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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1884

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- for steamers Maid of Canada - wood, 166 ft. x 25 ft. 3 in. x 9 ft. 5 in., registered tonnage 552, engine, 9 ft. stroke, cylinder 36 inches; and Maskinonge - wood, 64 ft. 2 in. x 16 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 10 in., registered tonnage 28.96, at Sorel, on May 13th; also engines of Athenian and Abyssinian, New York built, and both of 11 ft. stroke and 56 inch cylinder, the engine of the str. St. Francis, 10 ft. stroke and 36 in. cylinder.

p.3 Sale of Steamers, etc. - Attention is directed to the sale at Sorel, on Tuesday next, by Benning and Barsalon, of steamers, boilers, engine, life boats and other equipment. This sale has attracted great attention throughout Canada, and will attract a large assemblage of steamboat men and builders.

Yacht Club Meeting - A meeting of the Kingston Yacht Club was held at the office of Dr. Curtis last evening. There was a large attendence. The 2nd of August was selected for the annual regatta. The members also came to the unanimous decision that the Club should offer a silver cup, to be competed for by the third class yachts of this city. The yacht that wins first place five times in succession will own the cup.

Personal Mention - Capt. J. Donnelly is in Oswego adjusting his claim against the schr. Typo, rescued from Amherst Island last year.

Bay of Quinte Yacht Club organized at Belleville.


The schr. Oliver Mowat will sail next week.

The prop. Celtic, of Hamilton, arrived at Swift's today with a general cargo.

The Idle Wild left Richardson's today with 2,000 bush. oats for Brockville.

The prop. Ocean arrived at Swift's wharf this afternoon from Toronto with a general cargo.

The barge Chicago will leave Brockville tomorrow with 20,000 bushels of peas for Richardson & Co.

The str. Chieftain left Garden Island for Quebec yesterday with a raft, consisting of 11 drams of timber and staves.

Schr. Gazelle, Capt. Cornelius, is ashore at South Bay, light. The schr. A.G. Ryan is anchored alongside of her.

The str. Chicoutimi, from Cornwall, has arrived at Gunn's dock. She is on her way to Toronto to engage in the excursion business.

The str. Rothesay was auctioned at Hutcheson's rooms today. There was a fair body of mariners present. The steamer was sold by the liquidators of the Exchange Bank. Chas. Fisher, of Montreal, was the purchaser for $15,000. The steamer will be placed on the route between Clayton and Dickinson's Landing.

The new steamer at Clayton is fast approaching completion. Her mast and gallows have been put in, the riveting is finished on the iron siding, the planking is completed, the frame work to the upper cabin is erected and some of the machinery put in. Some of the interested parties would have launched her this week but it was thought advisable to postpone it another week.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1884