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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1894

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p.1 General Paragraphs - A captain has not yet been appointed to the schr. Grantham.

The str. Armenia and consort arrived this afternoon at Garden Island from Toledo with lumber.

On Thursday evening some person maliciously tore the sails of the sloop Woodduck. Capt. Cornelius will have to purchase a new suit of sails.

The str. North King while crossing from Port Hope to Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday, picked up a small boat, of about three tons measurement, some twenty-five miles off Port Hope. The craft had neither sails nor mast. Who does it belong to?


Smash In The Canal.

Valleyfield, Que., May 14th - While the str. Ocean was passing through the canal this morning on her way down a log got jammed in her wheel in lock No. 7, Beauharnois canal. The steamer in some way or other became unmanageable and carried away three gates, interrupting traffic. It is expected the gates will be fixed by tomorrow night.

There are detained in the Beauharnois canal above the break seven barges belonging to the Montreal Transportation Co. and str. Magnet but the Magnet will go back and run the rapids today.


The schr. Ella Murton is loading lumber for Oswego.

Richardson & Son have loaded a barge with wheat for Montreal.

Capt. Donnelly will be engaged up the bay for a few days inspecting boats.

Cockburn and Son are making an iron rudder for the str. Princess Louise.

Passed Down - At Port Colborne - str. Orion, Traverse Bay to Collins Bay, timber.

The str. Merritt, owned by Dr. Chamberlain, has been painted up and is now ready for charter.

Gunn & Co. have secured the Cuba, Ocean, Persia and other boats to stop at their dock this year.

The steamer Rocket, two or three years ago on the Bay of Quinte route, now plies between Cornwall and Montreal.

Clearances: str. Flint and consort, Glenora, up the lake; str. John Duncan, up the lakes; prop. Business, up the lake; tug Hall, Montreal, four barges.

The str. Glengarry will have a chain attached to her centreboard. In rough weather when light the propeller is obliged to lower a centreboard to keep her from drifting.

John Potts' coal gang of six men unloaded the schr. Delaware a few days ago at the rate of thirty tons per hour, breaking the Kingston record. No other gang has equalized this work.

Mr. Breaky, of Breaky's Bay, says the dredging of the Wolfe Island canal will not be of any particular benefit to residents of the island and he objects to the expense being incurred.

Arrivals: propeller Business, Toledo, 42,900 bushels corn; schr. Two Brothers, Picton, 7,600 bushels rye and peas; str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Toledo, 87,000 bush. corn; sloop Idlewild, Napanee, 1,400 bushels buckwheat; strs. North King, Charlotte; Magnet, Hamilton; James Swift, Ottawa.

This morning while the str. Princess Louise was proceeding to Cape Vincent a plug was blown out of the boiler and she had to turn back. The str. Maud went to the Cape and the Louise did the ferry route in place of the str. Pierrepont, docked for examination. This is the first appearance of the Louise this season and she looked well in a new coat of paint and her colors flying at the mast head.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 May 1894