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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1883

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The tug Bronson cleared today for Montreal with six barges, carrying a combined cargo of 120,000 bushels of grain and 100,000 feet of deals.

The handsome steam yacht Siesta, Capt. Davis, owned by H.H. Warner, of Rochester, is now on her way to the Thousand Islands from Charlotte.

A hearing of the claims of the libellants of the schooner Pride of America is now occurring in Oswego. The value of the vessel will now be determined.

The water in the St. Lawrence is getting up to high marks, and is now nearly two feet higher than at this time last year. Places usually high and dry are flooded.

The steam yacht Minnie has been placed on the St. Lawrence to ply from Alexandria Bay. She is owned by A.E. Clark, of Chicago, who has a cottage on one of the islands.

A young girl has been masquerading on vessels from Chicago as a man. She went by the name of Frank Chambers and was considered a first-class deck hand. She was arrested and her identity secured, and dressed as she should be, but to her disliking. She chews tobacco and smokes like an old tar.

The schooner Flora from Oswego with 137 tons of coal; schr. Saint Louis (St. Louis ?) from Luddington with 304,602 feet of pine deals; schr. Mary Copley, Toledo, 19,000 bush. corn; schr. Fred Wells, Oswego, 171 tons coal; schr. L.D. Bullock, Oswego, 405 tons coal arrived in port yesterday and today.

The Canadian propeller Niagara has arrived in Chicago from Quebec, direct, with a cargo of salt and sundries. This is the first arrival at that port direct from Quebec for a number of years. The Niagara measures 509 tons, was built at St. Catharines in 1875, rates A 1 1/2 and is valued at $36,000.

On Sunday while the steamer Hastings was passing across the harbor a youth had a narrow escape from death. Captain Donnelly stopped the engine and saved the youth who in a small boat rowed towards the steamer instead of from her. The small boat struck the steamer's wheel just as it ceased to revolve.

ad - Merchants Line - To Toronto, Oswego, Charlotte, Cleveland and Chicago - strs. California, City of Montreal, Armenia, with schedule. June 18th

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 20, 1883