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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1894

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The prop. Britannie cleared for Oswego to load coal for Chicago.

The schr. Fleetwing arrived from Oswego yesterday, with 350 tons of hard coal.

The str. Corsican passed down today on her last trip. She will winter at Sorel, Que.

It is expected that the str. Magnet, recently run ashore, will come up on Saturday.

The str. Thompson left for Montreal with four barges loaded with 80,000 bushels of wheat.

The sloop H.M. Ballou, from Wolfe Island, discharged a cargo of grain at Richardson's elevator.

The prop. Tilley arrived last evening from Fort William with 40,600 bushels of wheat, which were discharged.

The prop. Glengarry and barge Minnedosa arrived today from Fort William with 83,000 bushels of grain.

Up to today the M.T. Co. handled 500,000 bushels of grain this week. Over 250,000 was elevated on Wednesday.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes was to have cleared today for Hamilton to load 17,000 bushels of wheat for Kingston.

The str. James Swift only makes one trip a week to Ottawa. She has had a very successful season and did not have any accidents.

A very amusing event took place in Kingston harbor on Wednesday evening. Old sailors at this port say they never knew such a thing to occur. The S.S. Bannockburn started out with two barges, Winnipeg and Selkirk. When they got away from the dock the steamer went so fast the crew of the Winnipeg could not fasten her bow line and it slipped away. The Bannockburn went on and her officers did not miss the tow until they got out some distance.

Last evening the auxiliary yacht Algongquin, owned by James Watson, a wealthy resident of Rochester, N.Y., arrived at Swift's wharf. She was built for domestic use and is a pretty model. She is built of wood and under steam power can travel between eight and nine miles an hour, and under sail between twelve and fourteen miles an hour. She is a standing keel boat and was built in Montreal at a cost of $30,000. While in the stocks her keel was moulded out of lead. She is going to New York and will be hauled out on the Brooklyn dry-dock for inspection. She will then go to the West Indies, where her owner and a few friends will spend the winter months. She is commanded by Capt. Shellack.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1894