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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1890

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The prop. Cuba is expected from Chicago to-night with wheat.

The str. Armenia, Kingston to Toledo, passed Port Colborne, Saturday.

The prop. St. Magnus is loading rails for Port Arthur and will leave tonight.

The lease of the ferry Mary Ethel, Belleville, has been cancelled by the gov't.

A large fleet which was wind bound at Port Colborne for a couple of days last week, left there on Saturday.

Clearances: tug Thompson and 3 barges, Oswego, light; barge Puritan, Carleton Island, lumber; str. Armenia and barge, Cape Vincent, light.

The yacht Atalanta, partially destroyed by fire at Charlotte, N.Y. some time ago and subsequently purchased by D.R. Leavens, has arrived at Belleville. She will be hauled out near Flint and Holton's Mill and will be thoroughly repaired.

Arrivals: prop. St. Magnus, Montreal, light; tug Thompson and 7 barges, Montreal, light; prop. Ocean, Hamilton; prop. Persia, Montreal; steam yacht Nightingale, Clayton; tug Col. By and barges Minnie and Thistle, Cape Vincent, light.

The weather bureau is making a name for itself. The storm drum which has been hanging out for the last 2 days, warning mariners that a heavy gale from the west was in order, was nearly blown off the pole by a hurricane from the east. Better luck next time.

Capt. William Griffin, of the schr. Monteagle, is certainly in hard luck. A few days ago he got caught in the Straits in a dense fog and collided with the str. Iona, both vessels sustaining damage. On Tuesday in coming across Lake Michigan from Escanaba, he was caught in a great gale and both masts were rolled out, breaking off close to the deck.

The water in the dry-dock has, through incessant pumping, been reduced to within a few feet of the bottom and now the submerged machinery and tools may be seen. Mr. Hume says the damage to the plant is immaterial, but the delay to the work has been immense. Had this break not occurred the sides of the dock would have been completed now. Where the final break occurred in the dam the mud and earth were carried inwards, completely covering some newly-laid masonry. This will all have to be cleared, a very tedious operation, as all the earth is water-soaked and heavy to handle.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 20, 1890