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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1896

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The str. King Ben arrived, light, last night from Oswego.

The tug Walker is at Charlotte with three barges for coal.

Andrew Kennedy has gone on the str. Saturn as second engineer.

The tug Hall cleared for Montreal today with four grain laden barges.

The tugs Hall and Bronson, with four barges each, arrived up from Montreal last night.

Str. Tilley and consort Merritt, bound up, light, cleared the Welland canal last evening.

The schr. S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Garden Island, timber, cleared the Welland canal today.

The str. Topeka, from Chicago, is discharging 50,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The str. Omaha was chartered at Chicago, Saturday, to carry corn to Kingston at two and three-quarter cents.

The str. Passport called at Swift's wharf, this morning, on her way from Toronto to Montreal; str. Corsican, this afternoon, from Montreal to Toronto.

On Wednesday, June 3rd, the str. Monteagle discharged a cargo of grain here and cleared for Oswego, where a cargo of coal was taken on for Duluth. This was delivered, a cargo of grain taken aboard, discharged at Kingston and another cargo of coal taken on at Oswego within sixteen days. This is hustling with a vengeance.

While discharging a cargo of timber at Collins Bay Saturday the schr. Waubaushene met with quite a serious accident which will detain her there for some days. The arm used in swinging the timber from the deck over the side was attached to the foremast. In lifting an unusually heavy stick the weight proved too great for the mast and it was pulled out of position. In going by the side it pulled the mainmast and rigging with it and the entire mess fell into the water. Luckily no one was injured, although several working on the vessel had narrow escapes.

p.2 The Season Opened - Thousand Island Park, June 22nd - The str. St. Lawrence, the queen of the white squadron fleet, made her first appearance on the 15th. The various steamers of this line have their smoke stacks painted a light cream, with the letter F. on a blue field on the side of the stack.....Capt. Henry Robbins and Stillman Dano have purchased the sloop Dolphin, of Ogdensburg. The str. St. Lawrence began her search-light trip on Saturday night and the Islander her fifty-mile ramble on Sunday. Both these trips will be continued every day and evening throughout the season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Jun 1896