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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1886

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The steamer St. Magnus is for sale.

The barge Anglin, at Belleville, has had a new cabin put in.

William Muller, of this city, will be engineer of the prop. Celtic.

Capt. John McBride, of St. Thomas, will take charge of the schr. Metamora.

A half interest in the steamer Reindeer has been purchased by Capt. Collier for $1,500.

Many of the vessels in the harbor have been painted with the goods manufactured by the Kingston Elastic Paint Company.

The first vessel to reach Oswego last year was the schr. Vienna, May 6th. This year the first arrival was April 2nd.

Mr. Thomas Ryan, of Buffalo, has purchased the passenger propellor Nepigon (sic - Nipigon ?) from the Allen Steamship Company, for $15,000. She formerly ran between Chicago and Montreal.

The propeller Canada will trade between Montreal and Lake Superior this season, making the lighthouse trips in midsummer.

The Richelieu Company are having the Canada, Spartan, and Magnet, which are to perform the new Saguenay service in opposition to the St. Lawrence Company's established line, fitted up in a very elaborate manner.

Fitting Out The Norseman - The steamer Norseman, now in port, has been completely overhauled during the winter. The woodwork on the exterior has been renewed and the hull carefully repaired. The saloon and staterooms have been greatly improved. The officers next season will be: Capt. G. Crawford, Kingston; mate, J. Henderson, Charlotte; engineer, J. Riley, Port Hope; steward, A. Stevenson, Kingston.

They Had A Narrow Escape - party of Wolfe Islanders crossing in ice-boat; went into hole.

p.3 Incidents Of The Day - Those who had charge of the iceboats today could not run up the sails, so great was the gale. Whenever they raised the canvass the boats made for Simcoe Island.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 6, 1886