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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. John Mallette has left Ogdensburg for Chicago to fit out one of Hannan's new vessels. They will load grain for Kingston.

A Ripe Old Age - Capt. W.R. Taylor celebrated his 84th birthday on Friday last. The captain is still hale and hearty and can be found twice a day at Swift's dock. The captain has been connected with navigation all his life having gone to sea at the age of thirteen.



Port Colborne, April 24th - The Dunkirk fishing tug Grace will be duly advertised and sold with all nets, etc., found on her. The tug Puritan, another fishing tug of Dunkirk, has also laid herself liable to seizure when found in Canadian waters. Some nets with her name on have been taken, and she came into this port and landed some passengers and left without reporting at the custom house. The fishery inspector's tug Dolphin has gone to Port Dalhousie for repairs, but it is understood another Government boat from Georgian Bay is on the way to patrol these waters and prevent the United States fishermen from poaching in Canadian waters, where they have been taking fish for several years without hindrance. It is reported that another United States fishing boat has been seized and taken up the Grand river to Dunnville. The crew of the Grace left for Dunkirk last night by train via Buffalo.

Dunkirk Fishermen Alarmed.

Dunkirk, N.Y., April 24th - Captain Driggs and several fishermen have left for Port Colborne and another delegation left by rail. They will try and secure the release of Captain Helwig and crew of the tug Grace, seized on Saturday by the Canadian Goverment tug Dolphin, and endeavor to secure the privilege of raising their nets and placing them in American waters.

Dunkirk fishermen have about two and one half miles of nets in Canadian waters. Four tugs went out to raise them and they were quickly driven back. Another attempt was made with the same result.

About $3,000 worth of fishermen's property altogether is now on Canadian grounds.

Intense excitement prevails here, as the fishing industry of Dunkirk is at present employing about 200 men. Should the nets in the Canadian waters be confiscated it would be a blow which would knock out at least seven boats of the fleet.


The str. Arabian, Capt. Patenaude, will clear for Toledo today.

The schr. Julia cleared for Oswego this morning with a load of lumber.

The str. Arabian which took on coal at Swift's wharf, today, cleared for Toledo.

Mariners are unable to account for the number of boats going to Ogdensburg. Ten have passed down while only three have stopped here.

The schr. Ella Murton has been unloaded of her cargo of coal at Breck & Booth's and has moved down to Davis' ship yard for repairs. In the gale last fall the Murton had damage done her.

The schr. Falconer was gotten off the shore in Weller's bay the other night and left Consecon for Kingston to receive repairs for damages incurred while aground.

The str. Queen of the West, from Chicago, with wheat for the M.T. Co., ran on the Carruthers' shoal last night, and stuck hard. This morning the tug Walker was unable to relieve her and an elevator had to be sent to her assistance.

The str. Bannockburn, barges Norway, Ceylon and Augustus passed Port Dalhousie, yesterday, en route to Toledo. The schr. Queen of the West, str. Walter Vail and str. Business from Chicago and Toledo with wheat and corn, were locked down last night.

Capt. Taylor thinks that strange vessels coming into the harbor should know enough to hug the docks as close as possible. There is apt to be more deep water along wharves where vessels are continually mooring than out farther in the channel. Very few strange vessels enter Kingston harbor at night successfully.

A Race For The Fisher Cup - The Rochester Herald believes that the Atalanta will challenge for the Fisher Cup before going to her new home at Chicago. Our contemporary anticipates that the challenger will be met by the Cinderella which slippery craft, it anticipates, will have won the cup from the Onward before the Atalanta's challenge has been received.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Apr 1894