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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1897

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The Corporation of the Village of Portsmouth is prepared, subject to ratification by the ratepayers, to grant a bonus of ($10,000) ten thousand dollars to any party or parties willing to erect an Elevator of not less than 300,000 bushels capacity in the said Village. For further particulars apply to Jno. Fisher, Esq., Reeve, Portsmouth.

June 7, 1897. J.W. HENSTRIDGE, Acting Clerk.



The schooner Nellie Hunter, light, cleared today for Charlotte to load coal for this port.

The steamer Van Allen is loading lumber at the K. & P. spile dock for Oswego.

The schooner Kate, Oswego, 200 tons of coal, arrived at Crawford & Co.'s wharf last night.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes passed through the Welland yesterday, bound from Toledo to this port with a cargo of corn for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Persia called at Craig's wharf this morning on her way from Toronto to Montreal. She carried about forty passengers and a heavy cargo of freight.

The R. & O. steamer Passport is being cleared out and put in trim for her first trip on her regular route this season. It is expected that she will start on Sunday or Monday.

It is reported that next season may see a new boat on the route between Gananoque and Ogdensburg. A resident of Lyn has the project under advisement. He may build a new boat to cost $6,000.

The barge Imperial is loading peas and oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator for Montreal. Another barge is being loaded at Gananoque for the same port, the grain being consigned by Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes is due here tonight with a cargo of corn and wheat from Toledo to Glasgow, Scotland. Part of the cargo will be lightered to permit passage through the St. Lawrence canals. The cargo will be re-loaded in Montreal. The vessel will bring back from Scotland steel billets for Toronto. Capt. Oliver, a salt-water captain, is in command. The grain belongs to Richardson & Sons.


The Kingston yacht club held a regular monthly meeting in the club-house last evening. There was a very good attendance, and the reports that were read were very encouraging. Treasurer W.C. Kent read his report, showing that a large number of new members have been received of late, and that there have been only three resignations.

Secretary J. Macnee was absent, and E.C. Gildersleeve acted in his place. He was instructed to write to the office of the typographical survey at Washington, D.C., and to request that the club be placed on the mailing list of the society, so that all publications sent out from that office will be received here. This action was taken on the suggestion of alderman T. Donnelly, who presented the club with a quantity of literature treating of road rules, etc.

Alderman Donnelly's lecture on "The Laws of Navigation and the Rules of the Road" was a most interesting and instructive discourse, and was listened to with the greatest attention during the hour in which it was given. A vote of thanks was tendered to the lecturer for the instruction he had afforded the members.

p.3 Port Milford, June 8th - A schooner load of lumber and shingles arrived here for S.P. Ostrander. The tug Thistle and sail yacht Ripple were in port over Sunday....



Detroit, Mich., June 9th - About midnight last night the big propellor Iroquois smashed into the propellor Inter-Ocean, and the captain of the Inter-Ocean, fearing that she was about to sink, beached his boat on the Canadian side among the piles below Quelle avenue, Windsor. The boats were both put down and the Iroquois had signalled to the Inter-Ocean by two blasts of the whistle to pass her. The Inter-Ocean did so, and as she drew up to the Iroquois the latter swung round and her stern struck the Inter-Ocean a powerful blow on the starboard bow. Her captain at once steered for shore. The boat which draws about sixteen feet of water, has about thirty-five feet of water under her stern, but her bow is four feet out, and she is listing badly on the port side. The Iroquois was not injured seriously and picked up her schooner and proceeded down the river immediately after the accident. The Inter-Ocean was bound from Chicago to Buffalo. She had a cargo of about 65,000 bushels of corn. She is owned by Henry Watson, of Buffalo. The wrecking tug Saginaw got up steam and went to the assistance of the big boat. The Inter-Ocean is too hard aground, however, to be moved, until she has been lightered and schooners will be secured and they will at once begin to unload her.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Jun 1897