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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Yesterday Capt. T. Donnelly, steamboat inspector, and Mr. Thompson, boiler inspector, left for Lindsay on official business.

The str. John Maynard entered Davis' dry dock this morning. She will be remodelled and fixed up for the route between Clayton and Cape Vincent which she intends to go on this summer.


At Buffalo the schr. Straubenzie has been chartered to bring 50,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Corsican passed down from Hamilton today.

The schr. Fleetwing got in today from Oswego with coal. She unloaded a deckload at Collins Bay.

The prop. Queen of the West coaled up at Swift & Co's before leaving for the west.

The M.T. Co. will have four large steamers down today with wheat and corn from the west.

The schr. Queen of the Lakes will arrive from Oswego either today or tomorrow with coal for Crawford.

Passed Port Dalhousie: schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; str. Denver, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

The steamer Spartan was given a trial trip around the harbor yesterday. Her machinery is in excellent shape.

The tug Petrel, of Collinsby, arrived this morning with both engines disabled. She had to be towed to Collinsby for repairs.

The steamer Bannockburn is expected in this afternoon. She will have made the trip to Fort William in eleven days. Very fast time.

Arrivals at Garden Island: Str. Niagara, Marquette, timber; Departures: Str. Chieftain, Ogdensburg, barges in tow; str. Reginald, Ogdensburg, barges in tow.

The steamer Beaver arrived from down the river this morning, towing the tug Petrel. The Petrel had hard luck on her last trip. Both her cylinders were blown out, one after the other. Luckily the accident did not occur until after the tug had reached Quebec with her raft. The Petrel will have a couple of new cylinders inserted. The str. Beaver, a side-wheeler, belongs to Quebec. She has been hired to do the Petrel's work until she is in readiness.

p.3 NEW WEEKLY LINE! - Passing Through the Bay of Quinte - R. & O. Nav. Co. - STR. HAMILTON between Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, 1000 Islands, Rapids of the St. Lawrence, and Montreal.

STEAMER ALEXANDRIA - Montreal, Kingston, Rochester - calling at Bay of Quinte and St. Lawrence Ports - Capt. E.B. Smith

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - STEAMER NORTH KING, Lighted By Electricity, Heated By Steam - Leaves Kingston for Charlotte every Sunday evening at 5 o'clock.

DAILY LINE TO PICTON, Tri-Weekly Line to Deseronto and Belleville - STEAMER HERO.

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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1895