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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Ella Murton arrived from Oswego with 473 tons of coal for P. Walsh yesterday.

A Frenchman engaged in loading barges at the M.T. Co.'s docks today was seriously injured by being struck by railroad iron. It is believed that one of his legs is broken.


S. Tyo has shipped on the schr. Singapore.

The str. Corsican leaves for Toronto tomorrow.

S. Jenkins shipped on the schr. White Oak on Saturday.

The str. Islander left the government dry dock on Saturday.

J. LaFrance is acting as mate with Capt. Garrett, of the str. Spartan this year.

The heavy fog this morning caused the str. Maud to be behind time in reaching Cape Vincent.

The man Olsen, who had trouble on board the schr. Teutonia, a few days ago, will ship on the schr. (sic) Sequin.

Strs. Pueblo, Duluth to Kingston; prop. (sic) Ely, Kingston to Ashtabula, light, passed Port Colborne last night.

Capt. Garrett expects the bouquet competition to be rather close this season. Capt. Craig is a much younger man.

Capt. Craig leaves for Sorel today, to take charge of the str. Passport. He leaves Montreal for Toronto on Wednesday.

Clearances: tug Active, Oswego, three light barges, to load coal; tug Thompson, six barges grain, Montreal; str. Nile, Clayton, lumber; barge Isis, Deseronto, lumber; schr. Wawanosh, Oswego, to load coal for Toronto.

The str. Spartan left for Toronto this morning. The steamer looks particularly fine this season; many improvements have been made on her during the winter, especially to her kitchen and dining apartments. The latest conveniences have been inserted in the kitchen. F.M. Hepburn, steward, is a specialist in ice-cream and water ices. Frank Elliston, Morrisburg, is head waiter.

Arrivals: Schr. Freeman, Napanee, 14,400 bushels oats; schr. Fisher, Oswego, coal; prop. Shickluna, Fort William, 14,000 bushels wheat; schr. St. Louis, Fort William, 22,000 bush. wheat; tug Hall with four light barges, Montreal; tugs Active and Thompson, Montreal, six light barges; schr. Wave Crest, Oswego, coal; schr. Idlewild, Napanee, oats; str. North King, Rochester; str. Ocean, Hamilton.

The str. Corsican has received extensive improvements during the winter. A reporter was shown through the boat by Mr. Jolly, steward, and found the dining room gorgeously fixed up. There is accommodation for eighty-four people at one time. The comfort of the cook has been greatly added to through the insertion of a steam fan, which rids this section of unfragrant air and furnishes a wholesome temperature to the scullions. Mr. Jolly has been steward of this boat for five years.


Collision On Detroit River

Detroit, May 30th - About midnight last night the steamer City of Mackinac collided with the tug Washburn in the river opposite this city, resulting in the drowning of John Hurley and Chief Engineer Robinson of the steam barge Majestic, who were on board the tug. The tug was nearly cut in two, but the engineer beached it on the Canadian shore before it sank, thus saving the lives of the four other men on board. The Mackinac was but slightly damaged.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1892