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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1893

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p.1ncidents of the Day - N. Henderson, Kingston, secured an award at the world's fair for an oil painting of shipping.

The Case Ended - Scotchman McDougall vs. M.T. Co. over breach of contract.

p.2 Goderich Notes - ....Schr. Craftsman, Capt. McPherson, was towed into the harbor by the tug Jones on Monday last. She has her jib boom carried away by the recent storm when off Southampton. She will winter at this port.



There are 300,000 bushels of grain afloat for the M.T. Co.

The str. Germanic is in the canal, en route from Chicago with corn for the M.T. Co.

A telegram received states that the str. Bannockburn left Fort William last night. A snow storm was in progress on Lake Superior at the time.

Today Mr. Carroll and J. Hickey were to have gone to Nine Mile Point to place the fog horn in position. The building was erected during the summer months.

The str. James Swift will make another trip to Smith's Falls and Perth, and upon her return will go into winter quarters. The steamer had a good season.

The str. Traveller and tug Lily will leave Davis' dry-dock today. The Traveller had not been on a dry-dock for ten or twelve years and had much needed caulking and planking done.

The str. Alberta, aground near Whiskey Island, arrived at Davis' dry-dock today. She will be docked tomorrow. The Alberta has a large hole in her bottom, which is at present patched over with canvas.

Capt. Allan, of the schr. Queen of the Lakes, says his was the only vessel in Charlotte at the time. All vessels now in the trade are delayed more or less. The Queen will take another load of lumber over to Oswego from the spile dock.

Last evening a large steam pump, which has not been in service for a long time, was tested on the str. Petrel and gave good satisfaction. The pump is very powerful and is used with great effect in the pumping out of sunken boats.

No Bodies Recovered - North Bay, Nov. 14th - hull was found on bottom of lake, but the engines and boilers were missing; no missing bodies recovered.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Nov 1893