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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1893

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The prop. Cuba got away for Hamiltonk, this morning, to lay up.

The prop. Lake Michigan is not yet away for Oswego. She loads coal there.

The schr. B.W. Folger had not arrived in Oswego, yesterday. She left Kingston several days ago and has probably run in somewhere for shelter. Mariners have never seen the like of the weather. The Folger is after coal for Swift & Co.

Inspector T. Donnelly has been kept on the "go" pretty much this season. The department is persistent in stopping all infringemens of the laws and will bring all vessel owners to grief that are complained of. It is likely that the inspector will still have several more cases before the courts before navigation is at an end for the season.

The prop. Tilley ran aground at Nine Mile Point last night. The night was black and the vessel got in too close. The M.T. Co. will take her off. A tug was sent up with an elevator to lighten her. The Tilley is one of the vessels that has been delayed for such a long time. It is all the more unfortunate that she should go on this trip. She is from Fort William and has wheat for the M.T. Co. She will be gotten off today.

Many thought that the recent heavy winds would have some effects on the schr. Annie Falconer, ashore near Brighton. Capt. Taylor, owner, states that the vessel is perfectly safe. The water has lowered considerably since the Falconer went aground, and this has made her condition all the safer. Capt. Cornwall, her master, lives only about ten miles distant and makes weekly trips to where the vessel is stranded. Several barrels of salt will be scattered about the boat and the Falconer will be thoroughly primed.

p.2 Goderich Notes, Nov. 28th - ....One of the victims of the lost steamer Albany was the son of Mr. Price, tinsmith......The steambarge Myles, having run aground on entering Collingwood, has gone into the dry-dock at Owen Sound.

Cases Against Steamboat - Thomas Donnelly returned from Peterboro today, where he was ascertaining information regarding the str. Golden City. The inspector had an information served on the owner for not having a certified master and engineer, and also for carrying more than her limit of passengers. The steamer is allowed to carry 175 passengers. The case will be tried before the magistrate at Peterboro shortly. The boat runs on Stoney and Clear Lakes.

The government has appealed the case against the steamer Rocket at Cornwall and it will be tried at the queen's bench division on Dec. 12th.

p.4 On The Bar - Amherstburg, Nov. 29th - The steamer E.C. Pope ran on Bar Point yesterday. The tugs Home Rule and Swain worked on her for one hour but could not release her. The water rose about 1:30 and she worked herself off.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Nov 1893