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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1883


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MARINE MATTERS.

The cost of rebuilding the str. Alexandra is $30,000.

A captain has sacked a cook because her breath smelt of liquor.

The schr. Annie M. Foster has arrived from Oswego with 154 tons of coal for R. Crawford.

The schr. Oliver Mowat has begun the loading of iron ore for an American port.

The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Company did the first elevating in harbor yesterday.

The steam barge Kingsford from Belleville tried to get through the ice in the Bay of Quinte but failed.

Inspector P. Harty will start out to deliver the lighthouse supplies on July 5th. A number of passengers will accompany him on the trip.

The canals open on the 1st of May. It is said that the forwarding business will be remarkably brisk this season. We hope so.

Numerous Captains are on the war path, looking for freights. Timber charters will be accepted at favorable rates now.

Capt. Colwell, of the schr. Caroline Marsh, wears a nobby hat, received for being in command of the first vessel to enter Oswego harbor this season.

The strs. Varuna and Utica have arrived from Belleville. They will be docked at R. Davis' yard. The crafts were four days in coming down the bay. They finally worked their way through the ice.

The schr. Jessie H. Breck is loading timber at Hamilton. She leaves there for Collinsby tomorrow. Capt. Booth made the run to Hamilton in 22 hours.

Messrs. Flatt & Bradley, of Hamilton, are getting out a large quantity of timber in Michigan. It will be brought to Kingston for rafting. The schr. Sylvester Neelon has been chartered to carry timber by the above firm.

Two young men assert that, while crossing the Bay of Quinte in the vicinity of Timber Island, they saw a seal on a cake of ice. Whalers will soon be discovered in Canadian waters.

The work of removing the shoals under the Superintendence of Capt. Paul will be resumed in a short time. There is a good deal of loose debris yet to be taken away before blasting is commenced.

Here & There - schr. E.H. Rutherford arrived at Kingston & Montreal wharf from Toronto with 17,000 bushels wheat.


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Date of Original:
April 27, 1883
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KN.14667
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English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1883