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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1897

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p.1 A Drifting Barge - Kingsville, Ont., Nov. 13th - The barge Benson, which has been drifting for the past two days, is anchored six miles out from here. Her rudder is gone and her deck load shifted. The boat is heavily loaded with coal. The crew came ashore this morning. A tug has been wired for.



The schooner Lone Star, will mill wood from Trenton, is unloading at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Mary started for Oswego yesterday, but was compelled to run back for shelter.

There is a likelihood that a new steamer will be built for the Brockville-Union park route this winter.

The tug Hiram Easton and barge passed by here this morning on her way from Clayton to Ottawa.

The sloop Madcap, with 100 (sic) bushels of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived from Picton last night.

The sloop Maggie L. reached Richardsons' elevator last evening with 3,000 bushels of peas from Deseronto.

The barge Imperial loaded 15,000 bushels of oats and 7,500 of wheat at Richardsons' elevator yesterday for Montreal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 12th - Down: steamer Omaha, Milwaukee to Oswego, barley; schooner Collier, St. Catharines to Oswego, wheat; schooner Singapore, Pelee Island to Kingston, wheat.



The Mooers' contract called for the completion of their elevator for Nov. 15th, and true to their agreement they will have everything in running order on Monday. The work on the foundation was commenced on July 31st, and the work of erecting the huge structure was so well supervised that at the end of the contract time the elevator is ready to receive the grain. The erection of the building involved a vast amount of work, but a sufficient number of men are engaged to equalize the volume of the work. As many as two hundred laborers were employed at one time, and the work prosecuted systematicly and with vigor. Today the smoke stack of the engine room was reared, and steam raised to work the engines. The main drive rope, which operates the machinery in the elevator was adjusted, and now everything is in readiness to receive grain. The company expects to have every bin full of wheat this fall. The sheeting of the outsides with iron will be continued next week. The H. Mooers Co. deserves high credit for the precision with which they fulfilled the terms of their agreement with the city. Steel rails for the railway connection have been distributed along the proposed line.

A Steamer May Be Wrecked.

Southampton, Nov. 13th - Captain Lambart, lighthouse keeper at Chantry Island, reports that a quantity of wreckage consisting of the upper works of a steamer, also a board life preserver, with the name E.B. Hale on them, came ashore on the west of Chantry Island last night. The tower on the beacon on the south side of Chantry Island was washed off by last night's gale.

The Steamer Seized.

Amherstburg, Nov. 13th - The steamer Pickands was seized this morning by sheriff Rawball in the river opposite here. He went out on the tug Home Rule and demanded the captain to turn around and come into this port which he did without ceremony. The seizure was made to satisfy a claim of $300 held by Mitchison & Hicks of Port Dalhousie.

Thought To Be Calvin's Boats.

The crew of the schooner Mary, which ran back into the harbor last night for shelter report that a steamer and a barge are lying at anchor in the lea of the Main Ducks. From the description given of the boats it is thought they are the steamer D.D. Calvin and her consort Augusta, which left Cape Vincent at six o'clock on Thursday evening for Charlotte. The Calvin and her consort are the boats which the crew of the Two Brothers reported to have separated on Thursday night. They are safely anchored at the Ducks.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 Nov 1897