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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1893

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The schr. Grantham had a pleasant trip over this time.

Clearances: prop. Elfin Mere (sic), Toledo; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point.

The schr. Fleetwing cleared for Sodus Point today for a load of coal for Swift & Co.

The str. Spartan was laid up because she drew too much water for the rapids.

The Empire State ran from Ogdensburg to Brockville on Thursday in forty-five minutes.

The S.S. Bannockburn is en route to the city from Fort William with 61,000 bushels of grain.

Mr. Milne, sr., took charge of the machinery of the str. Alexandria on the trip between here and Montreal. The engineer was engaged in other business.

Last evening the S.S. Rosedale was lightened of 59,000 bushels of wheat and S.S. Elfie-Mere (sic) 42,000 bushels of corn. They cleared for the canal this morning.

The str. Columbian took on over 100 passengers here today for Montreal. Capt. Towers, general manager for this district, states that the boats are doing a fine business now.

The schr. Ballou, lately aground at Sodus Point, entered Davis' dry-dock today for repairs. The schr. Laura D. will have caulking done, and the str. Jessie Bain will be in at the same time for the same purpose.

Arrivals: str. Columbian, Toronto; str. Passport, Montreal; str. Rideau Belle, Smith's Falls; schr. B.W. Folger, Oswego; schr. Fabiola, Charlotte, coal; prop. Walter Vail, Chicago, 47,000 bushels corn; schr. Baltic, Chicago, 62,000 bushels corn.

Capt. Crawford, of the schr. Grantham, learned at Charlotte yesterday, that it was Capt. Thompson's intention to pull the Singapore farther up on the shore, and then jack the vessel up so as to let her slide off. Capt. Crawford thinks the vessel would be safe for the winter if well up on the shore.

p.4 Unknown Yacht Sunk - Detroit, Sept. 23rd - Capt. Bronty, of the schr. Glad Tidings, reported at Algonac that on his last trip down from Kincardine, when about fifteen miles due west of Southampton, he sighted a black steam yacht about seventy feet long, with one pole spar and grained cabins. Distress signals were flying, and on the deck stood a man waving a torch. The schooner came to, but before arriving at the disabled yacht the latter went down. He waited around to rescue any of the crew who might be in the water, but could find none of them, although he had seen three men on board her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Sep 1893