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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1888

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The steambarge Saxon, caught in the fog Sunday night, ran aground off the harbor. She was pulled off by the Quinte without damage.

The owner of the yacht Merle has been challenged for a race by the owners of the Alice Enwright, the fastest yacht on Lake Erie, for $250 a side.

Capt. Dick and Mr. Adams, Kingston, inspectors of steamboat hulls and boilers, have been to Peterboro to look over the Golden Eye. She is in splendid shape.

There is every indication that the dry dock will be located at Powers' ship yard. The street adjacent to the yard will be granted to the government on easy terms.

In a few days fourteen new buoys will be located in the dangerous places in the harbor. Capt. J.F. Allen has been appointed to place them and will do the work for three years.

The Brown foundry company, Belleville, will probably put a new boiler in the steam-yacht Cruiser. The cabinet ministers took a jaunt to the Murray Canal while they were on the Cruiser.

The new steamer Kathleen will start on her regular trips between Kingston and Montreal on Saturday. Messrs. Miller and Twiss and families will take passage on the steamer.

Breck & Booth have chartered the schr. Dudley to carry coal from Charlotte to Kingston at 30 cents per ton; iron ore from Kingston to Cleveland at 65 cents per ton; coal from Cleveland to Belleville at $1.10 per ton.

The steam yacht Cosette is at Deseronto undergoing repairs. She was damaged while going through the Erie Canal. She is from Philadelphia, 120 feet long, and fitted up magnificently. After cruising several weeks down the river the party will return to Philadelphia by way of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 24, 1888