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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1892

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The tug Petrel is having her shafting repaired at Collinsby.

Schr. Dunn went into Davis' dry dock today to be caulked.

Clearances: tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges; prop. Omaha, Oswego, light.

The str. Tilley and tow passed Port Dalhousie en route from Kingston to Chicago, light.

Capt. McDonald started with the third lightship from Collinsby today for Montreal.

The str. Omaha made the run over to Oswego last night in a heavy sea. She will load coal for Chicago.

The schr. B.W. Folger will be over in a few days from Charlotte, with coal for James Swift & Co.

The str. Columbian was to have arrived today from Montreal. She will remain here during the winter months.

All movable articles are being taken from the str. St. Lawrence today preparatory to her being laid up for the winter.

Arrivals: tug Glide, Montreal, three barges; tug Bronson, Montreal, four barges; str. Nile and Isis, Ottawa, lumber; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa.

The body of Wilson, drowned off the schr. Gazelle at Fairhaven during a gale, was found. His real name was Frank LaFrance. He has relatives at Brockville.

Capt. McMaster is contemplating the exchange of the schr. Picton for the schr. Annandale, which has a capacity of about 100 tons more than his present schooner.

The tug Active, with barges Jennie and Cornwall, attempted to cross to Oswego last night, but the wind was blowing such a gale outside that the captain deemed it advisable to turn back to Kingston.

The str. Rideau Belle was in Davis' dry dock yesterday having her wheel fastened on. It became loose when the vessel was in the vicinity of Smith's Falls on Wednesday, and a lock had to be drained in order to make things fast until Kingston was reached.

The Collinsby rafting company will not raise the steamship Cynthia, sunk near Long Point. The work cannot be reasonably done. A diver examined the spot where the steamer sank and found the most of the hull in the sand. She is loaded with pig iron and steel rails.

The Shareholder, Montreal, holds up Capt. Craig and pilot Ouelette of the burned steamer Corinthian for consideration of the stockholders and public. Their coolness and courage contrasts forcibly with that of others elsewhere on similar occasions, when self-preservation asserted itself in forgetfulness of the lives of the passengers, including women and children, whose protection was entrusted to them. Such men are worthy of consideration.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1892