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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1893

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One of the Bannockburn's compasses was frozen up coming down the lake.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes will go over to Oswego with a load of buckwheat.

The schr. Ella Murton is loading lumber at Deseronto. She returns from Oswego with coal for Breck & Booth.

The prop. Melbourne is in at last and has 25,000 bushels of wheat. The Melbourne will lay at the M.T. Co.'s dock all winter. Her cargo will not be removed. The Melbourne was several weeks on the down trip.

The str. Bannockburn arrived Saturday night. She left Fort William a week ago Sunday night and was not delayed at all. The Bannockburn has 60,000 bushels of wheat which will probably be left in her during the winter.

The schr. Grantham is being relieved of her cargo of coal at Breck & Booth's dock. This was the only dock the vessel could get into here. She is drawing 11 feet 2 inches and the water is very low. Swift & Co. and Crawford purchased the cargo.

Vessels In The Canal.

Port Colborne, Dec. 4th - A heavy snow storm from the east commenced at ten o'clock Saturday night, and continued all day Sunday, but moderated at night. About a foot of snow fell. The steamers Arabian and Glengarry had considerable difficulty in finding the harbor, Sunday morning, but they managed to get in all right with the aid of the steam fog horn, kept going. The boats were considerably iced up by the rough and cold weather on the passage down. The Arabian was detained eight to ten hours by low water in the canal owing to the heavy east wind, but she managed to pull through the lock at 2:45 o'clock, the water having risen because of the change to the westward. The str. A.G. Lindsay, bound from Detroit, light, left at one o'clock in the snow storm. The str. James Ricklands arrived, Saturday, and lightened at the elevator up to 13.1 inches in order to enter the canal, which was at lower water, and proceeded down the canal, but is making slow progress because of the bad weather.

Incidents of the Day - The props. Glengarry and Arabian with grain from Fort William, will arrive tomorrow.

The tugs Thompson and Glide and four barges, en route to the city from Montreal, are fastened in the ice at Lachine.

Tomorrow Capt. T. Donnelly, inspector, will leave for Peterboro, where he will hold an investigation in connection with the steamer Golden City. The master will be charged with overloading the boat with passengers and with running without certificated officers.

p.4 The New Steamer Aberdeen - Picton, Ont., Dec. 4th - The new steam barge built by Mr. A.W. Hepburn, Picton's enterprising citizen, was safely launched from the ways and glided into the water gracefully and without accident. There were a large number of people present, and when the vessel reached her natural element loud and lusty cheers attested the satisfaction of those present at the success of the launch. As she started on the ways Mary, the little daughter of Mr. Hepburn, performed the honor of christening by breaking a bottle of wine across the bow and naming the vessel Aberdeen.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Dec 1893