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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1892

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p.1 Will Employ Men - Hugh Ryan, who purchased the schooners Bangalore and Hyderabad, at Portsmouth, will employ a large gang of men in converting them into barges. The work will be commenced next week.

Incidents of the Day - The whaleback Charles Wetmore has been purchased by the Pacific steel barge company and will engage permanently in the coast trade.

All the M.T. Co.'s lake vessels and tugs will be painted black for the coming season. Thirty-two red barges will also be repainted.

The steamers Maynard, Belmont and Islander will receive improvements this winter.

Feb. 15, 1892

p.1 The Boat Not Lost - steamer Protector (formerly Ontario) is fitting for sea at New York and is not lost as previously reported.

Incidents of the Day - Work is being pushed forward on the tug Thompson so as to have everything in readiness for the opening of navigation.

p.2 The Marine Outlook - A friend in Cleveland, writing to Capt. Booth, says the prospects are that marine circles in the United States will be much brisker next year. The iron ore business is reviving. When asked his opinion as to the outlook on this side the captain said things would not be much livelier this year than last. "As long as the iron ore business is allowed to remain inactive we need not look for any bonanzas."

Feb. 16, 1892

p.1 The News In Small Lots - The new steel propellor being built in Hamilton for Capt. Fairgrieve is showing her shape. She will be 180 feet long, twenty feet longer than the Myles, and about as much longer as the St. Magnus. She will be thirty two feet beam when planked and will carry from 1,200 to 1,400 tons.

Feb. 17, 1892

p.1 Their Tender Was Accepted - The Donnelly Salvage wrecking company is in receipt of a communication from the marine department acquainting them of the fact that their tender for the removal of the schooner A.G. Ryan, sunk off Capt. John's Island, Bay of Quinte, had been accepted.

Feb. 18, 1892


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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1892