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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1881

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The lumber freights this season are expected to be very high.

The Cataraqui River is open from Kingston Mills to Belle's Island.

The name of the Calabria has been changed to that of Glenfinlas.

Capt. Allan, of Perth, has built a new steamer, which will run weekly between Kingston and Montreal.

Schr. Baltic, coal, Oswego to Toronto, left the former place at 8 a.m. yesterday and returned last night.

Port Hope lighthouse was lit last Friday night for the first time this season. The lighthouse at Oswego was illuminated on Wednesday night.

Mr. Hebron Harris, of Kempville, will ship ties from the Rideau to Cape Vincent, N.Y., during the season. He will embark the steamer Water Lily and two barges.

Mr. Hiram Easton, of Merrickville, has had built during the winter a fine tug, the Hiram Easton, 76 feet over all, 14 feet beam, 6 feet hold, with engines of 60 horse power; also two barges, the latter costing $5,000. The barges will be employed between Ironsides and Kingston in carrying ore.

Yesterday the wind broke up the ice a great deal at Deseronto. A large cake got loose from behind Capt. John's island, and was blown out into the bay, taking the schooner Proctor with it for about a mile, when the ice struck the shore. The Proctor is in a bad shape in case of another ice shove. The sloop Monitor was also taken about two miles down the reach, towards Picton, where she now is. The scow Empress is sunk down below the deck. The other schooners are all right at present.

Personal Matters - P. Harty, Inspector of Lighthouses is in Kingston to visit Pigeon Island light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1881