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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1887

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p.1 M'Garigle In Canada - "boodler" landed at Sarnia from schr. Edward Blake; Blake and Marsh were in same tow, mentions tug Oriole.



The schr. Laura D. is loading ties for Oswego.

The topsails of the schr. Restless, (Capt. Smith), are at the Portsmouth marine railway for repairs.

The steam yacht Spry, of Albany, having on board Jacob Morgan and a party of friends, are now among the islands.

The crews of the barges composing the steamer D.D. Calvin and tow want $1.50 per day. They are receiving $1.25.

The steam yacht Clara, owned by Mr. Kellogg, of Tonawanda, Pa., is among the islands. The Clara is a Hershoff boat and has a record of twenty three miles an hour. She will remain on the river until October.

On Thursday the steam yacht Flight, owned by Cook and Jones of Brockville, sank near that place. Her promenade deck is four feet under water. This morning a party left here with a barge, chains and scows to lift the steamer.

We learn from the Deseronto Tribune that work on the steel steamer is progressing apace, two-thirds of the hull is in frame and the whole iron work is expected to be completed by the end of two months.

The schooner Belle Mitchell, which went down above Erie last fall gave up another of her dead last Friday. One of the crew was washed ashore. The body was so badly decomposed that it was not recognizable, but its description answers that of one of the Mitchell's crew.

Arrivals: schr. Philo Bennett, Oswego, 184 tons of coal; schr. White Oak, Oswego, 421 tons coal; schr. P.M. Rogers, Chicago, 2,200 bush. wheat.

Clearances: prop. Glengarry and consorts, Charlotte, light; prop. Lake Ontario, Sandusky, light; schr. Emerald, Oswego, light; prop. Myles, Oswego, light; schr. Loins (sic), Oswego, light.

On Saturday Diver Coulson thoroughly explored the bottom of the shoal upon which the prop. Myles struck last fall. He found that it was composed of rock granite that would defy pick or crow-bar. The only material that would be of any service in shattering it was dynamite. On the rocks he found some small anchors, weighing from five to ten lbs. each, several muskrat traps, two unexploded shells, the fore-foot of the Myles, tin plates, a jar, and a bottle of pickles. The pickles the men ate for dinner, and they were very good.

The Kingston Yachts - The yacht Garfield reached Charlotte on Saturday night. She takes part in the regatta there tomorrow. The sailing master of the Minnie is in charge of the boat. The Laura is also at Charlotte. The crew were at Niagara for two days. They are having a jolly trip.

Incidents Of The Day - A number of men who have been working for the M.T. Co. were discharged on Saturday evening. The sawmill and blacksmith's shop in the shipyard have been closed.

The barge Robert Gaskin, now in port discharging coal, was built here in 1863 as a schooner, and is therefore one of the oldest lake vessels afloat. She lay alongside the Magnet yesterday, probably the oldest Canadian steamer running, having been built in 1847.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 1, 1887