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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1896

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Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 14th - Two more Canadian crafts were tied up and fined by the United States treasury officials at this port during last week for the violation of rules governing the navigation of St. Mary's river. The str. Alberta, of the Canadian Pacific line, was charged with violating rule No. 1, regulating the speed, by running over the seven miles an hour limit. She was fined $200, which she paid.

The Beatty line steamer Monarch was detained for twenty-four hours for violating the speed rule and rule No. 6 for the passing of a boat. She was also fined $200, which was paid. According to the officials, the tying up of the Canadian boats was due to absolute disregard of notice given the companies regarding the fines. The steamboat companies, however, claim that they never received any official notice. It is said that the Canadian steamers will not use the Hay Lake channel during the remainder of the season.


The str. King Ben, light, arrived from Montreal last evening.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal last night with seven light barges.

The schr. Fabiola cleared this morning for Charlotte to load soft coal for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Katie Eccles, Colborne, arrived this morning with 4,500 bushels of peas, which were discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The str. Pierrepont is in Davis' dry-dock having some new planking added to her hull. The str. Princess Louise is performing ferry service in the meantime.

The str. Pierrepont was placed in Davis' dry-dock this morning, and a new bottom will be built on her. The str. Princess Louise will take the place of the Pierrepont on the route.

The str. Jessie Bain is in port receiving a new cylinder covering, replacing one broken recently. As soon as the work is completed she will leave to resume her route between Clayton and Alexandria Bay. About Nov. 1st she will go into winter quarters.

The str. Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, arrived yesterday afternoon with 86,000 bushels of wheat, which was discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators. The steamer and consort cleared at noon today for the same port to reload wheat for Kingston.

p.2 District News - Capt. Darius C. Smith, Belleville, died on Thursday after a lingering illness. The deceased was born thirty-two years ago in Prince Edward county. He was the owner and sailed the schr. Echo.

p.4 Inspection of the Canals - Ottawa, Oct. 14th - government promised to have an inquiry into canal system; minister of railways and canals to inspect lower St. Lawrence system.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1896