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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1897

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Sails were set on the schooner Queen of the Lakes today.

All the boats owned by the K. & M. F. company, wintering at Portsmouth, are being repainted.

The schooner Flora Carveth was the first arrival at Oswego on Monday. She had a cargo of barley.

It was expected that communication by water between Picton and Deseronto would be established today.

The work of preparing the steamers of the white squadron for the coming season is being pushed ahead. Each and every boat is being thoroughly overhauled, repainted and repaired.

The steambarge Resolute cleared from Deseronto yesterday bound for Oswego, N.Y., and carrying a cargo of lumber. She stuck in the ice, however, at Cressy and was unable to proceed to her destination.

The steamer Pierrepont started for Gananoque this morning, the earliest date at which she has made this trip for many years. She took down a heavy load of freight. If traffic demands it daily trips will be made.

This morning the steamer Chieftain towed the schooner Norway over from Garden Island to the government dry dock, in which she will receive general repairs. The tug Reginald was floated out and taken back to the island.

p.5 Thousand Island Park, April 6th - The steamer Captain Visgar made her first trip on Friday, April 2nd, on the Alexandria Bay-Clayton route. The sloop Dolphin, after several attempts, reached Clayton on Friday and returned on Saturday with a large load of freight. The Rock Island light was lit up for the first this season on Friday night.

p.6 Snips - Robert Clapp, of Toronto, has been appointed captain of the Chicora, running between Toronto and Niagara, in succession to the late Capt. Harbottle. Clapp was first mate under Harbottle.

Painters are busy with the vessels composing the fleet of the Collins Bay rafting company. The company is using every exertion to have every vessel in the fleet "ready for sea" by the time navigation opens.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1897