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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1894

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The forwarding business at this port this season is a failure.

The str. Maud will lengthened twenty feet in the winter.

Schr. B.W. Folger cleared for Oswego yesterday to load coal for Kingston.

The tugs Hall and Walker brought three barges each up from Montreal last night.

The str. Alexandria called at Gunn's dock, last night, from Montreal to Charlotte.

The str. Ocean is on the route again and will arrive here Sunday morning on her way to Montreal.

The Montreal transportation company is building a new barge to have a capacity of 55,000 bushels of grain.

Arrivals: str. Spartan, Toronto; str. Algerian, Montreal; str. Magnet, Montreal; str. James Swift, Ottawa.

S. Cox, the steward of the str. Empire State, will be employed on the str. St. Lawrence until a new shaft is placed on the State.

The steamer Empire State will be ready for service next Saturday. A new shaft is being made and will be ready in a few days.

Because a steamship could not get grain to carry the steamship left Montreal for England with 400 tons of sand in her hold.

It is understood that efforts will be made to have chief inspector Dumont reconsider the decision in the case of Charlebois and Bertrand, the suspended river captains.

Passed Port Colborne: S.S. Wilhelm and consorts, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, lumber; str. Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo.

The str. Butteroni arrived at the M.T. Co.'s dock at five o'clock yesterday afternoon and was off up the lake again at eleven o'clock. She unloaded 36,000 bushels of wheat and went to Oswego to load coal.

The Calvin company intend taking the boiler and machinery out of the str. Scotia and inserting it in the company's new barge, now being built at Garden Island. When Mr. Calvin gets all the machinery he wants out of the boat the old owners are to take the hull back for $250. She may be broken up for wood.

The brotherhood of locomotive engineers, disappointed by reason of the accident to the str. Empire State, threaten action against the steamboat company. They claim to have a written contract by which the str. St. Lawrence was to have carried the delegates up the river, and that had nothing whatever to do with the Empire State's accident.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1894