The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1878

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p.3 Marine - change of wind allowed vessels to leave harbor.

Sept. 12, 1878

p.2 str. Magnet ran into Island Belle at Alexandria Bay, breaking rail and stanchions.

Sept. 13, 1878 (says 12th on top)

p.3 Election Gossip - Who sends most of the work controlled by him to shipyards in Montreal and Portsmouth? Ald. Gaskin.

- Who has been doing the largest forwarding business in Kingston this year? The Company of which Mr. Gunn is President.

- Capt. Donnelly, of Garden Island, informs us that he has been in the city about a week past - that he is looking after the towing. Is that all he is doing? Has he no money to spend for Sir John?

-The schooner E.T. Dorr (sic), with a cargo of coal is ashore at Charlotte. About a foot of the hull is above water, but it is feared she will prove a total loss. The tug Sumner, with a steam pump, went to her rescue this afternoon. The crew was saved.

W.W. - steam barge Portsmouth sunk in Rideau Canal near Merrickville. [Eagle]

Some Corrections - political debate over Power drydock by-law, brought on by upcoming election.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Sep 1878