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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1890

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The schr. Julia left last evening for Picton to load grain.

E. Adams and Capt. T. Donnelly, steam boat inspectors are looking over the boats in Belleville harbour.

The str. Ella Ross has been placed upon the route of the ill fated str. Quinte. The Ross received many repairs this spring.

The friends of Capt. Christie, master of the late str. Quinte, were glad to hear that his certificate has not been cancelled.

The schr. Hanlan is loading ice at Amherst Island for Charlotte and the steam barge Reliance is loading lumber at the Eagle Mills.

Yesterday afternoon the M.T. company launched a new grain elevator at their dock. A large crowd who assembled got a wetting as the elevator made a great splash as it hit the water.

Capt. P. Sylvian, Montreal, has been appointed captain of the steamer Southeastern, recently purchased by the C.P. car and transfer company to run between Ogdensburg and Prescott.

The tug Rival of the Collinsby rafting company had to cut loose from a raft below the Three Sisters and have repairs made to her rudder by the gang of men employed in driving piles at Brockville. The timber on the outside edge of the rudder had become bent, requiring four iron plates to keep it in position.

The Ottawa lock labourers who applied to the gov't for an increase of wages have not been answered. All the employees on the locks between Ottawa and Kingston have free houses furnished them by the gov't and the Ottawa lock labourers demand the same privilege or in lieu thereof 25 cents per day in their pay. But their request is not likely to be considered in this session if at all.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 16, 1890