The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1894

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p.1 District Dashes - The Alexandria Bay Steamboat Co. elected J.B. Taggart president; J.P. Powers, vice-president; W. Butterfield, H.F Inglehart, Richard Marcy and Anson Harder, Redwood, executive committee.


The str. Nile and barge Isis have been laid up at Deseronto for the season.

The barge Kent, sunk at the time of the Ocean collision, last summer, is hauled out at the marine railway, Ogdensburg.

The schr. Annandale passed Kingston, this morning, bound for Gananoque. She has coal from Oswego for the Rathbun company.

Capt. Baird, of the unfortunate schr. Baltic, wrecked at Oswego, was in the city yesterday on his way homeward. The captain will get charge of a vessel next year.

Capt. Bates says the insurance companies have not settled with him in respect to the burning of the schr. B.W. Folger. He has been notified that the matter is being considered.

The str. Junita will have a new cabin and new decks this winter. The cabin will be flush with the sides and will extend forward to the gangway. The pilot house will be rebuilt and placed above the cabin.

p.2 The Tay Canal - a politically biased editorial about what a waste of tax payers' money it is.

(part) "In 1882 Parliament undertook the work on the understanding that the cost would be $132,660. In 1883 the estimate was increased to $240,000. In 1887 Sir Charles Tupper said that $256,360, had been expended, and that $55,000 would complete the work. In 1888 another 78,000 was voted, and in 1889 another $25,000. In 1891 it was found that $440,613 had been expended and another sum of $25,000 was voted. The gross receipts from the canal in that year were less than $59, and the vessels using it were two tugs, one pleasure boat, two small boats, a scow and a skiff - with an aggregate tonnage of 323 tons. Everybody can easily see what a waste of money has occurred.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Dec 1894