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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The tug Petrel ran aground near Prescott yesterday, and broke three of the buckets of one of her wheels. Diver Murphy was engaged today remedying the break.

The schr. Nellie Hunter is in with coal at the gas works dock and the schr. Flora Emma with a cargo of coal for S. Anglin.

The steamer Richelieu took the Gananoque route for the first time today.

The schr. Grantham is still undergoing repairs at Davis' dry-dock.

Incidents of the Day - R. McCaul is chief engineer on the str. Empress.


The schr. B.W. Folger will load coal again at Oswego.

The strs. Corsican and Columbian are being repainted.

Mr. Free again goes mate with Capt. Ada on the str. Corsican.

Vessels are being delayed at Oswego on account of the coal not being ready.

Richardson Bros. are loading the barge L'Union with 17,000 bushels of peas for Montreal.

About the 26th the new steamer James Swift will start on her regular trips on the Rideau river.

The S.S. Xania, from Norway, left for Chicago last evening and was in charge of Mr. McCarthy, pilot.

Capt. LaFrance, who piloted the Norwegian str. Xania up from Quebec, goes as mate of the Spartan this year.

Clearances: str. Quebec, Ogdensburg, lumber; schr. L.T. Vorce, Three Mile Bay, shingles and potatoes; schr. Delaware, Oswego, light; sloop Laura D., Cape Vincent, cedar posts; S.S. Xania, Chicago, herrings.

Arrivals: schr. Restless, Gananoque, barley; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego, coal; schr. Falconer, Charlotte, coal; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, coal; str. Persia, St. Catharines, passengers and freight; schr. Burton, Charlotte, coal; tug Walker and barges Winnipeg and Gaskin, Toledo.

There were just a year and a few days difference between the arrival of the two Norwegian steamers here. The Wergeland got here on May 19th and the Xania on the 9th. The merchants of Chicago gave the captain of the Wergeland a free cargo of flour in honor of his trip. The captain of the Xania wonders if he will be as lucky.

The str. Glengarry, with barges Minnedosa and Kildonan, Toledo to Kingston with corn, passed Port Dalhousie last night, and the schr. Queen of the Lakes, Cleveland to Kingston, coal; str. Wilhelm and barges, Kingston to Buffalo; str. Tecumseh and barges, Kingston to Toledo; str. Orion, Collins Bay to Toledo, light, reported at Port Colborne last night.

p.4 Prince Edward County - South Marysburgh, May 9th - ....James Goodwin, of Waupoos, left on Monday for Owen Sound, having obtained a berth on the schooner Craftsman......The steamer Maud L. was here last week in search of a cargo of fish. The Thistle and Hazelton seem to have the preference among fishermen.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1893