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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1891

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - Yesterday the schr. B.W. Folger arrived with 246 tons of coal from Sodus Point. This is the 6th cargo carried by this vessel in three weeks.

N. Cousineau, appointed steward on the steamer Spartan in place of R.J. Bushel, arrived yesterday and will superintend the work of getting his department ready for service. Mr. Bushel left today to join the steamer Algerian at Sorel, Que. He will act as purser on her.

Men have been engaged night and day for several weeks putting new boilers in the steamer Corsican. They were delayed at a foundry in Toronto and should have been here a month before they arrived. This delay has necessitated the pushing of the work of locating them.

Mr. Fisk, of Rochester, has been appointed steward of the steamer St. Lawrence. He is very efficient in his business having had a great deal of experience.

A. Sparham has been appointed head baggageman on the str. Spartan.


The prop. Ocean passed here for Montreal yesterday.

The sloop Minnie is unloading sand at Crawford's.

The rate on coal from Oswego to Kingston is 25 cents per ton.

The schooner Flora Emma is loading coal for Swift & Co. at Oswego.

The sloop Maggie L. is unloading grain from Adolphustown at Richardson's.

The tug Thompson and tow of five barges, grain laden, will leave tonight for Montreal.

The str. Armenia passed here yesterday from Deseronto to Brockville with a general cargo.

Arrivals: tug Thompson and three barges, Oswego, coal; sloop Barnard, Chaumont, light.

The hold of the North King was flooded yesterday to find out whether she leaked or not, and the result was most satisfactory, for she hardly leaked a drop.

The shipment of coal from Oswego so far since the opening of navigation has been particularly heavy and bids fair to continue at the same rate from now until the close of navigation.

Clearances: tug Bronson and six barges, Montreal, grain; props. Hecla and Omaha, Charlotte, light, to load coal; schr. B.W. Folger, Fairhaven, light; sloop Barnard, Chaumont, produce.

Mr. Carmen, Belleville, has sold his interest in the steamyacht Cosetta. He is negotiating for a yacht with all modern conveniences to use on an extensive cruising tour during the summer.

The propeller Raleigh has been sold by John Corrigan and H.C. Scott, of Cleveland, to N.S. Whipple and Henry Wineman, jr., of Detroit. The Raleigh was built at Cleveland in 1872.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived this morning from Hay Bay and Adolphustown with 2,000 bushels of peas and 1,225 bushels of rye for Richardson & Son. As soon as discharged the boat will clear for Deseronto to load shingles for Dexter, N.Y.

The schr. St. Louis, coal laden, aground at Hamilton, is off. A heavy blow came up from the south and, catching the furled topsails, drove the big vessel off into deep water, much to the delight of Capt. McGribben, who had been unable to get a tug to help her. A curious incident in connection with the affair was that on the very day the Two Brothers was lightering the St. Louis, Sylvester, of Toronto, owner of the St. Louis, had a case in the Toronto courts against the Brothers for wharf dues. They can now call it square.

Schooner Kimball Probably Lost - Manistee, May 14th - The schooner W.C. Kimball, which left here Friday during a storm, with 250,000 shingles and 200 barrels of salt, is reported lost off Point Betsy. The schooner Lawrence, from the north, reports passing through the wreckage. The Kimball's crew consisted of Capt. Stevens, two seamen and a passenger named Wolf, a resident of Northport, and said to be a Chicago printer or editor. The Kimball was a schooner owned by Northport parties. The loss is about $1,500. No bodies are reported recovered.

General Paragraphs - The str. Khartoum is carrying hay here from Wolfe Island.

J. Holder, of the R. & O. N. Co.'s staff, leaves tomorrow for Sorel to superintend the fitting out of the str. Passport.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1891