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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Dec 1896

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p.1 The Champion Boat Cleaner - Capt. T. Donnelly says the champion boat cleaner of Canada is a resident of this city, and that his name is "Tom" Clancy.For ten years Clancy has cleaned the Gildersleeve vessels and Capt. Donnelly says those interested should visit the str. North King where she is being repaired on the government dry-dock to see one of the cleanest and soundest vessels on our lakes.

Dec. 15, 1896


Dec. 16, 1896

p.1 Capt. Andrews, famous for life-saving deeds while in service of his country, sells biography on Yonge St.; should get pension.

To Build A New Steam Yacht - M. Davis, of the firm of Davis Bros., boat-builders, goes to Toronto tomorrow, to meet T. Eaton, of T. Eaton & Co., and close a contract to build a new steam yacht for the gentleman named. Four years ago Davis Bros built a yacht for him, which he has sold to good advantage.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has three barges hauled out at Portsmouth to be rebuilt during the winter. Work on them will not begin, however, until after the opening of the new year.

The work of laying up the M.T. Co.'s fleet of craft is being proceeded with. A large staff is engaged in the work, which will not be completed for at least a couple of weeks yet. The tug Jessie Hall is still in commission.

Dec. 17, 1896

p.1 Garden Island Don't Want It - The Ontario government has not issued a ferry license between Wolfe Island and Kingston. It is said that Garden Island municipality does not want to have a license issued as the Wolfe Island municipality desires and this is the hitch.

p.4 General Paragraphs - The affairs of the K. & M. F. company have been closed for the season. All is now quietness at the company's headquarters, Portsmouth.

The steamer Islander was delayed for an hour and a half at Cape Vincent this morning owing to the late arrival of the R. W. & O. train. There is no truth in the report that the vessel was delayed by ice.

Capt. T. Donnelly received a telegram this morning notifying him that the tug Matamora was burned and had to be scuttled at Midland, Georgian Bay, early this morning. She was valued at $10,000 and was owned by Joseph Playfair, Midland, and was built at Cleveland.


Ottawa, Dec. 17th - Captain Spain, R.N., will leave today for Owen Sound to conduct an investigation into a collision which took place last summer between the cruiser Petrel and a merchant vessel in the St. Clair canal. The damage resulting from the collision was inconsequential, but the minister considered that an enquiry was desirable under the circumstances.

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