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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1897

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p.1 Work On The Canal - Cornwall, April 30th - The dominion government has awarded the contract for the construction of the Cardinal section of the Galops Rapids canal to William E. Davis & Sons, contractors, Cornwall. The contract for the Iroquois section has not yet been awarded.

Wind Wafts - It is estimated that $10,000 will represent the extent to which the steamer Bannockburn, now in the government dry-dock here, was damaged by running aground on Tuesday morning last. Her forefoot and her frames on the water-lines are badly stove in.

The steamer Glidden left Port Dalhousie last evening for Portsmouth, where her cargo of damaged wheat will be unloaded by the K. & M. forwarding company. The vessel is being kept afloat by means of the steam-pump, at a cost of forty dollars a day.

The steamer Arizona, towing the barge Plymouth, is on her way to Prescott. The Plymouth will be brought to Kingston, her cargo of 50,800 bushels of corn being consigned to K. & M. Forwarding Co.

The damaged cargo (grain) of the steamer J.J. Hill has been sold to John Reid, of Cardinal, proprietor of the starch factory at that place.

The K. & M. Co.'s tug Reginald left last evening for Lachine, having in tow five barges, containing 135,000 bushels of grain.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company's vessels will not open their season until June1st. Two of them will start on that date and two others two days later.



The steamer Whitney is receiving slight repairs at the M.T. Co.'s wharf, foot of Queen street. Her consorts are awaiting the completionof these repairs, the Wayne at the dry dock and the Ashland at Portsmouth.

The steamer Cadillac, Chicago, 68,000 bushels of corn, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage this morning.

The tug Hall left yesterday with four grain laden barges for Montreal. At Clayton the tug Walker was met, the last named taking the tow in charge and the Hall returning to this port light.

Clarke Bros. purchased the damaged corn in the hold of the barge Acadia. The grain is being discharged at the malt house.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, Oswego, arrived at Garden Island this morning with 400 tons of coal for Booth & Co., consigned to the Calvin company.

The schooner Fabiola is at the knitting mill wharf with 275 tons of screenings. She loaded at Oswego.

The schooner Ballou arrived at Richardson & Sons' elevator this morning with a cargo of buckwheat, picked up at Bay of Quinte ports.

E. Forrest, Belleville, purser on the steamer North King, has arrived in the city to assist in fitting out the craft for her season's work. She will leave for Charlotte on Sunday night.

All the keel blocks for one of the new composite barges for the M.T. Co., building by the Canadian locomotive works, have been laid, and those for the second barge are partly up. The barges will be constructed on the long wharf fronting the locomotive works. To accommodate them it was necessary to raze a building which stood on the wharf. Deck timbers are being shaped and other timbers necessary for the completion of the barges are being hewed into the proper curves.

p.5 Rockport, April 27th - ....On account of the high wind yesterday and last night five of the barges in the tow of the steamer James Walker were sunk. Two of them sank in the channel opposite this place. The steamer and the remainder of the barges took shelter at C. Cornwall's dock.

Waupoos, April 28th - ....Schooner Acacia leaves here tomorrow to commence her season's work. Capt. Bongard will sail her again.

p.6 Snips - A fog horn is to be located at Galloup (sic - Galloo ?) Island in Lake Ontario. The machinery will be duplicates of the one at Tibbets Point. Oswego parties have the contract, which will commence about May 20th. Capt. Hinckley has the contract to place the boilers on the site.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 Apr 1897