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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1879

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p.3 United States Tugs - When the international lines are being drawn so closely it behooves our Government to give their attention to the American tugs doing duty on the lake and river. Only last week, one of Seymour's Ogdensburg steamers outbid a Kingston tug in a towing job between Canadian ports, though acting contrary to customs rules. At the present time one of his tugs is towing barges from Montreal to Brockville and Port Dalhousie in defiance of the law.


On Saturday afternoon the schooner Dauntless had her bowsprit carried away by the schooner Gleniffer. The propeller Prussia towed the Gleniffer in and left her too close to the Dauntless. After the Gleniffer had anchored she dragged and ran across the bows of the Dauntless, doing the damage above indicated.

The tug Chieftain, while towing the schooner Prussia into the harbour, fouled with the propeller Shickluna. The Prussia's mizzenboom dislodged the propeller's smoke stack, and the steering gear of the Prussia was injured by the rudder striking the side of the Shickluna.

The schooner Prussia, commanded by Capt. Donnelly, of Garden Island, arrived in the harbor on Saturday. She carried one of the largest cargoes passing through the canal this season, viz. 25,000 bushels of wheat.

A steamer will be run between Milford and Kingston next summer, if she can make her way through the bull rushes and mudcats of Black Creek.

The schrs. W.W. Grant and Ben Folger collided on the Bay of Quinte near Stone Mills on Friday night. The Grant was much damaged. She is being repaired at Mill Point.

The captain of the schooner Arabia, recently dismasted partially on Lake Huron, reports that her mishaps have not been one particle exaggerated. Her mizzenmast and topmast are standing, but the mainmast is broken off below the trestle tree, and the foremast about 30 feet above the deck. Besides, all her head gear is gone.

Passed through the canal for Kingston - schr. E. Blake, Chicago, wheat; Arabia, Chicago, corn.

Wind Wafts - Messrs. Rathbun, of Mill Point, have purchased the schooner Florence Howard, which laid in Picton Harbor for a long time last summer.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 10, 1879