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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1887

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p.1 Incidents Of The Day - The schooners Wavecrest and Acacia are at the K. & M. Forwarding Co. from Toronto with wheat.

The steambarge G.P. Heath, loaded with hay, caught fire forward when off this port, and in the lake she was turned toward Centreville Point, and when near that place the crew endeavored to make a landing at the pier, but the swift current carried the burning steamer north of the landing. She struck the beach about thirty yards from shore. The crew had great difficulty in reaching the shore. The wheelman, George Olsen, was lost. The steamer is a total loss, valued at $6,000 and cargo at $600.



The schr. Dudley will load lumber for Oswego.

The tug Active cleared last evening with three barges for Bay City.

The steambarge Nile is loading grain at Wolfe Island for Deseronto.

The schr. Lewis Ross has cleared for Sandusky to load coal for Kingston.

The steamer Hastings and the schr. Carveth are on the dry dock at Port Dalhousie.

The steamer Alexandria passed down the river last night. She took on considerable freight here.

The schr. Norwood is on the Portsmouth marine railway for repairs. The steamer Reindeer is waiting to be docked.

The steam yacht Toneata, of Kingston, will run during the season between Murray canal and Massassaga Point.

Seamen's wages for Canadian vessels on Lake Ontario are reported at $1.25, and through the canals $1.50 per day.

The false sides on the Quinte have made her much steadier, and the alterations in her machinery have increased her speed.

The steamer Africa, burned to the main deck at Owen Sound last summer, has been rebuilt and fitted as a barge. Capt. Patterson, of this city, is the owner.

The schr. Ocean Wave, which went ashore near Port Ontario last fall with a cargo of barley, has been released and towed to Oswego. The vessel is in fair condition.

On Sunday the tug McArthur arrived from Brockville with a dredge and scow. This evening she cleared with the tow for Toronto. She will attempt to release the schr. Queen of the Lakes, ashore near Weller's Bay.

The prop. Persia passed down the river today on her first trip from St. Catharines to Montreal. She was in command of Capt. Scott. Under his direction the propeller was repaired during the past winter at an expense of $6,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1887