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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1894

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p.1 Incidents of the Day - The str. Magnet passed up for Hamilton yesterday afternoon on her last trip. The Magnet will lay up at Sorel this winter as there are a lot of repairs to be made to her.

The Calvin company is busy building a new steambarge, which will be launched in the spring. The company is building the boiler at its own shop on the island. Mr. Calvin has one of the best equipped machine shops in the province.


The steambarge Freemason will be rebuilt this winter in Davis' dry-dock.

The schr. Fleetwing is still windbound at this port. She is anchored in the harbor.

The schr. B.W. Folger is unloading part of her cargo at the penitentiary. She ran down from Charlotte in the big wind. Capt. Bates is very fortunate.

The prop. Glengarry is taking a long time of it on the present trip. The weather has been very rough on the upper lakes for the past couple of weeks.

The steambarge Nichols will make a trip to Montreal before laying up. She will take grain down for Richardson & Sons, and bring back a load of merchandize.

The prop. Bannockburn left Fort William yesterday loaded with grain for Kingston. The bad weather will not keep her back any. The Bannockburn is able to push right ahead.

Clearances at Garden Island: str. D.D. Calvin, Charlotte, light, to load coal for the Calvin company; barge Valencia, Oswego, light, to load coal for Breck & Booth. The tug Hector and steam drill pulverizer, from the Soo for Montreal, called here for a pilot and proceeded on her way today.

Weekly British Whig, Nov. 15, 1894

p.1 Thousand Island Park, Nov. 12th - The str. Junita has stopped running on the Clayton-Alexandria Bay route.....Capt. Henry Robbins is kept very busy with the Flying Cloud, carrying the material for the new cottages coming up....

p.4 Fears For A Fish Boat - Fears are entertained for the safety of the Gazelle and crew, consisting of Patrick Vance and Charles Salisbury. The boat left here Saturday morning for South Bay for a load of fish, and got but a short distance out in the lake before the strong westerly gale set in. Nothing has yet been heard of the vessel. [Fair Haven, N.Y., Register]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1894