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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1872

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p.2 New Vessel - S. Collier and Bros. launched at South Bay yesterday a new schooner called the S. & J. Collier. She will carry 12,000 bushels of grain.

-Prop. Maine Sunk - The propeller Maine, bound from Ogdensburg to Chicago with merchandise, sunk on Sunday night in Goose Bay, a wood station on the St. Lawrence River, about 6 miles below Alexandria Bay. About 8 cords of wood had been taken aboard, when the crew went to supper. On their return it was discovered that the propeller was leaking. The captain immediately backed her into a bay, where she rested on a sandy bottom. A portion of her cargo was taken ashore.

The Kingston's Loss - The burning suggests the query: are the crews of Canadian steamboats periodically exercised in fire drill? On board the Lake Champlain boats, and we believe the practice is generally followed on American steamers, the men are put through a drill with the hose, such as would prove eminently efficient in case of fire. A signal is given by the Captain; the men swarm up, some run out the hose, others rig the pumps, hand and steam, the officers take their several positions ready to direct the operations. The turnout is utilized in washing decks. Thus the hands are kept familiar with their duties; discipline - so invaluable in case of fighting fire - is maintained, and the capabilities of crew and apparatus are fully developed.

If such drill is not observed on our steamers, no time should be lost in introducing it. [Montreal Star]

-First Trip - str. Maud made trial trip last Tuesday.

-V.P.T.W.C. - 12.

p.3 The Royal Mail Line - str. Banshee running rapids from Prescott to Montreal.

-Running the Rapids - R.M. steamers now running all the rapids to Montreal.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Jun 1872