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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1897

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The schooner S.H. Dunn will go into winter quarters at once.

The steamer Milne, Ottawa, passengers and freight, called at Swift's wharf today.

The tug James A. Walker with three barges left for Oswego last night to load coal.

The schooner Annie Minnes left for Bay of Quinte ports to load rye for Oswego.

The barge Columbia from Rideau canal ports is unloading wood at the Grove Inn yard.

The schooner Pilot, from Bath, unloaded 2,000 bushels of oats at Richardson's elevator yesterday.

The sloop Maggie L. arrived from Howe Island last evening with 4,000 bushels of peas and oats for J. Richardson & Sons.

At Crawford's coal yard today, the schooner Cornelia transferred 200 tons of soft coal to the barges Peruvian and Dandy for Smith's Falls.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 20th - Down: steamer Smith, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

The steamer Parsons is still here making repairs to her engine, which she broke off Long Point Tuesday, and by temporary repairs managed to make harbor. She is bound from Detroit to Cape Vincent with a wheat cargo.

Move The Storm Signal.

The storm signal will have to be moved from the government drydock if it is intended to be of service to mariners. The Mooers company elevator quite obstructs the signal from the eastern portion of the harbor, and not until the Barriefield shore is neared does it come into view. As the greater part of the shipping interests is located east of the dry dock, the storm signal in its present condition is of no service whatever in warning mariners. The proper place for the signal is at Point Frederick, where it can be seen from the whole harbor. Capt. Milligan, who has charge of the range lights, has also to attend to the storm signal, and by placing the latter on the point it would be adjacent to the locality where his duties are now fulfilled.

Bidding For Business.

Yesterday workmen began tearing up the old Grand Trunk wharf preparatory to the construction of a new structure running parallel with the freight shed. The object is to afford accommodation for flour, barbed wire and such merchandise that has hitherto been carried down to Prescott and bonded over to the C.P.R. Propellers coming from upper lake ports having grain in their holds and deck loads of flour, etc., have been accustomed to discharge both grain and merchandise at Prescott. Hereafter they will discharge at Kingston and the Grand Trunk will benefit by the change. Flour sheds will be built, and a branch line will be run out on the dock. The Grand Trunk will expend $25,000 in making the alterations. A dredge arrived today to assist in the work.

The Most Dangerous - Canada is very foolish to worry about the poor old Yantic. If our northern sister really is afraid she should keep an eye on the tug which is hauling the Yantic around; it is far more dangerous. [Chicago Times-Herald]


Asked To Take The Roller.

Toronto, Oct. 21st - The Knapp roller was to have had a trial at two o'clock this afternoon and crowds of people gathered at Polson's wharf to see the boat roll out into the lake. As she lay at her moorings the boat made one and a half revolutions successfully. On the strength of that contractor Polson claimed a successful test and wanted the boat accepted by the inventor, Mr. Knapp, and his backer, Mr. Goodwin, of Ottawa. Mr. Knapp, however, demanded that the boat be sent out into the lake. To this Mr. Polson objected unless the boat was accepted or insured and this point is now being discussed.

Did A Fine Job.

A great job has been done on the steamship Bannockburn by William Nicholson, foreman of the iron department of the Montreal transportation company. The boat went into dry dock with her stem bent badly as a result of her strike on the rocks. By enormous pressure it was brought straight and a neat, new plate of iron placed on both sides of the bow. Capt. Sinclair states that nowhere else could he have hoped for such speedy and clever repair. The United States dockmen would have ripped off a large part of the boat's side. Kingston is equal to all emergencies on boat repairs.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Oct 1897