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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1890

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The schr. Ella Murton is loading ice at Dead Man's bay for Charlotte. Terms private.

The tug Rival will go to Toronto on Tuesday for a raft for the Collinsby rafting company.

Though 4 schooner loads of ice have been taken off Wolfe Island there is still lots left.

The dredge to clear the place where the M.T. company's new boat will be launched comes from Belleville.

The tug McArthur will leave tonight for Brockville and will return to the city tomorrow with schrs. Neelon and Breck and 2 pontoons.

The str. Alma Munro, lying at Swift's wharf all winter, has received many repairs. The carpenter and joiner work, done under the supervision of W. Power, was completed today.

Captain McDonald, for many years master of the tug McArthur, has been transferred to the tug Rival. A successor on the McArthur has not been appointed.

The str. D.D. Calvin and 3 barges left yesterday laden with ice. The steamer will discharge at Detroit and the barges will go to Toledo. They will carry timber on the return trip.

The saucy str. Hero started for Picton this morning and on Monday will begin regular trips. She has had a very thorough overhauling, renovated inside and out and painted bright and new. Everything is stout and good and perfectly seaworthy. Her engine and boiler have been gone over and are first class. And some important alterations to her wheels, bearings and wheel beam braces will give her an unquestionable increase in speed which will make some of the "conceited" boats look sharp if they cross the Hero's path this year. She will be officered as follows: Captain, W. Bloomfield; mate, John Given; purser, W. B. Thompson; first engineer Gilbert Johnston; second engineer, M. Redmond; steward, Joseph Tilton, all experienced and competent men and well known by the public. There is every prospect for a good year.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 12, 1890