The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1892

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Forty men are engaged repairing a barge for C.F. Gildersleeve at Davis' dry-dock.

The longshoremen's union, of Oswego, has adopted the same schedule of prices as 1891 at a meeting held March 3rd.

John T. Mott, Oswego, has sold his beautiful sloop-rigged yacht, the Cricket, to J.S. Thompson, of Tonawanda. The Cricket will go into the Buffalo yacht club.

Yesterday Mr. Holder finished building a wharf for Mr. Murphy, at Ferguson's Point. The wharf is 90x40 feet. A frame house was drawn from the city to the point today.

Mr. Folger says that if a railway bridge were built between Cape Vincent and the city, it would not obstruct navigation. The bridge would be open except when trains were passing.

Hugh Ryan, of Toronto, and John Ryan, of Brockville, are in the city. Yesterday they looked over the work being done to the schrs. Hyderabad and Bangalore, converted into barges at Portsmouth, for work at Sault Ste. Marie.

Montreal grain shippers are working hard to secure the rebate in tolls on grain for that port, transhipped at Ogdensburg. They say the change would not take a bushel of grain from Kingston. They want the rebate in the interests of Montreal and the St. Lawrence.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Mar 1892