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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1881

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The schr. Eureka has been stripped for the winter.

The schr. Nellie Sherwood, sloops Empress and F. Smith have been chartered to take hay from Pittsburg to Ogdensburg at $1.25 per ton.

The schr. A.G. Ryan is loading barley at Adolphustown for Cape Vincent. She has been chartered to take a cargo of grain from this port.

The surveyors have appraised the damage done to the steamer Norseman at about $3,000. About $600 worth of furniture has also been damaged.

Picton is the sixth largest port for the registration of shipping in the Province of Ontario, the register showing 41 sailing vessels, and six steamers, with a net tonnage of 5,137. Customs returns show 486,000 bushels of barley were exported from Picton this season.

The Minister of Customs has now under consideration the case of the steamer Armenia, which plies between Deseronto and Ogdensburg, and which was recently detained by the Customs authorities at Prescott for failing to report at the Custom House at that port on one of her trips.

Navigation closed at Deseronto on Saturday. The following steamers, belonging to the Deseronto Navigation Company are laid up here: Beauharnois, Armenia, Deseronto, Norman and Pilgrim. The schooners Florence Howard, Wm. Jamieson and Enterprise are also laid up there.

The following craft have been laid up in the Garden Island harbor this year: Schrs. Prussia, Norway, Siberia, Saxon, Bavaria, Oriental, Bismarck; Strs. Hiram A. Calvin, Chieftain, Traveller, Jno. A. Macdonald, Wm. Johnston; barges London, Huron, St. Lawrence, Iroquois, Tuscorora. All are owned by Calvin & Son except the schr. Oriental, belonging to Calvin & Malone, and the Bismarck, the property of Malone & Bro.

p.3 New Diving Apparatus - Messrs. Calvin & Son have procured a set of improved submarine apparatus, manufactured by J. M & Co., New York, than which there is no better in use. The outfit is not only good looking, but has features which make for favorable comment from old wreckers. The pump especially is peculiar in construction, the air in passing through the main channels being cooled before being forced to the operator underwater. Messrs. Calvin are evidently eager to be possessed of everything new and of in their business. The apparatus cost $1,000. (article damaged - missing words)

Another Ship Yard - Capt. Theo Allen is conducting a shipyard at the foot of Barrack street. He has undertaken the overhauling and repairing of the steam barge Metamora and consorts, which receive new decks, deck frames, ceilings and outside planking down to the water's edge. Capt. Allen has 20 men at work. These will, on the present contracts, be engaged till spring. He could have made other engagements but felt unable to fulfill them within a time. (damaged - missing words)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 12, 1881