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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1892

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schr. Hanlan is in at Wolfe Island unloading coal.

The str. Khartoum was sold yesterday to a Kingstonian for $600.

The schr. F.G. Wells, after discharging coal at Portsmouth, left for Oswego today.

Bruce Carruthers is having the yacht Hebe thoroughly overhauled. She will be in commission all summer.

A Popular Captain Gone - The steamer Islander steamed into port this morning with flags half-masted in respect of the death of Capt. Collins, Clayton. Deceased was one of the most honored residents of that place. He was taken with a paralytic stroke on Saturday and died at 1 p.m. yesterday. Capt. Collins had command of the str. Northerner, of the old American express line, between Charlotte and Ogdensburg some twenty years ago, and was captain of the Island Belle ten years ago. Since that time he has lived a retired life. Capt. Miller says every steamboat and yacht among the islands have their flags at half-mast today out of respect to his memory.


Things are very quiet around the docks at present.

The tug Glide entered the dry-dock this morning for general repairs.

The str. Arion (Orion ?) and barges, upper lakes, arrived at Garden Island this morning with timber.

Capt. Sinclair, of Toronto, resumed command of the str. Spartan today. Capt. Garrett arrived home this morning.

The Armenia, Kingston to Duluth; schr. Norway, Kingston to Huron; schr. Dunn, Kingston to Toledo, passed Port Colborne last night.

Clearances: schr. Freeman, Oswego, for coal; tug Thompson with Minnedosa and Kildonan, Duluth; sloop John A., Seeley's Bay, lumber.

Thomas McGinnis, formerly purser of the Maud, has been transferred to the St. Lawrence as steward, and W. Kirkpatrick takes his former position. W. Bradley has been appointed steward of the Maud.

The steam yacht Ingomar, which left Davis' dry-dock for the islands yesterday, was built by James Ferguson, Carleton Place. A new stern was inserted two years ago by Wm. Robinson, and the recent improvements were made by R. Davis.

Arrivals: schr. Eccles, Port Hope, 5,800 bushels spring wheat, and 2,475 bushels of peas; schr. Benson, Duluth, 22,300 buskwheat; schr. Neelon, Duluth, 21,700 bushels wheat; schr. Merritt, 22,600 bushels wheat; schr. Freeman, Napanee, 6,000 bush. peas; tug Glide, Montreal, four barges; schr. Sidney, Trenton, lumber; str. Spartan, Toronto; prop. Cuba, Chicago; str. Bon Voyage, Charlotte.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jul 1892