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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1891

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Capt. Noonan's new steamer will cost $15,000.

The schr. Ella Murton will make another trip to Oswego.

The barge Cornwall is loading buckwheat and peas for Ogdensburg.

J.B. Fairgrieve & Co., Hamilton, will build a new steel propellor costing $60,000. The steel plates for this vessel's construction are now upon their way.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived from Oswego yesterday with a load of coal. She made a good trip over. After unloading she will proceed to Presque Isle to lay up.

Two or three Canadian barges which had got their lines out and made preparations to winter at Oswego, took advantage of the fine weather, Wednesday, and came home.

Ex-Mayor Grenier, it is said, is to be appointed president of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company, vice the Hon. Thomas McMreevy, who, it is said, will shortly resign.

A Chicago despatch says the tug John A. Miller was turned three miles out in the lake and five men had a narrow escape. Peter and John Barry, the owners, are brothers of Mrs. Mary Cole, Watertown, N.Y.

The recent renovation to the str. Spartan's engines are intended to increase her speed to fourteen miles per hour with 19 1/2 revolutions to the minute with eighty pounds of steam. Last summer she ran thirteen miles with 18 revolutions.

The North King reached Davis' dry dock last night, after some trouble. Repairs will at once be proceeded with. In January the barge City of Kingston will be docked and transformed into a steambarge. The engine, etc., of the old steamer Utica will be utilized.

Capt. Dix, of the schr. White Oak, says the sailor W. Ellis, did not break his leg in the forecastle of his schooner. He and several of the crew of the Ella Murton got on a spree in Oswego, and returned to the Murton. A quarrel followed in her forecastle, and during its progress Ellis' leg was broken.

The News In Small Lots - The case of Mrs. Senecal against the Thousand Island steamboat company will be tried in the supreme court, Syracuse, next week. This action was brought to recover $5,000.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Dec 1891