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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1891

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The sloop Lia is discharging sand at the drydock.

The sloop Woodduck is discharging slabs at Gunn's.

The schr. Julia cleared for Oswego last evening to load coal for Welsh.

The str. Chieftain and tow arrived at Garden Island yesterday from Lachine.

The prop. Persia called here yesterday on her way from St. Catharines to Montreal.

The schr. White Oak arrived yesterday from Oswego with 380 tons of coal for Crawford.

The tug Thompson and three barges are expected to arrive from Oswego tonight with coal.

The Calvin company's third raft, of ten drams of timber, left Garden Island for Quebec today, in tow of the str. Chieftain.

Yesterday the 2 barges laden with coal, in tow of the Eleanor before she sank at the Main Ducks, were towed to Smith's Falls by the steamer Lorelle.

Clearances: tug Thompson, Oswego, light; str. Nile, Clayton, light; str. Armenia and barge Isis, Deseronto, light; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, barley; schr. Julia, Oswego, light.

Arrivals: str. Hecla, Chicago, 48,693 bush. wheat; Omaha, Chicago, 48,050 bush. wheat; tug Thompson and barge Regina, Oswego, coal; prop. Marion, Chicago, corn for Portsmouth; str. Nile and barge Isis, Ottawa, lumber; schr. White Oak, Oswego, coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal.

Incidents of the Day - The steam-whistle nuisance is again being inflicted upon the citizens. Many complain of the seemingly needless and loud whistling of steamers in the last few nights.

The barges to be used in connection with the work of deepening the harbour are being put in condition. The divers, under the superintendence of Capt. Paul, will commence quarrying next week.

General Paragraphs - The schr. Queen of the Lakes arrived this afternoon from Chatham with rye.

The str. John Haggart arrived up the canal this afternoon from Perth, where she has been delayed by the placing of a new wheel. After breaking her last wheel, for the second time, she had to work for several miles with only one bucket before arriving at Perth.

p.4 The schr. W.C. Kimball of Northport, Mich., with all on board, was lost in the gale Friday night. There were four persons on board, Captain James Stevens, two sailors and one passenger, W.E. Wolf, a newspaper correspondent.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1891