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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1884

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p.1 Bedford Mills - The str. Mary Bedford is making her last trip and will be hauled out. The str. R. Anglin is loading bark for Carrington, Gananoque. The Edmund and three barges loaded and left for Brockville on Saturday night.

Deseronto Echoes - The Rathbun Co. are busy getting out the frame work for the lighthouse, to be known as Deseronto Light, the contract of which being awarded them by theDominion Gov't.



The K. & M. Forwarding Company are repairing No. 1 elevator.

The tug Active left this morning for Oswego with three barges and 600,000 feet of lumber.

The sloop Pilot cleared for the foot of Wolfe Island today. She loaded 2,000 bush. barley and wheat for Richardson.

The tug Chieftain has, with four of the K. & M. Co.'s barges, left for Oswego, there to load 2,200 tons of coal for Montreal.

The tug Sir John and two barges, light, and the steambarge Nile and barge Bedford, cleared for Ottawa this morning.

The steamer Watertown, which started from here a week ago, only reached the canal yesterday. Heavy weather was the cause of her delay.

The schr. Wilcox, dismasted on Lake Ontario, has passed up the Welland Canal in tow of a tug, bound for Cleveland where she will receive new spars.

The tug Thompson left with the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora and 2,500 tons of coal for Brockville, also three other barges and 1,800 tons coal started for Montreal this morning.

The tug Wright took a gang of men to Four Mile Point yesterday and raised the anchor which is supposed to have been dropped by the tow barge Mary Stockwell recently.

The prop. St. Magnus lost an anchor and about 40 fathoms of chain under Long Point during the recent gale. In the shelter behind Long Point are hundreds of valuable anchors and fathoms of chain, left there by vessels which could not raise them in a sudden change of wind. It ought to pay a wrecking expedition to work there in favorable weather.

Richardson's dock - The sloop Lorraine arrived from Gananoque today with 4,500 bush. wheat and peas; also the sloop Home, 1,500 bush. barley; the sloop Minnie, 1,200 bush. barley, Wolfe Island. The schr. Herbert Dudley is loading 14,000 bush. barley at Gananoque for Oswego, and Capt. Dix's schooner White Oak cleared this morning with 12,000 bush. grain. She will stop at Amherst Island and take on 1,000 bush. more, then proceed to Oswego. The schr. Edward Hanlan is loading 7,000 bush. barley at Adolphustown for Oswego. The schr. Speedwell left Prescott yesterday for Oswego with a cargo of 8,700 bush. rye.

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p.3 Hunting Up Dangerous Rocks - W.J. Stewart, connected with the Dominion Hydrographical Survey, was in the city today, en route to his home in Ottawa. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of the Royal Military College, and was engaged during the summer in looking up rocks, reefs and shoals in the Georgian Bay. Progress has been made under difficulties. Many of the dangerous passages have been sounded, and a few rocks, not hitherto appearing on the charts, have been discovered, and others that have been wrongly located. In the winter Mr. Stewart will be engaged in preparing charts, based upon the summer's work, for the use of publishers.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1884