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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1897

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A Steamer Driven Ashore.

Point Edward, July 28th - Early this morning the steamer Cambria, of the Windsor-Soo line, struck a raft of logs floating off the point, and was driven ashore one mile north, on Lake Huron. The passengers and crew landed in safety and were taken to Sarnia. The Cambria is expected to prove a total loss.



The schooner Nellie Hunter cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Crawford & Co.

The steamer Chieftain is carrying withes (to be used to bind logs together to form rafts) from the Mutual dock to Garden Island.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, July 27th - Down - steamer Parsons, Toledo to Ogdensburg, corn; Orion and barge, Grand Marias to Collins Bay, timber; McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Glengarry and Minnedosa, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer Rugee, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Ketchum and barge, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Colonial, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

Port Dalhousie, July 27th - Up - steamer Pentland, Prescott to Escanaba, light; str. Argonaut, Prescott to Chicago, light; steamer Newago, Kingston to Chicago, light; steamer Bannockburn, Kingston to Fort William, light; barge Selkirk, Kingston to Fort William, light.

Down - steamer Kathadin, Duluth to Prescott, wheat; steamer Inter-Ocean, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge R. Winslow, Chicago to Kingston, corn; str. Monteagle, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

A Very Rough Trip.

The steamer Hamilton, due here at four o'clock yesterday afternoon, did not arrive until 11:40 last night. She left Toronto on Monday evening, and experienced a very rough trip down the lake. The heavy seas continually washed over her, and many of the passengers had to leave their state-rooms. The very rough weather would not allow her to land at Port Hope, and passengers had to be carried to Belleville (which was reached at two o'clock) and took the train back. It took the steamer nine hours to run from Belleville to Kingston owing to having to run against a heavy wind. The night was so dark that at one time the steamer had to stop to find out where she was.

No Island Ferry Today.

Wolfe Islanders were without a ferry service today. The steamer Princess Louise went across to Garden Island only. The owners of the steamer Paul Smith engaged the Louise to run the Wolfe Island ferry yesterday only, evidently thinking the repairs to the Paul Smith would be completed today. The owners of the Louise offered to continue the Wolfe Island service today for $20, but the offer was not accepted.

p.3 Port Milford Notes, July 27th - ....Schooner Kate arrived here on Saturday loaded with coal. Schooner Ripple, from Main Ducks, was here over Sunday; also schooner Minnie and tug Thistle. Schooner Ballou loaded rye here on Monday, leaving for Kingston on Tuesday....

p.4 Elevator Contracts Awarded - The Kingston elevator and transit company yesterday awarded the following contracts for work, on the elevator now under way: rubber belting, the Gutta Percha and Rubber Mfg. Co., Ltd., Toronto; scales: the Fairbanks Scales Co., Halifax, N.S., for two scales, each to have a capacity of 1,000 bushels.

Rushing The Work - driving the spiles for new elevator to start immediately.

Nailed By New Tariff - Detroit, July 28th - William Young, of Wiarton, Ont., chartered steamer Swallow to bring 250,000 feet of lumber into Detroit before tariff bill should pass; Swallow was late and there is now a $2 per thousand feet tariff applied.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Rugee arrived at the K. & M. F. company's wharf at Portsmouth today with 60,000 bushels of corn from Chicago, Ill.

St. Lawrence River Steamboat War.

Clayton, July 28th - The steamboat war, so far as the Folgers and the Alexandria Bay steamboat company are concerned, is at an end. The most friendly and amicable relations now exist between the Folgers and the old members of the company. There was a meeting held Monday between the Folgers and Isaac P. Powers, H.F. Inglehart, A.A. Holmes and Anson Harder. The Wanderer deal was completed. It was decided that the five stockholders would reorganize and for the present run the Island Belle between Clayton and Ogdensburg in connection with the Thousand Island steamboat company. Eventually the Folgers will undoubtedly purchase the Belle. Everybody is happy on the river that the war is over between these rival companies. The Folgers are now prepared to give much better service than they ever have in the past.

Company Must Build It - city is not responsible for providing railway connection for Mooers elevator.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1897