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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1895

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Capt. Thos. Donnelly and Inspector Thos. Thompson returned from Picton today, where they were engaged inspecting the transfer boat South Eastern, undergoing repairs at Hepburn's marine railway, Picton.

The sloop Volunteer from Deseronto, bound for Cape Vincent, ran ashore on a shoal near the Brothers Islands this morning. The steamer Pierrepont went up and pulled her off and she proceeded on her trip. She was laden with building timber.


The str. Johnston left Garden Island last night with a small raft for Montreal.

The schooner Acacia cleared light this morning for Oswego to load coal for Gananoque

The prop. Niagara and consort Emerald, from Toledo, were expected to arrive today with corn.

The schr. Falconer finished discharging her cargo of coal at the penitentiary today and cleared for Charlotte for another load.

The schr. Nellie Hunter cleared this morning for Trenton to load lumber for Oswego. She will return with coal for Crawford.

The str. Antelope will be pulled out for the winter at Rockport, and new ways are being built for the purpose. The old ways have been left almost high and dry by low water.

The str. Melbourne was partially disabled by the loss of a bucket or two from her wheel. She was aground Saturday at the head of the Iroquis canal, as was the str. Hamilton.

Matters in the marine line are very dull. Very few boats are moving and but little grain is arriving at this port. The M.T. Co. has a number of boats at upper lake ports loading, but these will not be down for a few days yet.

The Detroit dry-dock company will build a steel steamer for C.R. Jones and others, of Cleveland, to cost $130,000. She will be about 254 feet long, forty-two feet wide and fourteen feet deep, Welland canal size. She will run in the lumber trade to Ogdensburg.

At an early hour this morning the schr. Hanlan was burned to the water's edge in Belleville harbor. For several months the vessel was not in commission and owing to low water was resting on the bottom with no chance of being released. The fire was doubtless the work of an incendiary.

p.2 Collins Bay Items - Oct. 8th - ....The barge Waubashene has arrived with a load of timber for the rafting company. The S. Neelon has gone to Toledo for a load of oak. Most of the men working for the rafting company here returned home. The boarding house has closed for the season and everything is quiet.....The tug Petrel has gone on a trip to the upper lakes...

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Oct 1895