The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1900

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p.1 Twenty men are now employed at the new lighthouse on Snake Island shoal. They have a cold task.

p.2 The cold spell is a boon to the workmen at Snake Island lighthouse, as they will be shortly able to complete the work up there. The lamp on the old lighthouse has been transferred to the new one.

Incidents of the Day - The new pier at the Portsmouth harbor, built by Edward Beaupre, has turned over on one side, and will likely have to be rebuilt. The foundation seems not to have been a solid one.

p.5 Another Tug Combine - Cleveland, Feb. 26th - The Independent Tug company, incorporated under the laws of Ohio, with a capital stock of $100,000 to complete the tug combination known as the Great Lakes Towing company. The organizer of the new company is Capt. J.A. Sweeny of this city, who has three independent tugs.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The men laboring on the Portsmouth breakwater complain that they do not know what rate of wages they are to receive. They have been working now for seventeen days, have not received any money, and do not know what is due them.

Feb. 27, 1900

p.5 William Stewart, Montreal, superintendent of the C.A.T. company's barge line, is in the city inspecting the company's barges, undergoing repairs at Portsmouth.

p.6 Capt. Gaskin has gone to Detroit to appear in the suit of the owners of the barge Leader against the M.T. company. Edmund Staley, Barrie street, is in Detroit in the same case.

Feb. 28, 1900


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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Feb 1900