The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1896

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p.1 A Fine Stick of Timber - Ald. James Stewart yesterday received the largest "stick" of timber that has been brought to the city this winter. It was purchased from S. Lake, who resides about fifteen miles from the city, and two teams of horses were required to draw it to its destination. Its length was eighty-seven feet, and it was three feet in diameter at the butt. The wood was remarkably free from blemishes, and the "stick" was one of the finest ever brought to Kingston. It will be used as a mast for one of the K. & M. company's new barges.

Incidents of the Day - R. Coffy, boat-builder, will take possession of the boat establishment foot of Simcoe street, April 1st. Orders filled and repairs done on short notice.

p.2 Sale of a Steam Barge - Owen Sound, March 25th - The steam barge Dominion was sold today subject to the approval of the judge of the admiralty court, Toronto, by auction, to Alex. Fraser, Toronto, for $1,200. This ship has been sailed for the last three seasons by Capt. Sidley, of Belleville, and was sold under an execution issue by him for a claim for wages. She is valued at $3,500. Some four years since she was purchased for $6,000, which amount was realized up to the close of navigation last season by her carrying freight.

p.4 International Yacht Race - for ice boats to take place at Cape Vincent tomorrow morning.

March 28, 1896

p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Alexandria is being fitted up with electricity, including a powerful search light.

Boiler inspector Thompson is inspecting the boilers of the str. America today.

Edward Taylor has been appointed chief engineer of the steamer Spartan.

p.4 A Terrible Accident - man loses part of arm in planer at M.T. Co. shipyard.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Mar 1896