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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1893

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p.1 STEAMER FOR SALE - The Khartoum steam barge, capacity 2,000 bushels, easily handled, good sea boat, a profitable boat to run. Easy terms. Apply to D. Staley, Queen's Hotel, Kingston.


[Montreal Star]

The Cornwall canal has opened the season of navigation auspiciously. A break is reported there and nothing can come down until it is repaired. The break was discovered when the water was let in yesterday. It is at what is called McDonald's lock, and occurred by a "slide out" of a portion of the bank. Despatches received in the city today state that it was expected the break would be repaired tonight, in which case locking through will commence tomorrow. The water is in the Lachine canal, but the canal itself cannot be used till the work is completed at the Wellington street bridge and the bridge and the bridge can be turned. The Grand Trunk bridge is about completed, and the first train is expected to pass over it tomorrow. The bridge is detaining a number of empty barges below there which are wanted at Kingston for grain for the first boats. At Dickenson's Landing there is said to be half a million bushels of grain afloat waiting to come down. Fully a million bushels of grain are now pointing towards Kingston and cargoes are arriving daily. There will be a lively time in port when the steamships commence to arrive, as fully a dozen will reach here about the same time, and the grain will have to be rushed down from Kingston for them.

General Paragraphs - Calvin & Co. have chartered the tug Mary, of Sarnia, owned by John Matthews, Port Colborne, for $25 a day for the season.

The str. Quebec clears for Cape Vincent with railroad ties this afternoon.

The str. Pierrepont took the Maud's trip to the Cape this afternoon.

City Council - .....From Breck & Booth, offering $100 for the use of the water works wharf not required for city purposes. From the Donnelly Wrecking and salvage company, offering $125 for the same privilege for a term not less than five years.

The highest tender was accepted, provided the company will agree to surrender possession of the wharf at any time the city desires on six months notice and without compensation.


J.H. Scott, Master.

For Montreal, Toronto, and St. Catharines, will leave Jas. Swift & Co.'s wharf every Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock for Montreal and way ports and every Sunday morning at 5 o'clock for Toronto and St. Catharines. For freight and passage apply to James Swift & Co., Agent.



The Algonquin cleared at noon today with all flags up.

J. Hurley left today to join the schr. Augustus at St. Catharines.

The prop. Duncan cleared for Oswego, light, to load coal for Chicago.

The harbor master says the water in the harbor has raised eighteen inches since navigation opened.

Arrivals: schr. Restless, Clayton, light; schr. Echo, Napanee, oats; schr. Baltic, bay ports, peas; schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, coal.

The fog horn machine placed on Nine Mile Point, last winter, has not been erected. It was needed last night. Mr. Noble, of Ottawa, was to have placed the machine in position.

Mr. Selby, foreman of the boiler department of the Kingston foundry, has been engaged for several weeks making repairs to the str. Algonquin's boilers. They were tested yesterday and found satisfactory.

The str. Persia arrived at Swift's dock this morning, loaded with merchandise, principally flour. The Persia left Port Dalhousie last night in a thick fog, but kept up full steam until getting near Swift's dock. So dense was the fog that Capt. Scott run down near Folger's dock. He could not discern Swift's. The Corsican's bell served as a signal and the steamer got in all right. J.M. Pursell is again the genial purser this year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1893