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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1892

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p.1 County Council - Moved by Mr. McRae, seconded by H. Davis, that $50 be granted towards the erection of a ferry scow between Simcoe Islands as it is in the interest to the council. The motion was lost by 13 to 7.

News In Small Lots - A large crowd will take advantage of the str. Jessie Bain's special trip to witness the launch of the large iron tug, at Collinsby. Steamer leaves Folger's wharf at 3:15. Fare for round trip 35 cents.


Leslie's new tug Petrel, being built at Collinsby, will be launched on Saturday.

Clearances: schrs. Jamieson, Mary, Flora Carveth and Freeman; tug Thompson, Montreal, six barges of grain.

Arrivals: tug Thompson, Montreal, four light barges; schr. Hanlan, Oswego, coal; sloop Maggie L., Gananoque, peas; str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Ocean, Montreal; str. Bon Voyage, Ogdensburg to Charlotte; schr. Dudley, Sodus, coal.

Capt. Gaskin returned from Montreal this morning where he had been engaged with reference to the late survey of the str. Glengarry made by the insurance company. The M.T. company seems to have become very indignant over matters which have appeared in print concerning their business and when seen this morning Capt. Gaskin refused to divulge one iota of information.

The barge Denmark, formerly a schooner, was transformed into a tow barge. Her lower sails were left on, but her centreboard was taken out. She is part of the Calvin's tow. Last Wednesday night with the wind south she started to sail from Oswego to Kingston. Everything went well until the vessel was abreast of the Duck Islands, when the wind shifted to the north and the barge began to glide all around the lake. Saturday she was back abreast of Sodus and ran into that port. Monday night she got back to Oswego after a journey of about a week. She loads coal for Kingston.

Wolfe Island, June 15th - The government dredge, which began operations in our bay some time ago, after working for a few hours, pulled up stakes and left. The job was considered too enormous for the capacity of the Nipissing. It will be discontinued until a larger dredge can be secured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1892