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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1887


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p.8 Incidents Of The Day - The schr Gold Hunter sprung a leak at Oswego yesterday.

The the pilot house of the str. Reliance has been raised to her deck.

It is likely that the tow barge Bangalore will be fitted out as a sailing vessel this season.

Two chains, weighing 7,000 lbs., reached the city today from Quebec. They are owned by Mr. Leslie.

Chains are being worked forward under the prop. Myles, and in a few days another attempt will be made to raise her. Good weather favors the undertaking.

Personal Mention - Capt. Gowan, of the steam barge Resolute, has arrived in the city. The vessel will be prepared at once. A cabin will be provided, so that passengers can be carried between Oswego and Deseronto.

A Very Lengthy Petition - Capt. J. Donnelly, jr., left for Ottawa last evening and will present a petition, 12 feet in length, and signed by sailors and vessel owners at this and other lake ports, to the minister of marine. The petition prays that that part of the marine act compelling owners of tow barges to employ certified mates and masters be left in force.

A New Steamboat Company - Articles of incorporation of the Rochester, Alexandria Bay and Thousand Islands Steamboat Co. were filed Thursday. The capital stock is $30,000, and the location of the principle business office is to be at Carthage, N.Y. The trustees are George Sweet, Vernon Sweet, and Wellington H. Gowdy, of Carthage, N.Y.

Stronger and Better Boat - Manager Finucan, of the str. Rothesay, is in the city. The steamer is on the ways at Ogdensburg, and is having $10,000 worth of repairs put upon her. She will be open to charter for excursions.


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Date of Original:
March 8, 1887
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KN.15518b
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Rick Neilson
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 8, 1887