The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Mar 1893

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March 3, 1893

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The schr. S.H. Dunn has sufficient work to keep her in commission all next summer.

p.2 Changes To The Staff - at the R. & O. N. Co.

March 4, 1893


A Steamer's Improvements.

The improvements to the steamship Algonquin will be completed when navigation opens. The work has been a great benefit to the city, causing the expenditure of about $23,000. There are between thirty and forty men working at the boat riveting and putting on plates. The Kingston foundry company are the contractors, and have kept a large staff of employees busy all winter getting the material for the work ready. Yesterday the iron stern frame, weighing six tons and a half, arrived from Hamilton. It is the largest piece of forged work ever gone in Canada. When the contract is finished the boat will be very much improved, both in style and speed. She will sit a little deeper in the water and will have a capacity at a depth of fourteen feet (the canal measurement) of 71,000 bushels of grain. She carries nearly as much as four ordinary propellers, and will clear the cost of improvements this season. She is already engaged to carry three cargoes of grain, one from Chicago and two from Port Arthur.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Mar 1893