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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Feb 1878

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p.3 Improving - Capt. Collier intends to move engine further aft in Armenia, so as to shorten shaft, and raise it a foot and put on a larger wheel, upper works to be overhauled, upper cabin and saloons built. [Picton New Nation]

Feb. 16, 1878


Feb. 18, 1878

p.3 W.W. - str. building at Buffalo, 100' long, for Belleville-Picton route.

Feb. 19, 1878

p.2 ad for James Dennison, boat builder.

Feb. 20, 1878

p.3 Boat Building - James Dennison, skiffs, sail boats, in shop adjacent to Water Works.

W.W. - The "Phat Boy" (Mr. E.F. Babbage) well known to passengers on the Canadian Inland Navigation Co's upper route steamers, and who is a walking guide book for the rapids of the St. Lawrence, makes a tour of the Southern States, in order to secure a return of the old tourist patronage from that section of the continent.

Feb. 21, 1878

p.3 Public Works - Property Purchased - representative of late Wm. Brophy, for land taken by the Dep't of Marine & Fisheries for a lighthouse at Wolfe Island, has been settled by the payment of $400.

Feb. 22, 1878


Feb. 23, 1878

p.3 Winter Navigation - Truly this is an open winter, and the following will prove it so: Capt. H. Deryaw, of Simcoe Island, has run his sloop, the Alacrity, pretty near all winter on the lake, not lying idle three days in succession, and he has carried on quite a business in fishing, going out on the lake, sometimes ten or twelve miles, and he says he thinks he would experience no difficulty in going to Oswego. If the weather continues as it has been, Capt. D. can attend to his business as easily as in summer. He lives but four miles from Kingston, and has sailed from Four Mile Point all winter.

Feb. 25, 1878

p.3 The Lake - free of ice at Horse Island, Chaumont Bay, and about Galloup and Stony Islands.

The Garden Island - loading grain at Baltimore for England.

Feb. 26, 1878

p.3 City Council - Wharfage - Mr. Wm. Anglin wants to extend wharf.

Feb. 27, 1878

p.3 Ice Boating - good winter, new boats built, eg. Capt. Dix's Clipper.

Feb. 28, 1878


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Feb 1878