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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Glenora was let out of the drydock today, and the tugs Sir John and Olevia Gordon went in.

The Hero makes her first trip of the season for Belleville, on Saturday morning at 9 o'clock.

Incidents of the Day - The schr. B.W. Folger left today to load coal at Charlotte for J. Swift.

Because of scarcity of water the schr. Bangalore is aground at Portsmouth.

This afternoon the str. Corsican took her trial trip. Her engine was compounded during the winter.

The str. Nightingale will come up from Clayton, N.Y. tomorrow with a party of endeavourers.


The schr. Dunn is loading timber at Toledo for Garden Island.

The Eliza Fisher cleared for Charlotte for coal for Breck & Booth.

The schr. Singapore will probably leave for Fairhaven today to load coal.

John Maloney, Deseronto, has been appointed fireman of the str. Reliance.

A crew of Frenchmen arrived from Valleyfield for the barge Bella this morning.

The schr. Dudley will be drydocked at Davis' today to receive numerous repairs.

The str. Corsican will take a spin around the harbor this afternoon to test her engines.

The steam barge Nile is expected from Deseronto with lumber for the Rathbun company.

Work on the barge Quebec, being converted into a steambarge at Davis', is about finished.

Mr. Meagher is engaged making a list of all sailing vessels and barges preparing to leave port.

Yesterday the barge Cornwall was floated out of the dry-dock and the schr. Glenora was received.

Both the steamers North King and Hero have moved around from Davis' shipyard to their respective wharves in the harbor.

Capt. Geogehan, acting as messenger in Parliament at Ottawa, will arrive home on Monday and take charge of the Minnedosa.

Capt. J. McMaugh, St. Catharines, who made several daring trips to Oswego last fall, will arrive to take charge of the prop. Glengarry.

The steambarge VanAllen, which passed up the Bay of Quinte, being the first boat to the head of the bay this season, was also the first boat on the water last season.

H. Mawdaley arrived today from the Welland canal. He says the marine business in that section is quiet. At Sault Ste. Marie there is plenty of ice, but the straits of Mackinac are clear. He will be mate of the tug Walker.

Wm. Marsh, Oswego, is associated with Capt. Rispon in the purchase of the schr. Ishpeming of Detroit. She was built in 1872 and rebuilt in 1891, classes A-2, and is valued in the Inland Lloyd's at $8,000. She will carry about 28,000 bushels.

April 15, 1892

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Apr 1892