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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1879

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p.3 Life Boat - McKelvey & Birch shipped a life-boat today for the Waubushene Lumbering Company, of Collingwood. It is made wholly of galvanized iron, and will weather all gales.


Mr. Fairburn's yacht Mocking Bird, of Brockville, arrived here yesterday and will be fitted up.

Captain Davis, of the little steamer Lizzie, built last season at Westport, will run on the river this season in the vicinity of the Bay and Thousand Island Park.

The Corinthian, in running down the canal the other day, got wedged in the old lock at Lachine, the timbers for protecting the sides of the vessel having been left down through some oversight. She got out of her difficulty without mishap.

Arrangements have been made to take the steamer T.S. Faxton to Chicago and employ her as an excursion boat out of that port. She is 120' long, has a 38 inch compound engine, and makes 15 m.p.h.

Mr. Gilmore's steam yacht has left here for Ottawa, having been remodelled in some respects since last sailing season at our Marine Railway. A new compound engine has been added, by which her speed will be increased.

Captain Cuthbert, Belleville, is engaged on a ten ton yacht for a gentleman in Kingston.The Intelligencer says it is the desire of the owner and builder to surpass in speed the yachts of the same tonnage in these waters, and Cuthbert will no doubt try hard to excel those craft which he has previously turned out.

Welland Canal

Port Colborne, May 9th - Vessels passed through the Canal yesterday were: Down -Schr. Senator Blood, Toledo, Oswego, corn and wheat.

Up - Schr. B. Everleigh, Charlotte, Toledo, light; Nellie Wilder, do, do, coal; Thomas Parson, do, do, do; R. Morwood, Welland, waiting order, light; Golden Fleece, Chicago, unloading grain at elevator.

In Harbor - Schrs. Golden Fleece, R. Morwood.

Port Dalhousie, 1 p.m., May 9th - Bound Up - Schrs. Henry Folger, Clayton, Winnipeg, light; P.B. Locke, Oswego, Chicago, coal; H. Keelar, Bay City, Chicago, light; S. Neelon, Toronto, Pt. Colborne, light; Prussia, Kingston, Lake Superior, do; Norway, do, do, do; Bismarck, do, Duluth, do; Oriental, do, Lake Superior, do; Siberia, do, do, do; Denmark, do, Toledo, do; Bavaria, do, do, do; J.N. Carter, Charlotte, Pt. Stanley, do; L.L. Lamb, Oswego, Toledo, coal; Trade Wind, Darlington, Cleveland, light; Highland Beauty arrived with lumber for St. Catharines.

Bound Down: Schrs. Russia, Dresden, Kingston, wheat; Cataract, Port Stanley, do, wheat; steambarge Lincoln, Toledo, do, corn; Mary, Pt. Stanley, do, wheat; Wawanosh, Toledo, do, corn; W.J. Sheffel (sic - Suffel ?), do, do, do; Pandora, do, do, do; barge Lisgar, do, do, do; Gibraltar, do, do, do. The schr. Jessie H. Breck which has been on dock here for some time left tonight. The schr. (sic) H.A. Calvin, working at Niagara, arrived here this morning and succeeded in taking the schr. Annandale off the beach. The Annandale is now on the dry-dock. The Calvin, with tug, left this morning for Kingston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1879