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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1894

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The schr. Fabiola will go on Davis' dry-dock for general caulking.

The steambarge Hall is now at Duluth loading grain for Richardson & Sons.

The tug Active went down the river, light, and will bring back light barges.

Arrivals: str. Passport, Toronto; str. Corsican, Montreal; str. Magnet, Hamilton.

The str. Columbian will come down from Chippewa in a few days to run an excursion out of Kingston.

The str. Owen Sound arrived from Fort William, yesterday, with 25,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson & Sons. She was unloaded at the M.T. Co.'s dock.

The tug Thomson is on the government dry-dock having another new wheel adjusted. She is a hard boat on wheels and beats anything on the river for breaking them.

Arrivals at Garden Island, Aug. 21st - schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo, timber. Departures: str. Traveller, with Calvin Co.'s twelfth raft for Quebec; str. D.D. Calvin, schr. Ceylon, barge Augustus, Duluth, light.

On Friday the str. Empire State will be on her regular route and will run a searchlight excursion down the river in the evening. The new shaft is being placed in position and weighs four tons. The making of it was quick. The work was done by the Delaney forge and iron works, of Buffalo. The order was given on Friday afternoon, and the shaft was shipped on Monday afternoon via the New York Central. It got to Clayton at five o'clock on Tuesday morning and was on the steamer at one o'clock. The work was superintended in the interests of the steamboat company by W. Derry, chief engineer.

A successor to Mr. Adams, inspector of boilers, has not been appointed and the work of the office is behind. If a conservative engineer cannot qualify for the position, the government should appoint a man from the ranks of the reformers where the smartest men can be got.

The Cat Came Back - W. Hewton and C. Smith took advantage of a trip to Charlotte on the schr. Ella Murton. They arrived back on Monday. While in Charlotte Mr. Hewton purchased a cat from a policeman and brought it to the city. Capt. Saunders objected to the presence of the cat because he considered it was not a lucky animal. On the way back to the city the boat encountered a heavy gale and was becalmed afterwards. The captain attributed the state of the weather to the cat, and in future will not allow any person to bring a cat on board of his vessel.

Incidents of the Day - There are 282 applicants for the position of superintendent of the Rideau canal, made vacant by the death of Mr. Wise.

Personal Mention - On Saturday Capt. Bibby, master of the tug Lilly, engaged in the work of deepening the harbor, left with his family for the United States. He is succeeded by Capt. McCarty.

p.2 Napanee, Aug. 22nd - ....The schr. Delaware unloaded screenings for the Napanee Pulp & Paper Co. yesterday.

p.4 For Robbing A Vessel - Detroit, Aug. 22nd - Six men of the crew of the schooner Emma, charged with assaulting and robbing the bumboatman Gillman, of Mooretown, Ont., of some money and a hatchet while both vessels were alongside of the Canadian shore, off Stag Island, July 26th, were examined before United States Commissioner Graves yesterday. The charge against the men has been reduced from piracy to that of robbing a vessel on the high seas. The result of the examination was that Gray, Willis and McLaughlin were discharged; Capt. Cooper, of the Emma, was held in $500 bail to await the action of the grand jury; Johnson was held in $100. The testimony against Murphy was not very strong, and he was held in $200 bail. The attorneys for the defence claimed that there is no law by which to hold any of the men except perhaps Johnson, who took Gillman's purse and hatchet from his boat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Aug 1894