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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1896

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The yacht Miltonia called at Swift's wharf today from Milton Island.

Arrivals: tug Walker, Charlotte, barges, coal laden; tug Thomson, Montreal, barges, light.

The str. Algonquin, Duluth, is on her way down Lake Ontario with a cargo of grain for this port.

Clearances: schr. Fabiola, Oswego, light; schr. Nellie Hunter, Oswego, light; tug Walker, Montreal, barges grain.

The tug Petrel is on a shoal three miles below Cornwall. W. Lesslie, with a tug and lighter, arrived at the stranded tug yesterday.

The str. Bothnia and schrs. Grantham, Manley, Russel and Benson, Parry Sound to Garden Island, timber laden, passed through the Welland yesterday.

Capt. Donnelly inspected the strs. Dorothy and Florence, at Napanee, on Wednesday and yesterday. Today he went to Prescott to inspect the str. Iroquois.

Arrivals at Craig & Co.'s wharf: str. Melbourne, from Montreal, passengers and freight; tug Ferris from Oswego; str. W. Gilbert, from Smith's Falls; sloop Kitty Wells, from Gananoque, with granite for the corporation of Kingston.



[Newcastle, Eng., Journal, June 12th]

On Wednesday afternoon there was launched, from the shipbuilding yard of Messrs. Wood, Skinner & Co., at Bill Quay, Newcastle, a handsome, steel, screw steamer, built by them for service on the inland lakes of Canada. The vessel is of the single deck type, and of the following dimensions: Length between perpendiculars, 253 feet; beam, forty-one feet; molded depth, twenty-one feet four inches, and is designed to carry a large measurement cargo on a light draught of water. She has been built under special survey for Lloyd's highest class, and has also been superintended during construction by Capt. Tate, Newcastle. The vessel has water ballast in cellular double bottom fore and aft, and also in fore and aft peaks. The cabins are arranged in poop aft, accommodation for engineers being provided in a house on the deck amidships, and for the crew in the forecastle. Large cabins for the captain and owner are fitted in the house on the deck forward, over which is the chart house and wheel house, built on the bridge deck, with flying bridge above. The vessel will be rigged as a three masted schooner, and will be fitted with large hatchways and all the most modern appliances for the rapid loading and discharging of grain cargoes, in which trade she will be principally employed. As the vessel left the ways she was gracefully christened "Rosemount" by Miss Lillian Irwin, of Sunderland. After entering the water in a highly successful manner, the vessel was immediately taken to the engine works of the North-Eastern marine engineering company, limited, at Wallsend, where a set of engines of the triple-expansion type, having cylinders 20 in., 34 in., and 57 in. diameter, respectively, with a stroke of 39 in., steam being supplied by two large steel boilers, working at a pressure of 180 pounds per square inch. The machinery has also been constructed to Lloyd's requirements and survey, as well as under the superintendence of Alex. May, of Newcastle, inspector for the owners.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Jun 1896