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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1892

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p.1 Whole Sale Slaughter of Fish - 22 miles of nets off P.E. County; "It may be legal for citizens of the U.S. to fish in Canadian waters with American nets but we doubt it." [Picton Gazette]

General Paragraphs - Capt. Hayes, Buffalo, master of the barge Ogarita, from Duluth to Kingston, fell overboard abreast of Port Stanley, on Thursday, and sank when a rescuing boat was within twenty feet of him. The body was not recovered.

The News In Small Lots - James McGlynn, Wolfe Island, is going to ship hay, via str. Alberta, to Ogdensburg, to connect with C.V.R. to Boston points.

Police Court Action - Sailor's Case Adjourned - no witnesses at hand.


The barge Kildonan, of Port Huron, is here for repairs.

S.S. Campana and dredge Nipissing will be docked in a few days.

W. Hawkins has been engaged as head waiter on the str. St. Lawrence.

Wm. Harris, formerly gunner of "A" battery, has signed as deck hand on the str. Richelieu.

Arrivals: tug Active, Montreal, four light barges; schr. Baltic, Oswego, coal; schr. Delaware, Oswego, coal.

Lake freight rates from Chicago to Kingston are 2 3/4 cents on wheat and 3 1/2 on corn. From Kingston to Montreal rates are 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cents.

A.R. Porte, Ogdensburg, has sold his steam launch Soubrette to W.H. Taylor, Brooklyn, for $415. Mr. Taylor will keep the boat at Cedar Island.

Clearances: tug Hall with four barges of grain, Montreal; str. Jessie Bain, Clayton; str. Ida, Ottawa; tug Mary with 2 barges for Prescott; prop. Fairbanks, Cleveland, light; tug Col. By with barge Thistle, Cape Vincent, lumber, schr. White Oak, Sodus, light.

The tug Mary, lying in the harbor about nine o'clock last night, blew her whistle for at least 2 minutes. There is a heavy fine for this offence. The blowing was repeated a few minutes later, all because one of the crew was lingering ashore. The harbor master should uphold the city bylaws. Vessel captains should be kept within reason, in this whistling nuisance.

p.4 R.J. Perry, Napanee, has purchased a steam tug at Wiarton, Georgian Bay, for his fish trade on the bay.

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