The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jan 1892

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - This morning there was much activity in the shipyard at Portsmouth, owned by the K. & M. F. Company. Over 100 men began the work of repairing the company's barges.

The str. Pierrepont was unable to leave Folger's wharf this morning.

Personal Mention - H. Charbonneau, Montreal, chief engineer of the str. Corsican, arrived in the city yesterday to superintend the erection of the new compound engine.

The steamer Oregon, wrecked near the Nine Mile light, is on the marine railway at Ogdensburg, and arrangements have been made to commence work on her. There is a hole in her hull fully six feet square.

Makes A Denial.

Kingston, Jan. 18th - To The Editor: I notice an item in your paper, of the 16th inst., in which you say that George Allan says he applied for work at the M.T. Co.'s dock that morning, and was offered seventy-five cents per day. This statement of George Allan's is not true, as in the first place he never applied for work and in the next place the lowest we are paying is ten cents per hour for labourers. Then you say that a first class ship builder sought employment and was offered one dollar per day. This statement I also positively deny and defy proof of either statements. John Gaskin.

Jan. 19, 1892

p.1 The Work Completed - The new compound engine of the steamer Corsican is now thoroughly completed, and today steam was raised for the purpose of tightening all the joints and connections preparatory to a test of the efficiency of the work accomplished. Owing to the freezing up of the lake the trial of the engines will be conducted at the dock.

Personal Mention - Thomas Myles, of Hamilton, died on Sunday, aged 82 years. He was in the marine business and built the prop. Myles. Grippe and congestion of the lungs caused his death.

Death of Martin Kelly - This morning Martin Kelly died at the residence of T. Lovitt, Ontario street, from the effects of consumption. He was well known, having been a diver for a great many years, and was highly respected. He was a member of St. Patrick's society.

Jan. 20, 1892

p.1 News In Small Lots - James Hickey, on the steamer Hero last season, has been appointed first engineer of the steamer North King.

Capt. John Quigley, master of the schr. M.J. Cummings, has purchased the tobacco store of the late Capt. Kimball, Oswego.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Jan 1892