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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1886

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The str. City of Belleville ran into port today.

The scow Jessie has arrived with stone from Gananoque.

Lewis & Son have purchased the Philo Bennett for $450.

The steambarge D.D. Calvin and consorts have left for Traverse City.

The tug Mixer, Capt. J.F. Allen, is doing the harbour business this season.

A raft of eight drachms of timber left Collinsby in tow of the steamer McArthur for Quebec.

The prop. Michigan came in today from Toledo with 17,500 bush. corn. Capt. R. McMaugh is in charge.

Capt. D. Murphy takes command of the tug Eastern (sic - Easton ?), which leaves Ottawa in a few days with six barges, lumber-laden, for Oswego.

The locks at Kingston Mills are undergoing repair and navigation on the Rideau river will not be possible before Thursday.

The government have allowed the changing of the steamer Argyle's name to Glengarry, and barge Seneca to Jennie.

The prop. Persia, from St. Catharines, called this morning, unloaded a quantity of flour and shipped general merchandise for Montreal.

The schrs. Mowat and Elgin are loading lumber for Oswego, and the steambarge Nile and barge Bedford are shipping ties for Cape Vincent.

The tug Eleanor, Capt. E. Smith, and barges London and Bloomer, will arrive from Trenton this week. They will be engaged in the lumber trade between Ottawa and Oswego.

While the steambarge Niagara was making its way last evening into a slip near Davidson & Doran's foundry it collided with a boathouse owned by Mr. H. Wade and partially destroyed the structure.

Arrivals - tug McArthur, Oswego, light; schr. Wm. Elgin, Oswego, light.

Clearances - prop. Niagara, Toledo, light; str. Alexandria, Montreal, eggs; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, 50,000 ft. lumber; schr. C.B. Wood, Dexter, 70,000 ft. lumber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 4, 1886