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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1892

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The barge Dorchester is loading 20,000 bushels of peas at Richardson's for Montreal.

The tug Jessie Hall with the barge Cornwall left for Charlotte for coal for the M.T. company's own use.

The tug Active with the barges Jennie and Regina left for Toledo, last night, to load grain for Montreal.

The sloop Idlewild arrived from Milhaven this morning with 16,000 bushels of barley for Richardson & Sons.

The schr. Delaware, unloading lumber at Rathbun's, will leave for Trenton tonight to load lumber for the box factory at Oswego.

The tug Bronson arrived from Napanee with barge Alberta, loaded with grain for Richardson. They leave for Gananoque tonight to load grain for Kingston.

A large crowd of people were at the dock yesterday afternoon to see the prop. Glengarry and the tug Walker pick up their tows and steam out of the harbor en route for Lake Superior.

The new boat Columbia, now being built in New York for the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, is of an entirely original type. She will be 180 feet in length and 36 feet beam (the full size of the St. Lawrence locks) at the water line. She will carry twin screws and must show a speed of 18 miles an hour on her trial trip. She is to be launched at the end of May. She will run three independent trips every week between Kingston and Montreal.

The tug Bedford (Redford?) cane near capsizing in the river on Saturday. In placing the schooner Katie Eccles, loaded with barley at the north western elevator dock, the tug ran up into a reef or rock about 110 feet directly off the old Northern transportation freight office. At the time the tug struck the shoal the vessel took a sheer towards the dock and those on the tug were compelled to let go of the tow-line to save the boat from capsizing. The river is in very bad condition.

The First of the Season - sailing yacht Kathleen, owned by J. Brophy, upset, crew saved by mate of B.W. Folger.


This season the tidy steamer Rideau Belle will make two fast trips per week between Kingston and Ottawa. She will be commanded by Capt. Fleming, the most popular mariner on the Rideau, with Geo. Fleming as engineer, and E. Fleming as purser. The Belle has received a thorough overhauling, having been cleansed and painted both inside and out. Her cabin and staterooms have received special attention so that every comfort can be afforded passengers and making the accommodation second to none on the route. Her engine was improved in the Kingston foundry, which has added, at least, one mile an hour to her speed, and enabling her to make even better time than heretofore. A feature in the Belle's trips will be punctuality. She will arrive and depart at the different places on the route just when announced to do so, hence, passengers and those who ship freight on her can rely on despatch and the time table being adhered to. This will prove a boon to merchants.

Gen'l Paragraphs - The fishing vessel B.O.Y. is now located at South Bay Point.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Apr 1892