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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1897

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p.1 Broke the Agreement - U.S. putting corvette Yantic on great lakes as training ship of the Michigan naval reserve; built of wood 1864, 900 tons, 8.3 knots, controversy. (full column)



The schooner Two Brothers arrived from Montreal today, light.

The schooner H.M. Ballou will enter Davis' dry-dock for repairs.

The schooner Fleetwing is discharging a cargo of coal at the cotton mill wharf.

The barge Bella, of the M.T. Co.'s fleet, is in Davis' dry dock for general repairs.

The tug Thomson cleared for Montreal last night with four barges, grain laden.

Yesterday the sloop Pilot discharged 5,000 bushels of barley for Clarke's malt house.

The schooner Fabiola, Charlotte, is due to arrive today at Swift's wharf with a cargo of coal.

The sloop Dandy loaded 2,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson's elevator today for Smith's Falls.

R. Crawford, coal merchant, shipped a cargo of coal to Smith's Falls by the barge Minnie Francis today.

The sloop Echo, from Picton with 2,000 bushels of wheat, is among the arrivals at Richardson's elevator.

The steamers Hamilton and Lake Michigan, bound from Montreal to Hamilton, touched at Swift's wharf today.

The steambarge Quebec left Davis' dry-dock last night and proceeded to Wolfe Island to load hay for Montreal.

The S.S. Rosemount and S.S. Bannockburn, with consorts Dunmore and Selkirk, cleared for Fort William last evening.

The schooner Annie Minnes arrived from Wellington with 8,000 barrels of peas for J. Richardson & Sons last night.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Sept. 30th - Down: steamer Omaha, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; J.S. Parsons, Detroit to Cape Vincent, wheat; Nipigon and barge, Chassel to Ogdensburg, lumber; Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

p.3 The schooner Rooney, from Charlotte, with soft coal for R. Crawford, is moored at the spile dock (bottom line cut off)



Milwaukee, Oct. 1st - The steamer H.A. Root, which has been engaged for some time in raising the cargo of copper of the sunken steamer Pewabic, off Alpena, in Lake Huron, has arrived in Milwaukee, having in her hold six hundred tons of copper. The Pewabic lies in 165 feet of water. One lump of mass copper raised weighed 11,600 pounds, and the second in size weighs 5,766 pounds. The others run from 300 to 400 pounds up. A large amount of copper ingots and milled copper has been taken out. The water appears to have had no effect whatever on the metal, that has lain at the bottom of the lake for over thirty-two years. The mast of the Pewabic was taken almost entire, and it is practically as sound as ever.

The propeller Niagara, which ran ashore above Brockville on Tuesday evening, has not yet been released.

Snips - The tug Maggie May arrived from Ottawa last evening with the barges Dandy and Peruvian, with 200,000 feet of pine lumber for the Mooer's elevator.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Oct 1897