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p.5 Kingston In Brief - Fifty dollars reward has been offered for the recovery of the body of the late Capt. Saunders. The search for the body is continuing daily when the water is not too rough, but has thus far been unavailing.

At Thousand Island Park - ....Another new boat is on the river, making daily rambles among the islands, viz., the Captain Visgar. She is commanded by Capt. E.W. Visgar, the originator of the famous fifty mile ramble....The str. Islander made her first trip in a new ramble among the Navy Islands on Saturday afternoon.


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

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 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.

At Clayton Howard Folger challenged Hon. B.B. Taggart to a wager of $100 that the Island Wanderer cannot go through the lost channel though it is so advertised.

The Lotus Seeker, owned by W.H. Holden, Scranton, Pa., who has a summer home on Thousand Island park, is acknowledged to be the fastest steamer on the river. It is capable of making twenty-four miles an hour.

Plans have been made for the improvement of Oshawa harbor. The stream through the marsh will be straightened for about three-fourths of a mile, and made a uniform width of 200 feet, with twenty feet of water.

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 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 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.

(parts of this column have already appeared in earlier columns)

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    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Rick Neilson
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