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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1883

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The tug D.G. Thomson is towing coal barges from Oswego to Brockville. The coal is for the C.P.R.

The rate on corn from Chicago to Kingston is 7 1/2 cents. The schrs. Skylark, J.C. Houghton and Hartford have been chartered.

After the sale of the schooner Pride of America some time ago, by the U.S. Marshall at Oswego, Capt. McDonald, the former owner, intervened for the surplus proceeds of the sale, now in the registry of the court. He was obliged to give a bond for costs, and the case will be heard on the 18th.

The following vessels have been chartered in Chicago within the past few days to Kingston: Schr. John R. Noyes, 22,000 bush. wheat; schr. Blazing Star, 18,500 bush. corn; schr. Red, White and Blue, 30,000 bushels corn; C.G. Mixer, 19,000 bush. corn; Lake Forrest, 25,000 bush. oats; schr. Halstead, 33,000 bush. corn; schr. G.C. Houghton, 21,000 bush. corn; schr. Skylark, 22,000 bush. corn.

Asking For Damages.

On Aug. 28th, 1882, the General Agent of the St. Lawrence Navigation Company sent via the Great North Western Telegraph Company a telegram for the Prince Arthur to meet the steamer Maxwell, take her passengers and let her return to Ogdensburg. The telegram did not reach its destination until about three o'clock the same afternoon, and the consequence was the two boats did not make a connection. The Company at once entered an action for $300 damages. The Telgraph Company pleaded that they were prevented from sending the message owing to the line to Melochville being out of repair, and that this was remedied as soon as possible. His Honor, Judge Mathieu, in rendering judgement in the case, held that the Company was responsible and that it was their duty to make provision against the possibility of delay. The damages claimed were, however, somewhat high, and he therefore gave judgement for $50 and costs.

A Splendid Steambarge.

The Cleveland Leader has the following to say of the steambarge D.D. Calvin: The work of putting in the engine and machinery as she lies in Presley's slip is progressing finely, and there is confident expectation that everything connected with this part of her outfit will be completed by Saturday night or Monday. So soon as it is done she may make a short trial trip at this port. She has already had steam up in her boilers. The size of the latter, which are of Otis steel, are ten feet four inches shell, of five-eights-inch thickness, while the length is sixteen feet, and have a working pressure of 105 pounds to the square inch. Her engine is a compound of the fore-and-aft pattern, and twenty-seven and fifty-inch cylinders and thirty-six inch stroke. She has a wheel of ten feet six inches diameter, with thirteen feet six inches pitch. These figures do not indicate the substantial manner in which she is constructed, which is, too, after strict Canadian law, all holes made for putting her together and drilled in place and none punched. The length of the ship over all is 180 feet; beam; beam 32 feet, and 15 feet hold. Her whole build is unusually solid, and made so with some special reference to the traffic in which she is to be sailed, being intended to carry heavy pine timber, which she will get at Lake Superior ports and deliver at Garden Island. Her total cost, including engine and machinery, is expected to foot up to full $75,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 16, 1883