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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1886

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The Garden Island fleet fit out tomorrow.

The steamer Pierrepont made her first trip to Cape Vincent today.

Mr. J. Black will be second mate of the prop. Sir Leonard Tilley.

The str. D.D. Calvin and consort will start up the lake on Saturday.

Capt. Sughrue will command the steamer Chieftain this season.

Capt. M. Niland will command the prop. China, of Chicago, this season.

The sails of the schr. B.W. Folger were bent upon the schooner today.

Capt. Nicholson expects to have the Hero on her route by the 19th inst.

The steamer Hastings, at Toronto, is undergoing thorough repairs.

The schr. Cheney Ames brings 18,000 bush. corn to Kingston from Chicago at six cents.

The steamer Maud is expected to make two trips to the Cape on Thursday.

The indications are that boats will not get through the Straits of Mackinaw, Mich., before April 15th, and possibly later.

The str. Ontario, now lying at the mouth of the Gananoque River, has been seized for $3,000, under mortgage held by F.A. Hicks, of Watertown.

The Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company will, during the tourist season, place an extra boat on the route between Kingston and Montreal.

As soon as navigation opens the schrs. B.W. Folger and A. Foster will load barley at Kingston, Wolfe Island and Bath. The grain is owned by R.J. Eilbeck.

The propeller bought by Messrs. Wilson, McMullen & Co., of Picton, to run tri-weekly trips between Oswego and Trenton, is handsomely furnished for the accommodation of passengers. She will carry over 300,000 feet of lumber in the hold.

The schr. Speedwell left Charlotte on Monday night, bound for Toronto, with a cargo of coal. She was the only vessel on Lake Ontario during last week's storm, and no news of her having been received it is feared she has gone down.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1886