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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Mar 1892

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The smile is again visible on the old mariner's face.

The schr. Grantham will have a new mizzenmast in the spring.

The schrs. Bangalore and Hyderabad will be dry-docked when the ice breaks up.

Capt. J. Saunders has a gang of men engaged in renovating the schr. Ella Murton.

Capt. Bates removed the bulwarks of the schr. Folger, yesterday, preparatory to inserting new ones.

Capt. Hanlan arrived from Ottawa yesterday. He will put in a new foremast and a jibboom in the schr. Hanlan.

The schr. White Oak will proceed to Garden Island upon the opening of navigation and have a new foremast put in.

The sum of $30,000 has been allotted for Oswego harbor improvements. It costs $15,000 annually to maintain the works.

Capt. T. Taylor hauled out 2 sticks of timber at Portsmouth, yesterday, to make the topmasts for the sch. Annie Falconer.

The str. Campana will be placed in the freight and passenger trade between Chicago and Kingston. Capt. John McNabb will have command.

Capt. Wm. Preston died of paralysis in the marine hospital, Stapleton, S.I. ? He commanded the schr. Senator Blood and his experiences here are remembered by many. He had difficulty with his crew which led to action in court.

On Monday Capt. James Dix will leave for Toledo to superintend the fitting out of the schr. Dunn. The owners of the boat have been offered 6 cents freight on wheat from Duluth to Kingston. They have not accepted and are pending the settlement of the rebate on toll question.

A Reporter Checked - deputation to government in Ottawa ...."The freedom from tolls, on the Canadian canals should not be given to United States vessels upon business carried from United States ports to United States ports, from the carriage of which Canadian vessels are excluded."


The Captains Selected.

Oswego men will command the following steamers and sailing vessels the coming season: str. Parnell, Capt. P. Griffin; str. Monteagle, Capt. William Griffin; str. Saxon, Cleveland, Capt. Steve Murphy; str. Hecla, Capt. D. Hourigan; str. Arctic, Capt. Pappa.

Sailing vessels and barges: Charles Hough (Rough?), Annie M. Peterson; John Carr, Houghton; Mat. Hourigan, Oliver Mitchell; John McDowell, West Side; P. Woods, M.T. Downing; James Lanigan, Mills; George Richards, Bradley; George Williams, W.H. Rounds; William Lennon, Reuben Dowd; P. Hurley, Comanche; John Hurley, Mystic Star; Capt. Moltk, M.J. Cummings; M. Pidgeon, C.A. King; Frank McGuire, Moonlight; George Blair, John T. Mott.

March 25, 1892

p.1 Sudden Death - Joseph Deane, Lockmaster at Kingston Mills.


Julien Chabot, general manager of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, is in town on business in connection with the steamers laid up here.

A contest occurred between Capt. Mallet and Isaac Oliver in making punts at the M.T. Co's yard yesterday. Oliver beat Mallet by two minutes on the first while the latter outdid the former by eight minutes on the second one. Mallet will wager $10 he can outwork Oliver.

March 26, 1892

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The str. Bon Voyage will again run from Charlotte to Alexandria Bay, calling at Kingston.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Mar 1892