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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1883

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p.2 Deseronto Dots -The machinery is being put into the new barge which will be ready to launch in about three weeks. The steamer Louise will be launched tomorrow. She has been enlarged and completely refitted and with her bow decked over and an upper hurricane deck presents a good appearance. She is a commodious boat.

The schooner Speedwell has been finished and launched at Messrs. Rathbun & Son's shipyard. She has been on the ways about three weeks during which time she has been made nearly as good as new. There were 20 new frames put in aft and seven forward, some new bilge stralles (sic - strakes ?) and a floor ceiling new throughout. New rails and hatch combings have been put in and decks repaired and caulked from keel to covering board. The repairs amount to $2,400. The Captain seems delighted with the job just completed. The vessel is now loading lumber for Oswego and will sail today.



The schr. Hyderabad is in Toronto loading grain for Oswego.

Today Capt. Paul began work upon the shoals. His crafts and scows were towed out.

The schr. Nevada brings to Kingston 20,000 bushels of corn at a rate of 4 1/2 cents from Chicago.

The tug Metamora ran into Cheboygan, disabled by a break of machinery. She is being repaired.

The schr. B.W. Folger from Sodus came in light this forenoon. The round trip was made in less than two days.

The arrivals for the K. & M. Company are: schr. Louis Ross, Port Hope, 15,000 bush. peas; prop. Alma Munro, Chatham, 7,000 bush. wheat.

One of the crew of the str. Gipsy says that during the last trip of the boat from Ottawa a heavy storm occurred, and that hail of an unusual size fell for several minutes.

The arrivals at the M.T. wharf are: Schr. Mary Taylor, Oswego, 180 tons coal; barge Otonabee, Rideau Canal, 125 tons phosphate; prop. Canada, Chicago, 6,000 bush. corn; prop. Armenia, Chicago, 10,000 bush. corn.

The steamer Princess Louise came to the city yesterday and tied up at the foot of Princess Street. Her appearance has been greatly improved. She has been lengthened twenty feet and thoroughly overhauled. A cabin has been placed on the upper deck for the comfort of passengers. Capt. Rothwell will soon begin his trips between Kingston and the Thousand Islands. There is no doubt but that he will receive a large patronage. Wm. Bass, the old pilot, is again on hand as merry as ever.

The cruise of the Oswego Falls Yacht Club has been a grand success so far. After leaving Oswego the yacht Katie Gray, in attempting to reef her mainsail made a rent 6 feet long. She was delayed some time in making repairs. The yacht Laura also found it necessary to take a reef. The yacht Cricket made the distance in 3 hrs. 7 min.; the Katie Gray 15 min. longer; the Laura 18 min. after the Cricket and 7 min. after the Katie Gray. The crew of the yacht Rhoda arrived overland.

Capt. McDonald, of the schr. Pride of America, has been very unfortunate. He has suffered on all sides. Soon after his arrival in Oswego his vessel was attached by the Sheriff for a tow bill and a few days later libelled by the seamen. Now the vessel has been reported to the United States District Attorney Townsend to be proceeded against for nonpayment of her tonnage tax. The latest information is to the effect that the tonnage dues have been settled.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 30, 1883