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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1892

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The schr. Grantham is enroute to Fairhaven to load coal.

Three quarters of the frame of the new barge, being built by the M.T. Co., is completed.

Over 6000 bushels of salt are used here by the M.T. Company to preserve their boats. The salt is got in Liverpool, England.

Arrivals: prop. J. Rugle, Chicago, 49,000 bushels wheat; tug Thompson, Fairhaven, with barges Maggie and Toledo, laden with 1,200 gross tons of coal for Montreal.

The following vessels are coming down: str. Hecla, Chicago, to Ogdensburg, oats; str. A. Marquette, Chicago to Ogdensburg, grain cargo; str. K. Butterine, Chicago to Kingston, wheat.

The schr. Maggie L., from Picton, is discharging 4,000 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator. Cars with 5,000 bushels of grain arrived at the elevator from the country yesterday.

Clearances: str. Maggie May and two barges, Rideau canal, with lumber and shingles; tug Thompson, Fairhaven, four barges, light, to load coal for Montreal; tug Hall, Montreal, three barges, grain laden, and two with coal.

We were glad to see that little beauty of Davis' flying up the front of the harbor, last evening, going at the fast rate of speed with a party of gentlemen and lady friends aboard. This is the first time we have noticed the steamyacht out this season. Although she passed within a few feet of the wharf we could not hear her machinery working. She certainly is a thing of beauty and something to be admired.

The steamyacht Bertha, owned by L. Francis and Arthur Chown, is completed and is a very pretty craft. She will carry about sixty passengers and will run at the rate of about fifteen miles an hour. She carries a high pressure engine and submerged boiler and more power can be raised than is needed. Her cabins, made of birds-eye maple and curly beach, are elegantly finished inside. She is conveniently laid out with necessary rooms and closets. Her dimensions are: 51 ft. overall and 10 ft. beam. She is valued at $3,000.

Fairgrieve's new steel propeller, Arabian, was launched at Hamilton yesterday. In about three weeks the new steamer will be placed in commission and will probably make her first trip to Montreal, and will sail between that port, Kingston and Duluth. The new craft will be commanded by Capt. Henry Chestnut, formerly in command of the propeller Canada. The mate will be John Grant. John Huff has been appointed chief engineer, and he will be assisted by Frank Norton as second engineer. The crew will consist of twenty men.

The str. Sylvan Stream, in the hands of a receiver, has discontinued her trips on the Ogdensburg-Clayton route for the reason that they didn't pay. She will run excursion trips hereafter from Ogdensburg and other places. The Sylvan Stream was built for speed and was one of the four "Streams" that ran in the New York harbor before the Manhattan elevated railroad was built. The Sylvan Stream was purchased by a company of Rochester capitalists for $17,000 and was brought to the St. Lawrence river at an expense of $3,000. She cost over $60,000 and can now be purchased for $12,000.

Attacked By a Serpent - a couple in sailing skiff at Brakey's Bay, Wolfe Island.

The steam yacht Titania arrived here from Ottawa, yesterday, having on board the owner, S. Daniels, of the Windsor hotel, Ottawa; Mrs. Daniels; Mr. and Mrs. Graves; Mr. and Mrs. ? and W.J. Topley, Miss Topley and Miss Coleman. The parties left yesterday afternoon for the islands and will go home via Montreal. This yacht was built by R. Davis, Kingston, and only launched a short time ago. Mr. Davis accompanies them part of the way.

p.4 Pith of the News - The schooner Gulnair, owned by Alfred Myles, of Hamilton, is a total wreck outside of Ashtabula harbor. Loss $5,000. No insurance.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1892