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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1882

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The steam barge Norman is at Swift's wharf.

Collins & Hicks, of Picton, owners of the steam barge Norman, are building a large steam barge.

A dredge is now at work in Cataraqui Bay, clearing space for Fraser's dry dock.

This afternoon a schooner was reported ashore on Snake Island, a three master. A tug will go to the rescue.

Yesterday at noon the propellers Dromedary and Persia went west. They had been wind bound for two days.

Steamer Flight has been laid up at Deseronto. She will be repaired and otherwise improved during the coming winter.

The wrecking str. Conqueror has passed through the Welland Canal en route to the Georgian Bay. The head wind of Saturday did not detain her in any way.

Schr. Ella Murton has just made the quickest trip ever recorded between Toledo and Hamilton. She left Toledo on Monday at noon, and arrived at Burlington Piers at 8 o'clock on Thursday morning. This is four hours less than three days.

The Alexandria made her last trip this week. The season has been a very profitable one for this steamer. During the past month she has coined money being sometimes offered more freight than she could accommodate. The bulk of her carrying is to and from Picton. She will be thoroughly overhauled and repaired at Montreal during the winter.

A yachtsman writes to the Oswego Pall, that this was the first real season of yachting Oswego has experienced, and next year will be still more full of cruises, runs in heavy weather, etc., which delights the sailors' hearts. The Club closes a successful year with a balance of $200 in the treasury and everything in train for a still more successful season in 1883.

A large amount of wreckage of apples and potatoes in barrels, cabin furniture and fixtures, is being picked up between Point Peter and South Bay Point. The apple barrels are marked "J." and "M.T." They are supposed to be from the schr. Carrie & Cora, whose stern and cabin came ashore two or three days ago. Mr. John Palmatier, Long Point, has 350 barrels of the rescued apples.

During the blow on Saturday evening the schr. Kate Kelly, wheat laden for Ogdensburg, ran hard on Simcoe Island shore. Yesterday the tug Mixer, str. Watertown and schr. Forest Queen went to her rescue. About 30 men were also taken up and with buckets lightened the vessel of 5,000 bushels of wheat. It was put into the schr. Forest Queen. The vessel was finally pulled off, after considerable trouble, and brought into this port. She suffered no serious damage. The Captain has entered a protest.

Maritime Court.

Re Erie Stewart - On Saturday morning a demurrer in this case was argued before His Honor Judge Price. The schooner Erie Stewart delivered a cargo of 16,000 bushels of wheat to the Montreal Transportation Company during the month of October. The consignees claimed a shortage of 75 bushels, for which they charged the vessel $74.47, and this they deducted from the vessel's freight. The vessel owner seized the cargo, claiming a lien upon the same. The consignees demurred, contending that there was no maritime lien for freight. Demurrer argued and judgement reserved. Dr. Smythe for plaintiff; Britton & Whiting for defendants.

Birth - wife of late Richard Spotten gives birth to daughter, still-born.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 13, 1882