one is a miserable affair. It is almost impossible to find it in running up the lake with what a sailor calls a dirty north-easter. I would recommend a first-class revolving light, varied by red flashes, to distinguish it from other lights; and also that Toronto Point, Port Dalhousie, and Long Point should have a steam fog horn instead of bells, which are of very little use.

Kingston, Jan. 24th, 1878 A Kingston Mariner

p.3 The Ice - str. Pierrepont to go into winter quarters tomorrow.

Jan. 29, 1878

p.2 Public Sale - small pleasure steamer Morning Star used on Charleston Lake.

Jan. 30, 1878


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jan 1878