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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1897

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The tug Hall, with four light barges, arrived from Montreal this morning.

The tug Bronson cleared this morning for Montreal with five grain-laden barges.

The schooner Acacia, Oswego, is discharging a cargo of coal at Booth & Co.'s wharf.

The Rosedale is in port with 65,000 bushels of wheat, consigned to the M.T. Co. She is from Fort William.

The car transfer steamer International, partially burned last spring at Prescott, will be thoroughly repaired this winter at Kingston.

The steamer Bannockburn, with consorts Dunmore and Selkirk, Fort William, arrived in port yesterday morning with 170,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. Co.

The steamer Tilley on her way down the canal Saturday night struck the abutment at lock 9 and started leaking. A diver was sent for to Port Colborne, and they are at work now. She is lying at lock 2.

While coming into port yesterday morning the steamer Bannockburn went ashore near Four Mile point. Two tugs, an elevator and lighter went to her rescue and after lightering about 5,000 bushels she was floated.

When the steamer Bannockburn was discharged this morning it was found that not a single bushel of grain was damaged. The break was forward of her water tight compartments, which kept the water away from her cargo. She entered the government dry dock this morning for repairs. It was found her shoe had been displaced.

An accident to the steamer Servia will cause her to be detained at Port Dalhousie for two days. Sunday afternoon as the steamer was coming in with her consort in tow, and just as she was entering the piers, her steampipe broke and disabled her from going ahead. It will take a couple of days for repairs, as the work has to be done in St. Catharines. About seven o'clock Saturday night watchman Peter McCord on the Servia fell down the hold. No bones were broken, merely a bad shaken up.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 17th - Down: steamer Ketchum, Chicago to Ogdensburg, wheat.


The Matthews Afloat.

Between five and six o'clock last evening the schooner Jennie Matthews was successfully raised at Brockville, and the task of removing coal from her hold is now being carried on. The Matthews was loaded with 725 tons of coal, and when she went down fourteen feet of water covered her deck aft. It was a steady lift by jacks and chains, but at last she came up, and the Donnelly wrecking and salvage company achieved a brilliant victory in wrecking. It was found that her bottom planking was badly broken and this was repaired by a diver, temporarily. As soon as lightened the Matthews will be hauled out on the marine ways at Ogdensburg and there repaired. John Donnelly, jr., had charge of the wrecking operations.

General Paragraphs - The schooner Annandale, Charlotte, is in port with a cargo of soft coal for the Rathbun company.

The schooner Wave Crest cleared light this morning for Charlotte to load coal for the Rathbun company.

The Knapp roller boat engines were given a trial in Toronto on Saturday, and the inventors claimed to be quite satisfied with the experiment.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Oct 1897