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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1896

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The tug Thistle arrived here this morning and will at once go into winter quarters in Anglin's dock.

The schr. Two Brothers, Consecon, arrived this morning with 4,100 bushels of peas for the M.T. Co.

The str. Bannockburn left the "Soo" at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, bound down. She will arrive here Saturday night if nothing happens.

The schr. Grantham, moored at the Mutual dock, dragged out spile after spile yesterday

during the gale and is now moored quite a distance from her original position.

The str. Hale, aground off the Ferry wharf, was consigned to the K. & M. F. Co., Portsmouth. Her captain made a mistake in the location of the two forwarding companies, and in trying to make the M.T. Co.'s anchorage, went ashore. A delay in the arrival of light barges occasioned a longer stay for the stranded steamer.

The strs. Rosemount and Bannockburn are very evenly matched as regards speed. The two boats left here, bound up, within twenty-four hours of each other. They cleared the Welland canal with the same distance between them, and passed the "Soo" in the same order. Loading at Fort William, the one left for the east twenty-four hours ahead of the other, and this space of time was continued throughout the trip.

p.3 Allen, nov. 5th - The sloop Maggie L., of Kingston, had been at Boxen harbor loading grain for Richardson Bos.....


Arrivals: str. Bannockburn and consorts, Fort William, 66,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Pilot, Prescott, light; str. King Ben, Montreal, cement; schr. Kate, Wellington, 6,000 bushels wheat; sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, 2,500 bushels of peas; schr. Ballou, Napanee, 3,600 bushels of peas; str. Bartlett and consorts, Duluth, 157,500 bushels of wheat; schr. Katie Eccles, Port Hope, 8,700 bushels peas; schr. Pilot, Amherst Island, 2,200 bushels peas; schr. Annie Minnes, Port Hope, 100,000 (sic) wheat; sloop Monitor, Napanee, 2,000 bushels of peas; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Pelee Island, 30,000 bushels of wheat; str. Glengarry and consort, Fort William, 87,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Fleetwing, Oswego, 350 tons of coal; str. E.B. Hale, Chicago, 30,000 bushels of corn.

Departures: str. Rosemount, light, Fort William; str. Bannockburn, light, Fort William; schr. Fabiola, light, Oswego; schr. Echo, light, Picton; str. Niagara, light, Port Huron; schr. Pilot, light, bay ports; str. King Ben, 7,800 bushels of peas, Montreal; schr. Valencia, 25,000 bushels of peas, Montreal; str. Bartlett and consort, Duluth, light; str. Glengarry, Fort William, light; schr. Katie Eccles, Oswego, light; schr. Annie Minnnes, Port Hope, light.

p.4 Ottawa, Nov. 5th - W.J. Stewart, hydrographer of the marine department, has returned home from his season's work on Lake Erie. The topography of the Canadian portion of the lake has been completed. Next year operations will probably be conducted in Lake Ontario.

General Paragraphs - The new surface condensor, to be placed in the tug Petrel, which has been chartered by the government, arrived from New York today on the str. Islander. The Petrel must be equipped with the condensor before she goes on salt water.

Capt. James Hunter, for many years a prominent lake sailor, died today in the general hospital, where, for the past three months he had been under treatment for cancer.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1896