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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1892

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George Dix shipped on the tug Gordon this morning as fireman.

In all probability the Glengarry will be converted into a tow boat.

The schr. B.W. Folger is loading lumber at the spile docks for Sackett's Harbor.

James MacGillivray is acting as engineer of the government tug Delisle this year.

Clearances: schr. Kate Eccles and schr. Freeman for bay ports; tug Thompson, Oswego; schr. Eliza Fisher, Trenton, for lumber.

Arrivals: prop. Rosedale, Duluth, 70,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson, Oswego, two barges coal; steamer Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

Prop. Tecumseh and barges, Bruce, to Collins Bay, timber; tug Active and barges, Kingston, to Sault Ste. Marie, cement; passed Port Dalhousie.

Capt. Noonan, of the str. Rideau Belle, says the water was never higher in the canal at this season of the year than at present. The Belle is able to take great paying loads this year.

A man said this morning that it was not generally known about the city that the vessels unloading paid all expenses at the dock. They paid cost of elevating and the wages of the shovellers.

The machinery of the str. Spartan became disabled at Brighton last night and she was obliged to tie up at the dock. The tug Gordon went up today and will tow the steamer to Kingston. There were at least twenty-five passengers disappointed at Kingston this morning.

W. Wells received a letter from Capt. Batten, in Chester, Pa., in connection with the new steamer Columbia, owned by the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company. He said that he sailed on the new boat to Wilmington, Delaware. The steamer worked satisfactorily, but her wheels will have to be changed before she will reach the desired speed. She will reach Kingston in July.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Jun 1892