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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1897

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The schooner Tradewind, light, left this morning for Toronto.

The tug Hall cleared this morning with six grain laden barges.

The tug Active with four grain laden barges cleared this morning for Montreal.

The steamer Britannic, light, left last night for Oswego to load coal for upper lake ports.

The steamer St. Andrew, Fort William, is due to arrive here today with wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Rosemount and consort Melrose, light, cleared last evening for Fort William to load wheat.

The steamer Clinton and consorts, Collins Bay to Toledo, light, passed up through the Welland canal today.

The steamer Saturn and consorts, Serpent River, timber, passed down through the Welland canal today bound for Collins Bay.

The tug Thomson, Montreal, with four light barges arrived this morning. She cleared again for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

The Kestrel Purchased.

Another keen little white-winged flyer has been added to the fleet of twenty-seven footers that fly the colors of the Kingston yacht club. This morning Dr. Black purchased from W.J. Brigger, Hamilton, the sailing yacht Kestrel, the winner of first money in her class yesterday. It is understood he have his steamyacht and $500 for the new boat, which is of fin keel design, new this season. Mr. Brigger has the privilege of sailing in all the races on the present circuit and keeping all prize money won. Harry Cotton shipped on her this morning as Dr. Black's representative. The yacht will be handed over to Dr. Black at Hamilton some time before August 1st. E.C. Gildersleeve will join her there and assist in bringing her down. In all the coming races she will fly Kingston colors.

Is Decided By One Round - details of yacht races. (full column)

That Steamyacht Race - letter to editor about race between Sophy, Miltonia and Wherenow - signed by M. Henderson.

p.4 That Foul Touch - a protest entered in one yacht race.


To Begin Work At Once - on Mooers' elevator.

She May Have Gone Ashore - (part) The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company has decided to place two new steamers on the Toronto and Prescott route next season. Tenders will be called for shortly. Boats will likely be built on the turbine principle, as good results have been obtained from boats of that description in Europe.


[Watertown, N.Y., Standard]

A new steamboat company will be formed in a few days to operate a line of steamboats on the St. Lawrence River. Within another day the company will probably be formed, and the details of the organization will be made public.

The new company will become the rival of the Thousand Island steamboat company. Thus the steamboat war which has been waged on the St. Lawrence river for the past few years between the Alexandria Bay steamboat company and the Thousand Island steamboat company will be continued.

This afternoon a meeting of steamboat men is being held in this city and the matter of the organization of the new company is under consideration. Among those present at the meeting are B.B. Taggart and other members of the old company, who will doubtless be members of the new company.

C.F. Gildersleeve, general manager of the Richelieu & Ontario navigation company, is in the city today, and his presence is no doubt in connection with the formation of the new line.

At the office of Smith and Smith negotiations are pending looking toward the sale of the New Island Wanderer and the Island Belle by the new company.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Jul 1897