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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1891

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The str. Rideau Belle makes her last trip down the canal today.

The schr. Burton lost her jibboom in the storm on the lake Thursday night.

James R. Whalen will act as mate of the schr. Pilot for the balance of the season.

The steam barge Saxon will be fitted up to carry passengers as well as freight next year.

A sunken wreck near the spile dock is the cause of considerable trouble to vessels. It should be removed.

Captain Barr, formerly in command of the U.S. revenue cutter Bibb, has been ordered to the revenue cutter Hamilton, at Philadelphia.

Capt. Pierce is preparing plans for two steel steamers to be built by the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, to be run between Kingston and Montreal.

Clearances: barge William, Montreal, 10,000 bushels buckwheat and 10,000 bushels peas; schr. Dudley, Oswego, light; barge City of Kingston, Ogdensburg, lumber.

The steamer Alberta went to Galloup Island, Sunday, after the buoy that had broken from its anchor on the head of the shoal. The buoy was taken to Cape Vincent. A new cable will be put in and then replaced.

Arrivals: prop. Glengarry and consorts Gaskin and Glenora, Fort William, wheat; tug Walker, Charlotte, with barge Maggie with coal; str. Nile, Deseronto, lumber; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, peas; schr. Burton, Oswego, coal; str. John Haggart, Perth; str. Rideau Belle, Portland.

S.J. Barker, proprietor of the wharf at Northport, has recently had the old hull of the steamer Quail raised and removed from its position by the dock. Over 20 years ago the Quail plied between Picton and Belleville. Her time-table shows that seven hours were consumed in making the run between port and port thus showing her speed to average a little over four miles an hour. An old resident of Northport claims that in stormy weather the Quail would not cross Big Bay and that three days in succession he boarded her with the intention of going to the city and that each time the captain was afraid to risk crossing the bay. An excursion of that date advertised the old boat to make the run from Picton to Kingston in eleven hours.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1891