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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1897

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The tug Thomson and barge Lancaster are in the government dry dock receiving general repairs.

A new shaft is being fitted in the tug Jessie Hall. The work will be completed in a day or two.

The steamer Sheriff has been chartered at Toledo to carry corn to Kingston at two and a half cents.

The machinery in the steamer Rosemount and tugs Hall and Walker were tested today by inspector Thompson.

The steamer Hero will begin her regular trips up the bay next Wednesday. She is in prime condition for the season's work.

The sloop Maggie L. is discharging a cargo of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator. The oats were stored in her hull all winter.

The Calvin company's schooner Norway was taken out of the government dry dock yesterday afternoon and was replaced by one of the M.T. Co.'s vessels.

The machinery of the steamers Bannockburn, Glengarry, tugs Glide and Thomson has been tested by the government inspector and found to be satisfactory.

Capt. Gaskin received official notice this morning from W.J. Thomson, engineer of the Welland canal, saying that the waterway would open for navigation on or about the 20th inst.

The tug Bronson, rebuilt during the past winter at the M.T. Co.'s ship yard, will be launched on Tuesday next. She has been strengthened by being steel strapped inside.

Capt. M. Patterson, King street west, will command the schooner Pilot this season, having purchased her from Capt. Oliver. The schooner is now fitting out, sails being bent today.

Robert Gaskin, son of Thomas Gaskin, will act as second mate of the steamer Northern Wave, running between Duluth and Buffalo. The steamer will begin her trips within the next two weeks.

The steamer King Ben is loading pulp wood at the mutual dock, fronting the city buildings, and will clear for Dexter, N.Y., tonight. The steamer will be employed for some time in moving the wood across the border.

Appointed Superintendent - Edward Charles, Kingston, has been appointed superintendent of the Deseronto shipyard. Mr. Charles is considered one of the smartest mechanics in Canada, having for years managed large shipyards at Garden Island and various other points. During his stay in Deseronto he has made himself popular with all classes.

p.8 Could Not Make Port - Toronto, April 10th - The steamer Lakeside, which left here yesterday for Port Dalhousie with thirty passengers on board, returned this morning at seven o'clock without having made port. When the boat arrived within five miles of Port Dalhousie last night the weather was so thick and the storm so violent that the captain decided to put back, and the passengers made themselves as comfortable as possible on board for the night.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Apr 1897