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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1892

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The tug Bronson will be dry-docked at the government dock.

Clearances: schr. Wavecrest, Oswego, light; schr. Julia, Deseronto, light.

The boiler and engines of the burnt steamer Corinthian are to be taken to Montreal from Coteau du Lac.

New wheels are to be placed on the steamer Columbian during the winter. Robert Carroll will be the designer.

Capt. Chapman, of Oswego, N.Y., has been appointed superintendent of the winter life-saving district and will be located at Buffalo.

The schr. Hanlan had to turn back when only about five miles from Oswego, last week, on account of the storm. She could not gain an entrance to the harbor and ran into Five Mile Point.

Capt. Craig of the schr. Hanlan has accomplished a very singular feat. He built a yawl boat on the deck of his vessel and during the process of the job made four trips to Oswego and return.

Arrivals: str. Nile and barge Isis, Deseronto, lumber, etc.; str. Algonquin, Duluth, 66,000 bushels wheat; str. Rosedale, Chicago, 62,000 bushels corn; tug Bronson, Montreal, four light barges; str. Rideau Belle, Ottawa; str. Ocean, Montreal; prop. Cuba, Montreal.

The schr. Hanlan arrived with coal for the water works department. Ald. Gaskin sent T. Hackett and gang up to unload the vessel, but Capt. Craig would not allow Hackett on board. There is some understanding between the two men.

A new survey of the shoals and channels of the St. Lawrence river is being demanded by Ogdensburg journals. The present channel was not charted for boats drawing sixteen feet of water or more, and there are probably many spots in the channel not safe for big steamers.

The schr. Julia, Capt. Savage, arrived in port this morning looking as bright as a dollar. This is her first appearance in Kingston this season and Capt. Savage comes loaded with coal. He has been trading up the bay all summer and had his craft painted last week so as to be in readiness for the grain trade this fall. She leaves for Deseronto this afternoon to load lumber for Oswego.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Oct 1892