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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1892

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Clearances: tug Bronson, Montreal, three barges.

The str. John Haggart made her last trip to Perth yesterday.

Gildersleeve's steambarge Quebec left for Picton to load apples.

The str. Rideau Belle left Davis' dry-dock yesterday and will leave for Ottawa today.

Richardson and Sons are loading their barge Colborne with 20,000 bushels of oats for Montreal.

The str. Armenia arrived in port en route from Deseronto for Cornwall, where she took a load of cement.

The schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Charlotte with lumber and will return with a cargo of coal for Swift & Co.

The str. Richelieu will hereafter make but one trip per week between Gananoque and Kingston on Wednesdays.

The schr. Grantham put off the steam pump at Swift's dock this morning and proceeded to Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

It is announced that the United States lighthouse board will introduce electric lighting in the lighhouses along the great lakes.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived in port this morning. She was obliged to run in here for shelter being unable to get into Oswego Harbor or hail a tug to get her in. She has a load of lumber from Trenton.

The schooner Flora Carveth, sunk near Sodus Point, is owned by John McClellan & Co., Bowmanville. She is being pumped out and raised, and will soon proceed to Hamilton with her load of coal.

Arrivals: prop. Orion, Duluth, 22,000 bushels of wheat; tug Bronson, Montreal, two barges; prop. Lake Michigan, Montreal to Hamilton; prop. Alma Munro, Montreal to Toronto; prop. Ocean, Montreal.

The str. Orion, in from Duluth with 32,000 bushels of wheat, has 800 bushels of her cargo damaged. The Orion had been carrying lumber all summer and this was her first load of grain. It is thought she was too heavily loaded for the rough seas.

The schr. Dunn, Capt. James Dix, arrived from Toledo with timber for Garden Island on Tuesday, having made steamboat time down the lake. The Dunn left Toledo on Saturday and covered the 410 miles in three days. Capt. Dix said he never saw such a big sea on Lake Ontario as on Tuesday. The Dunn made the run from Port Dalhousie in seventeen hours. The vessel will be laid up at Gunn's dock for the winter, after one of the most successful seasons Capt. Dix has had during his career as a captain. During the season he made eight round trips from Toledo and one from Lake Michigan to Garden Island. The Dunn has a season's work ahead carrying timber from Lake Michigan next year.

Had His Leg Broken - Last evening while out in a heavy sea Capt. Jeff, of the barge Huron, in tow of one of Calvin & Co.'s steamers, had one of his legs fractured below the knee. He was caught by a towline and before he could get out of the way the accident occurred.

p.2 Oswego Yacht Club - At the annual meeting of the Oswego yacht club these officers were elected: Commodore, John T. Mott; vice-commodore, George B. Sloan; captain, John M. Schuler; secretary and treasurer, W.B. Couch; measurer, W.P. Judson; fleet surgeon, J.W. Eddy, M.D. The delegates to the lake yacht racing association at Rochester, Dec. 17th, are: Commodore Mott, ex-commodore W.B. Phelps, jr., and Allen Ames. It was thought best to initiate the movement of shortening the race circuit next season and no race will be held at Oswego in 1893.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 Nov 1892