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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1893

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Oldrieve & Horn are making sails for the schr. Singapore.

Capt. T. Donnelly will pilot the str. North King to Chicago.

The schr. Fleetwing will leave on Thursday with lumber for Oswego.

The str. W.B. Hall, Kingston to Toledo, light, passed Port Colborne last night.

The prop. Cuba called at Kingston for the first time this season yesterday. The steamer is looking very trim.

The str. Corsican will bring a party of sixty-two from Toronto. The party is returning from the world's fair.

The schr. Annie Falconer is now unloading lumber at Oswego. From there she goes to Charlotte to load coal for Swift & Co.

Tomorrow Capt. Paul and staff will commence the work of deepening the harbor. Today men are getting the apparatus in order for the work.

Clearances: prop. Morley, towing schr. Ewan, Duluth, light; schrs. Adriatic, Fabiola and John Martin, Oswego, light; schr. Keewatin, Oswego, light; str. Alberta, Dexter, N.Y., pulp wood; str. Argonaut, Oswego, light.

The str. James Swift made a very successful trial trip yesterday afternoon. Capt. Noonan had many of his friends on board and a circuit of the harbor and Nine Mile Point was enjoyed. The Swift starts on her regular route tomorrow. The boat cost over $12,000.

The pilots at this port expected a great deal of work this year, owing to the world's fair, but they have been disappointed up to date. Several jobs have presented themselves, but have been taken by government officials, who should not interfere with labor outside of their own business.

Arrivals: sloop Maggie L., Picton, barley; sloop Rainbow, Belleville, barley; str. Persia, St. Catharines; str. Hall, Montreal, en route for Belleville; schr. Augusta, Duluth, 22,000 bush. wheat; prop. Tilley, Duluth, 45,000 bushels wheat; schr. Merritt, Duluth, 23,000 bush. wheat; prop. Denver, Chicago, 15,000 bush. corn; prop. Rhoda Emily, Chicago, 87,000 bush. corn.

They Are Coming To Kingston - three Spanish caravels on way to world's fair at Chicago.

p.2 Cape Vincent, May 30th - The schr. L.S. Hammond, undergoing extensive repairs here, is about ready for business....The steamer Guide has commenced running from Oswego to Alexandria Bay....Horace Cross, this village, is captain of the str. Guide.... The Lake Ontario fish company is doing a large business at present....The str. Maud now runs through the canal to Kingston.


The Sailors Must Go.

Washington, D.C., May 31st - Canadian seamen will hereafter be compelled to look elsewhere for employment than on the vessels of the United States plying on the great lakes. Under the alien contract labor law it is held, by a decision of the solicitor of the treasury, to be in direct opposition to that law to employ Canadian seamen on vessels of the United States doing business on the lakes. This fact being called to the attention of secretary Carlisle by superintendent Stump, of the immigration bureau, a letter has been sent to immigration inspector Stitch, at Chicago, on the subject of employing Canadian seamen. No Canadian officers will be allowed to serve, and the same rule will apply to subordinates.


Lighted by Electricity, Heated by steam, the magnificent new steamer James Swift (Capt. Fleming) will leave Kingston every Tuesday and Friday (until further notice) for Ottawa at 1 p.m. Returning will leave Ottawa every Monday and Thursday morning at 6 o'clock, connecting at Ottawa with the O.F. Company's boats for Montreal, and at Smith's Falls with the Canadian Pacific Railway.


The steamer Rideau Belle, Captain Scott master, will (until further notice) leave Swift's wharf, Kingston, every Monday and Thursday at 7 a.m. Returning, will leave Perth every Wednesday and Saturday at 6 a.m., connecting at Perth with C.P.R., at Kingston with G.T.R., K. & P., steamer Maud, steamer Hero, steamers Ocean and Persia and Royal Mail Line. Tickets good on either boats. For freight and tickets apply to Messrs. J. Swift & Co., Kingston; Captain Foster, Smith's Falls; G.A. Harris, Ottawa.

D. NOONAN, owner.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1893