Sir John A. Lays the Cornerstone for the Kingston Dry Dock

Eliza Grimason. Source: City of Kingston.Pinterest
Eliza Grimason. Source: City of Kingston.

One year before his death, Sir John A. laid the cornerstone for a dry dock in Kingston. According to biographer E. B. Biggar, when he had finished his speech “a woman in a plain dress but with a kind face, gently worked her way upon the platform and moved towards Sir John. As the Premier saw her he sprang to his feet, and with a ʽHello, old woman!' grasped her in his arms and gave her a hearty kiss. It was Mrs. Grimason.”