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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Mar 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The str. Hero is receiving new guards, bridge trees and wheels.

March 22, 1892

p.1 Across The Border - Cape Vincent, March 22nd - The scow Carleton, owned by Brewster & Marks, is being thoroughly repaired.....Capt. A. Hinckley is at Picton repairing the steam barge Alberta.

News In Small Lots - The tug Walker is undergoing repairs.

The str. Rideau Belle is not sold but on opening of navigation will resume regular trips between here and Ottawa calling at Perth twice a week.

General Paragraphs - R. Davis is busily engaged on 3 compound engines for steam yachts. He is erecting one for Capt. Newton, Montreal, to be inserted in the Ingomar and the other two are for Kingston yactsmen.

p.4 Rebate on Canal Tolls - Ottawa, March 22nd - In the Exchequer Court yesterday Justice Burbidge gave judgement in the case of the Queen vs. the Ogdensburg Transit Company in behalf of the crown for $5347, with interest at the rate of 6 per cent from Dec. 8th, 1890. This was a case of damages against the steamer Haskell, which on July 29th, 1889, ran into the head gates of lock 16 on the Welland canal.

March 23, 1892

p.1 General Paragraphs - The Strange Bros. intend greatly improving their yacht Norma, in order that more speed may be secured. The improvements will be made by W. Robinson.

The Rebate Question - will the government grant rebates on grain transhipped at Ogdensburg? - a local grain merchant's views.


The steamer North King will start on her regular trips on April 25th.

William Leslie, Gananoque, has been appointed engineer of one of the M.T. Co's elevators.

The prop Myles has contracted to carry 120,000 bushels of grain from Duluth to Kingston.

Robert Hepburn has been reengaged as engineer of the tug Bronson, and began with his staff, today, to fit up the boat for the spring.

William Stewart, managing director of the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company, has resigned his membership in the Canadian marine association because of its sectionalism in insisting that rebates on grain only be given to vessels discharging at Kingston. The arrangements of his company for transhipping at Ogdensburg, he says, does not put one bushel of grain past Kingston.

Division Court Cases - Thomas Craig vs. St. Lawrence Steamboat Co. - damage done by collision between the str. Princess Louise and str. Swan; amount $60; settled between parties.

Portsmouth Notes - The carpenter work, in connection with the barges Hyderabad and Bangalore, is nearly finished. The hulls are being painted. Barges owned by the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company will be overhauled this spring and prospects for work are good.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Mar 1892