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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1888

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The schr. White Oak, Capt. Joseph Dix, with coal from Oswego, has reached port.

The schr. Philo Bennett will load phosphate for Charlotte on Wednesday.

The str. D.D. Calvin and tow, including the demasted schooner Breck, arrived today.

The steam launch Cruiser, at Portsmouth will be launched on Thursday next after having had extensive improvements made upon her. Major Tilton, deputy minister of marine, visited the craft today and is well satisfied with the work done upon her. The repairs will cost about $2,000. Capt. Holmes is here and will start for Collingwood with her as soon as she is launched. The old crew will be on her. It numbers six men. The launch will be engaged this fall in going over fishing grounds about which complaints have been made. Capt. Holmes will investigate the grievances and report to the department. He thinks the boat is cheap at $13,000 and yet it will not cost the government when complete over $9,000. She originally cost $20,000.

Regatta At Belleville - details.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 17, 1888