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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - John Cherry, Barriefield, piloted the steamer Iona to Coteau Landing and back last week.

Action is Threatened - R. & O. Co. preparing to bring an action for damages against Belleville for letting small-pox patient embark on steamer Passport and causing the boat to be quarantined and taken off her route. [Belleville Ontario]


The tug Thomson arrived from Oswego today with three barges coal-laden.

The sloop Laura D. with 2,500 bushels of oats, discharged at Richardson's elevator today.

The schooner Kate arrived in port last evening with 6,000 bushels of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Grantham has been tied up at the railway dock in front of the city buildings, where she will winter.

The sloop Monitor, with 1,950 bushels of oats for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived from Bay of Quinte ports last evening.


Plans For The R. & O. Steamers.

The manager of a local steamboat company saw the plans for the new steamers to be placed in commission by the R. & O. navigation company last night. One new feature about them is the location of the dining room, which will be in the forward part of the saloon on the hurricane deck. This location for the dining room is being selected by builders of all modern boats. It is learned that Bertram & Co., of Toronto, will commence building the boats this week.



Port Stanley, Nov. 11th - The schooner Groton, of Detroit, Capt. John M. Christie, left Cleveland on Wednesday loaded with slack coal for Hunt Bros., of London. She was caught in the gale of last night and came to anchor twelve miles west of this place, where she foundered at her anchor. The crew, consisting of six men, took to the yawl boat, and were discovered drifting down the lake at one o'clock today.

Capt. William Berry, of the life-boat station here, hastily got his crew together and went out in a big sea and rescued them and their yawl boat. The vessel, with her cargo, will no doubt be a total loss, as she lies in about thirty feet of water.

Capt. Berry and his crew, which is a volunteer one, are deserving of the greatest praise for their heroic rescue of the crew.

There is another schooner lying at anchor off here which is supposed to be the St. Lawrence. She appears to be having good weather of it, and the tug will go to her as soon as the sea and the wind will allow.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1897