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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1891

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Mr. Adams, steamboat inspector, went to Toronto last evening.

Folger Bros. have disposed of the last of their schooners, the Julia. She was sold to Capt. Savage, of Picton, for $2,800.

The sale of the schr. Morning Star by Adelaide R. Warren, Chicago, to Walter S. Johnson, Milwaukee, is reported for $5,500.

Sails, ropes and other marine rigging are being brought out of the vessels in the harbor and got ready for next season's work. The mariners are a month ahead in their preparations.

Capt. Savage, the owner of the schr. L. Rooney, is giving his vessel a thorough rebuild. Her ceiling has all been taken out and fully half of the frames removed and replaced by new decks and deck beams.

Certificates to engineers have been granted to the following by the board of steamboat inspectors: Second class, William Parker; third class, Alex. Barton; fourth class, Anthony Strong, John W. Hunter, John Bolton, W.C. Spencer, all of Kingston, and James Ryan, Westport.

Capt. Massey, Chicago, has offered $6,000 for the schr. C.G. Houghton, wintering at Great Sodus, for C.W. Elphick, Chicago. Capt. Massey will sail the steambarge Josephine the coming season, and Capt. David Beggs will go in the schr. Parker. If the Comanche is not sold Capt. Patrick Hurley will command her.

The Deseronto navigation company have decided to build a large side-wheel steamer to take the place of the Ella Ross, on the Picton and Trenton route. The new boat will be 160 feet long, 22 feet wide and 9 feet in depth of hold. Capt. Pierce guarantees eighteen miles per hour. The new boat is expected to carry 800 passengers.

Capt. Barney Carney, Oswego, will command the tug William Avery the coming season; Capt. Edward Igo, the tug E.E. Frost; Capt. Charles Ferris, the tug Ferris; Capt. Donovan, the tug M.J. Cummings; Capt. Thompson, the tug May Queen; Capt. Featherstonbaugh, the tug E.J. Redford.

New decks are being put on the steamer D.D. Calvin, and the steamer John A. McDonald is having large repairs to her machinery. The schr. Oliver Mowat is having a new centre board box fitted in place and new stanchions, covering board and sheer strake on the port side. The schr. Flora Emma is getting very large repairs, consisting of new decks and deck beams, rails, stanchions, knight heads, bowsprit and jibboom.

March 12, 1891

p.1 Incidents of the Day - A large staff of joiners and carpenters are employed on the repairs to the Corsican. She will not be ready for business for some time yet.

Last evening Mr. Bone, sailors' missionary, addressed a large audience in the lecture room of Sydenham street church. He gave an interesting account of his work during the past year among sailors and showed satisfactory results.

Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Co. - The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company held its annual meeting yesterday in Montreal, when the following were elected: Alex. Gunn, president; Frank Boss, vice-president; Wm. Stewart, managing director; James Stewart, agent, Portsmouth; S. Harper, John Torrance, jr., directors.

General Paragraphs - The schr. B.W. Folger is being caulked and refitted.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Mar 1891