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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1896

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The str. Sequin, wheat laden, cleared from Duluth for this port Monday.

The schr. Nellie Hunter cleared, light, this morning, for Oswego, to load coal for this port.

The str. Denver, wheat laden, from Duluth, is on her way down Lake Ontario for this port.

The schr. Loretta Rooney, from Charlotte, arrived last night with 350 tons of hard coal.

The str. Pueblo, from Duluth, arrived last night with 48,000 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Falconer cleared from Swift's wharf last night for Oswego to load coal for Swift & Co.

The tugs Thomson and Jessie Hall, each with four grain laden barges, cleared last night for Montreal.

The schr. Acacia arrived at Swift's dock last night with coal from Oswego, N.Y., and is now being unloaded.

The str. Bannockburn and consorts, light, bound for Fort William, passed up through the Welland canal yesterday.

The lighting of Grosse Cut point is practically completed, and now vessels can pass through the new twenty-foot channel at that point with safety.

The schr. Monguagon, from Detroit, with 21,000 bushels of corn and rye, arrived this morning and is being discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The str. Hamilton called at Swift's dock yesterday on her way from Hamilton to Montreal with a well-filled passenger list and a heavy cargo of freight.

The str. Arabian, from Fort William, lightened 22,100 bushels of wheat at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, and proceeded on to Montreal with the remainder of her cargo, 20,000 bushels.

The str. Sir L. Tilley and consort Merritt, from Fort William, arrived last evening with 63,000 bushels of wheat. After discharging their cargoes they cleared again for Fort William.

The tug Petrel, with consorts Lapwing, Thrush and Hiawatha, from Fort William, arrived this morning with 117,000 bushels of wheat for the K. & M. F. Co., Portsmouth. This is the first round trip of this fleet.

The Canadian department of marine and fisheries gives notice of the establishment on Cabot Head, Lake Huron, of a revolving white light, showing bright flashes, with intervals of twenty seconds between their points of greatest brilliancy, followed by an interval of forty seconds, during the greater part of which the light is obscured. The local plane is eighty feet above mean water level, and the light should be visible fourteen miles from all points of approach. A fog alarm signal is located about two hundred feet easterly from the lighthouse, giving in thick weather blasts of eight seconds' duration, with intermittent pauses of forty seconds.

When the str. Petrel reached Kingston this morning it was found that her stern bearings were loose and she was placed in the government dry-dock for repairs.

How 'Twas Done - results of yacht races.

p.3 Port Milford, May 27th - ....The Thistle, of Collingwood, will Sunday here this summer. The C.H. Hazelton, of Oswego, is in port every Monday now.



Connolly Bros.' dredge International was launched this afternoon at the government dry-dock. She is the third and largest dredge built by the Connollys and is constructed on their own design. Her length is 114 feet, width 36 feet, hold 10 1/2 feet.

The work of construction was begun on April 18th, 1895, and the cost of the vessel was $70,000. Her engines are very powerful and were built by the locomotive works of this city, as was also the boiler and the greater portion of the machinery. The boiler is said to be the best ever built in this country. The dredge is the largest on the continent and is intended for digging in tide waters, being capable of dredging in water fifty feet in depth. Her dipper has a capacity of five cubic yards. P. Hume, engineer, has had charge of the work of construction. The launch was witnessed by a large crowd, and among those on board were Mayor Elliot, Hon. Senator, Mrs. and Miss Sullivan, Dr. Sullivan, jr.; Ald. J.B. Walkem, J.B. Murphy and Mrs. Murphy, and Mrs. N.K. Connolly.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 May 1896