The Maritime History of the Great Lakes

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p.2 Gananoque, April 25th - ...The str. Valeria, Capt. Dix, makes her initial trip to Clayton today. The familiar countenance of Engineer Jake Matthews will be missed this season. The Antelope is making regular Tuesday and Saturday trips to Brockville now. We understand that the Rathbun company will soon have a large and fast steamer placed on the this route at an early date.

p.5 Kingston In Brief - The props. John Duncan, 52,000 bushels corn, and Topeka, 53,500 bushels corn, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock on Friday. They came from Chicago.


The New York state canals will open on May 3rd.

There are fifty men at Collins Bay engaged in the rafting business.

The cost of maintaining the Tay canal last year was $3,725 and the revenue amounted to $126.

The fleet of the Collins Bay rafting company will have more timber to handle this season than they ever had.

Work is being pushed forward rapidly on Connolly's new dredge at the dry-dock. The dredge will cost $60,000. The dredge is being built for the purpose of doing work on the new basin to be constructed at Hochelaga. The dredge will be able to work at thirty feet. Outside of the new government dredge being built she will be the only one in Canada able to do the work. The basin will be a big job and will cost up in the millions. The government granted $1,000,000 towards the job and the city of Montreal has to stand the remainder. The work will take years to complete. The basin is to be built for the convenience of ocean steamships.

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Rick Neilson
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