The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Pierrepont will go to Picton tomorrow for 200 sheep for W.H. Reid.

Supt. Towers is not sure that the R. & O. N. Co. will build the new steamers for the Prescott-Toronto route this season. It has not yet been decided.

Will Build A New Dredge - P. Hume, engineer for Connolly Bros., is in Philadelphia looking after machinery for the new dredge to be build in Kingston. The dredge will cost $75,000 or more and will be the best in the country.


New Ferry Boats For Lake Erie.

Toledo, Dec. 17th - The Craig Ship Building Company of this city has been awarded the contract for building the two large ferry boats, which are to carry the Pittsburg, Shenango and Lake Erie cars between Conneaut on the American side and Port Dover, on the Canadian side. They will have a capacity of 24 loaded cars each and will cost about $200,000 and are to be provided with ice crushers, so they can run winter and summer. The chief traffic of these boats will be the transferring of coal from the American to the Canadian side. The ferry boats will make a saving of over 250 miles in a trip.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1894