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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - The schooners Loretta Rooney and Fabiola had a tussle from Kingston to Charlotte last week. The Rooney beat the Fabiola by at least a mile.


The mail boat was several hours late yesterday afternoon. She was delayed by fog.

The str. Jessie Bain left the drydock on Saturday. She had a new wheel put on. While leaving the dock at Murray Hill Park, Friday afternoon, she struck the end of a sunken log, breaking two buckets from the wheel. The log had been on the bottom of the river, but in constructing the new dock heavy stones were thrown in and those resting on one end of the log pushed it down and raised the other sufficiently to occasion the trouble.

The steamyacht Junita has been chartered by Mr. Britton, New York, till the end of August. This yacht was built by Mr. Davis at Clayton in 1875.

E. Davis & Sons have received a contract to build a fifty foot steam yacht, a very high grade boat and a knock-about sailing yacht, thirty feet over all, twenty four on water line. Both boats are to be built this fall and delivered up next spring.

The tug Maud L. had a new wheel adjusted on Davis' drydock.

The steamer North King can be said to be the king of the river as far as steamboats are concerned. Yesterday she made a great record. She left Kingston at 9:35 o'clock and made the run to the foot of the island in 1:01 hours. This is a big sixteen miles run. Great interest is taken in a race with the New Island Wanderer. This is the fourth time this season that the King has beaten the New Island Wanderer. The King had about 200 passengers on board. The race with the Wanderer was expected and she was pushed to her utmost.

The tug Thomson is in from Charlotte with two barges of coal.

The M.T. Co's barges Albina and Harvest, aground in the Galops rapids by breaking away from the tug, were released last night after a day's hard work. The company put on 150 men and made a record for fast time. The barges were lightened by hand into the Glengarry. The grain will not be damaged in the least.

The prop. Arabian is in from Duluth. She lightened part of her cargo of flour at the M.T. Co's dock and proceeded to Montreal.

The prop. Myles called here on her way to Detroit and took on a lighterage of cement. After unloading at Detroit she proceeds to Duluth.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Jul 1895