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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1897

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The steamer Myles cleared today for Duluth to load grain for this port.

The tug Thomson with six light barges arrived from Montreal this morning.

The M.T. Co.'s barges Toronto and Toledo are in dry dock receiving general repairs.

The schooner Annie Minnes, light, Kingston to Pelee Island, cleared the Welland canal today.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, light, from Kingston to Toledo, cleared the Welland canal today.

The schooner Suffel, Hamilton, arrived this morning with 3,500 bushels of peas for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Clinton and consorts, Toledo to Garden Island, timber laden, got through the Welland canal today.

The sloop Maggie L., Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 3,500 bushels of oats for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa cleared light today for Fort William to load wheat for this port.

The sloop Dandy loaded 1,500 bushels of wheat at Richardson & Sons' elevator today and cleared for Smith's Falls.

The tug Walker with four light barges arrived from Montreal yesterday and cleared again with four grain laden.

The schooners Nellie Hunter, 375 tons, and Kate, 275 tons of coal, from Oswego, are at the Queen street wharf for Crawford & Co.

The barge Elesia loaded 17,800 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator on Saturday night and pulled out for Montreal.

The steamers Tecumseh and Orion with consorts, from Grand Marias, all timber laden for Collins Bay, cleared the Welland canal today.

The steamer Glidden with consort Aberdeen, Duluth, wheat, was due to arrive here this afternoon to discharge at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The steamer Hero took the place of the North King, from Belleville to Kingston and back, yesterday. The King lay at Belleville to have her boilers scraped and cleaned.

Capt. Grange is again in command of the Spartan, and his officers are: mate, J. Carberry; first engineer, E. Taylor; second engineer, J. Noble; steward, F. Hepburn; purser, W.R. Dandy.

The steamer King Ben called at Swift's wharf yesterday on her way from Ottawa to Oswego, N.Y., with a cargo of lumber. She remained in port until four o'clock, at which hour she started to complete her trip.

The M.T. Co.'s tug Jessie Hall went into the government dry-dock on Saturday to have a broken wheel repaired. The work was completed in a few hours and the Hall returned to her moorings at the company's wharf ready for work.

The R. & O. navigation company's steamer Spartan was taken on her trial trip on Saturday afternoon, preparatory to commencing her season's work between Toronto and Montreal. She steamed out of the harbor and ran down the river some miles, returning to her moorings at Swift's wharf, after a run of a couple of hours, during which she showed her thorough fitness for her work.

Yesterday afternoon, between two and three o'clock, Swift & Co.'s wharf was crowded with spectators, assembled to see the Spartan make her start for Toronto, opening her season of 1897. Promptly at three o'clock Capt. Grange sounded the signal to start. The vessel's moorings were thrown off, and she started amid the waving of hats and handkerchiefs by those on board and those on the wharf.

The steamer Rosemount has again beaten her own record in the matter of big cargoes. On her last trip she brought down 76,790 bushels, the largest cargo that ever entered this port. Capt. Mawdsley said then that his steamer could carry a few more thousand bushels, and to back up his statement he brought down on this trip 78,000. To carry this immense load the steamer drew only fifteen feet, ten inches of water.

p.4 a letter to editor from alderman Mooers denying George Richardson's claims in his May 29th letter.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 May 1897