The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1897

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p.1 Wind Wafts - Capt. Craig may not leave the service of the R. & O. navigation company. His course will depend entirely upon affairs connected with the sailing of his ferry steamer, Paul Smith.



Engineer Cowie, of the public works department of the dominion government, was in the city yesterday, his mission being to inspect the government dry dock, with a view of deciding as to its suitability as a site for the proposed grain elevator. In company with the chairman and members of the elevator committee, he, last evening, visited the proposed site for the purpose of inspection, and to decide whether or not it is suitable as a site, and if so, to estimate the extent and cost of repairs and alterations that will have to be made to it before the erection of the elevator can be commenced. Two hours were spent in doing this work and in making measurements to determine the length of the breakwater that it would be necessary to build from the water works dock outward to protect the elevator if erected on the dry-dock site. The length of this structure was estimated at about 500 feet. The government drydock site is, in the opinion of Mr. Cowie, in every respect suitable for the purpose to which it has been suggested that it be put.

March 17, 1897

p.6 General Paragraphs - Workingmen have begun making repairs to the K. & M. F. company's barges anchored in the middle of the bay at Portsmouth. The object is to finish up repairs before the ice leaves the harbor. The boats will be all ready for painting by the latter end of next week.

The tug Johnson, of the Calvin company, is having a new stern added at the Garden Island shipyard. Other boats of the fleet are also undergoing repairs.

Capt. Cornwall, late in command of the schooner Queen of the Lakes, will take charge of the schooner Danforth this season.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Mar 1897