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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1897

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The steamer Hopkins, after discharging, cleared this morning for Toledo.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo, arrived at Garden Island this morning with timber.

The sloop Echo, light, cleared this morning for Picton to load barley for Richardson & Sons.

This morning 10,000 bushels of oats were placed in the barge Montreal for shipment to Montreal.

The tug Hall, Montreal, arrived last evening with three light barges, and cleared again for the same port with five, grain laden.

The schooner H.M. Ballou, Montreal, bound for Toronto with a cargo of cement and fire brick, reached here this morning and provisioned.

The steamer Bothnia is out of commission. The timber trade is about finished for the season and the freight rates on grain are not sufficiently high for the steamer to enter that trade with prospect of making money.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Sept. 1st - Up: Tug Philadelphia, Montreal to Sandusky; steamers Parsons, Cape Vincent to Detroit, light; Omaha, Oswego to Racine, coal. Down: nothing.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 1st - Passed up: steamers Omaha, Oswego to Racine, coal; steam yacht Osprey, Niagara to Buffalo, light; steamer Smith, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo. Down: steamer McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Morley, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Empire State will conclude her season's work on Saturday and the America on Monday.

The steamer Arundell made her last trip for this season, between Charlotte, N.Y., and Kingston, today.

The steamer Rosemount, with consorts Melrose and Winnipeg, cleared light last evening for Chicago to load corn.

The tug Shanley, employed on government work at Kingston Mills, coaled up at Crawford & Co.'s wharf this morning.

The tug Walker was floated out of the government dry dock last evening, after having had her stem repaired. She cleared for Montreal with five grain laden barges.

The tug Hiram Easton, bound for Kingston with the barge Minnie Francis in tow, and leaking badly, locked up through the canal at Merrickville Saturday evening. The crew spent nearly all Sunday shifting the cargo in hopes of lessening the leak enough to get to their destination without unloading. They were not successful. Capt. Easton decided to take off the deck load and run through to Kingston with what lumber he had in the hold.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Sep 1897