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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1896

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The str. Andrew cleared light, Saturday, for upper lake ports.

The tug Walker was floated out of the government dry dock Saturday.

The tug Active arrived from Montreal last evening with three light barges.

The str. Sir L. Tilley, Duluth, arrived yesterday with 41,500 bushels of wheat for the M.T. Co.

The schr. Collier, Charlotte, is at the spile dock with coal for the K. & P. railroad company.

The str. Maggie May and consorts, Seeley's Bay, arrived Saturday night and cleared for bay ports.

The sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 1,200 bushels of peas for Richardson & Sons.

The tug Bronson arrived from Montreal yesterday with three light barges, and cleared again with four grain laden.

The str. Marion, Chicago, arrived last evening with 40,000 bushels of corn. She is being discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The str. Pierrepont will not leave Davis' dry-dock until about the 24th inst. As the work on her hull progresses it is inspected by Capt. Donnelly.

Davis & Sons have received a contract to build for W.J. Thomas, Toronto, president of the Toronto malting company, a cabin launch of the very latest design, to be built for comfort rather than speed.

M.T. Co. officials say this season has been the busiest they have ever experienced. The company's barges have carried more grain to the seaboard than ever before, not from this, but from St. Lawrence river ports. In past years fourteen or fifteen trips were all that barges made. This season some of the barges have made seventeen and the season has not yet closed.

A Vessel Went Down - Colchester, Ont., Oct. 19th - A large three masted steambarge has sunk in the channel three miles east of Hackett's dock. No particulars as yet.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Oct 1896