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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1888

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The schr. A. Foster cleared for Oswego today with barley.

The schr. Watertown was stripped at Portsmouth yesterday.

The str. Van Allen will load 25,000 feet of lumber for Oswego.

The S.S. Rosedale and Algonquin were expected from Duluth today with grain.

The steamer Norseman made her last trip on Saturday. She has done a large season's business.

The str. Armenia, from Deseronto, discharged shingles and door sashes at the Grove Inn dock this morning.

A week ago the schr. E. Blake cleared for Cleveland with iron ore. She was lying at Four Mile Point today, detained by bad weather.

The schrs. Benson and Merritt, towed by the prop. Tilley, are here laden with grain waiting to be discharged. The grain will be taken to Montreal in cars.

Yesterday over 4,000 bushels of barley, delivered at Winburne's dock, Pittsburg, by farmers, was put into the schr. Julia. This is the largest quantity of grain that has been delivered at any point by farmers in this section for many years. The barley was purchased by Mr. F.F. Cole, and the schr. Julia cleared with it today for Oswego.

Work of Capt. Horne.

Kingston, Nov. 3rd - To the Editor:

It was generally known that dangerous shoals and hidden rocks lay in the Marysville harbour at Wolfe Island, and that on many occasions they had caused damage to vessels and cargoes, yet no steps were taken to prevent until Capt. W.W. Horne, custom house officer at Marysville, conceived the idea of sounding the harbour and setting conspicuous buoys on all the dangerous places. He did this with his own labour and expense, giving the harbour a respectable businesslike appearance, and now, instead of groping their way along as formerly, captains of vessels can steer boldly to their respective wharves, fearless of any danger. Capt. Horne deserves much praise for the effective action taken by him in this matter.

Yours, A Sailor

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1888