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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1883

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p.1 Deseronto Doings - The new steam barge Resolute was launched last Saturday morning and is now receiving her new boiler.

p.3 The American Canoe Association - meeting at Stoney Lake, north of Peterborough.


The schr. Clyde, bound down with wheat for Kingston, stopped at Shickluna's, St. Catharines, for repairs.

The Walter L. Frost made the trip from Ogdensburg to Detroit last week, in the fastest time on record.

There has been a boom in the Chicago market. Freight rates are looking up. The schooner Nevada got 7 cents on wheat; the nominal rate to Montreal is 9 3/4 cents.

The schrs. N.P. Downey, Port Whitby, 6,000 bush. peas; Floretta, Milwaukee, 17,550 bush. corn; Erie Queen, Port Whitby, 14,822 bush. wheat have arrived at the M.T. Company's wharf.

The Toronto News says the propellers Shickluna and Persia raced from Kingston to Toronto last Sunday, and a collision between the boats took place near Queen's wharf, not much damage being done, however.

The Hero has fifteen engagements for the following thirteen days, and Capt. Craig expects to fill them all with his usual promptness and satisfaction. He has his hands full. The Hero is in great demand this season for excursions.

The Coquette and Cacique of Hamilton will come down on Saturday, the 26th, to Belleville to run in the regatta there on the 26th, and on the return take in Cobourg and regatta on the 3rd and 4th, and Toronto on 7th and 8th September. Mr. Monck will sail the Coquette and Mr. Jarvis the Cacique.

The chief propellers that carry passengers between Chicago and Montreal are standing good inspection by the American Government Inspectors. The Canadian propellers Europe and Lake Michigan are the last inspected. The Europe, passed, is granted a certificate which allows her to carry sixty passengers and carry sixty pounds of steam. With the Lake Michigan the Inspectors were not satisfied. She is not equipped for lifesaving, and they refused her a certificate to carry passengers. This does not interfere, of course, with her carrying freight. If her owners see fit to equip her she can resume the passenger traffic at any time. She was built at St. Catharines in 1872, rates A 2 and is valued at $25,000.

The str. California was delayed four days on account of the break in the Cornwall Canal. She will leave Gunn's wharf at 8 o'clock a.m. tomorrow for Chicago and way ports calling at Toronto.

Aug. 15, 1883

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 14, 1883