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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1897

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p.1 The farmers around Brakey's Bay, foot of Wolfe Island, drew with horses in eighteen hours, 4,268 bushels of grain to the sloop Maggie L., being the third cargo from the same place this fall, and footing up to the snug total of 12,600 bushels, consisting of peas, wheat and oats, consigned by twelve farmers.



The S.S. Bannockburn cleared for Fort William this morning alone.

The schooner Acacia left last night to spend the winter at Waupoose.

The sloop Dandy cleared for Washburn yesterday with 1,500 bushels of wheat.

The sloop Laura D. loaded 2,500 bushels of wheat at Richardson's elevator yesterday for Glenora.

The K. & M. F. Co. has three barges and two tugs engaged in carrying coal between Charlotte and Prescott.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consort Minnedosa, with 125,000 bushels of wheat, arrived from Fort William last night.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared last night for Oswego to load coal for Swift & Co. It will be her last trip this season.

Yesterday the tug Proctor, with two barges owned by the K. & M. F. Co., cleared for Oswego to load coal for Montreal.

The schooner Maggie L. arrived in port yesterday from Wolfe Island with 4,000 bushels of peas and wheat for J. Richardson & Sons.

The propeller Lake Michigan touched at Swift's wharf last evening bound up. Her captain thought it would be the last trip of the season.

It is said the steamer International will not go to Kingston this fall for repairs, but will be continued on the Prescott-Ogdensburg ferry during the winter.

The tug W.H. Brown was floated in the dry dock yesterday. It was found the four pontoons buoyed her up to a draft of less than eight feet of water. One of the pontoons leaked, necessitating the emptying of the dock until repairs were made. The Brown expected to clear today.

The S.S. Bannockburn reached port last evening, when the harbor was enshrouded in darkness. It was purposely reported that she was to discharge her cargo at Mooers elevator, but in the darkness the pilot evidently failed to see the new elevator, for the steamer rounded up at her old quarters at the foot of Queen street, probably from force of habit. An electric light on the topmost peak of the Mooers elevator would not be amiss.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 22nd - Down: steamer Bannockburn, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; barge Minnedosa, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer Pueblo, Milwaukee to Oswego, barley; steamer A. McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; schooner F.C. Leighton, Detroit to Ogdensburg, wheat; steamer Cuba, Detroit to Montreal, general cargo.

Port Colborne, Nov. 22nd - Down: steamer Cuba, Detroit to Montreal, general cargo.

Steamer Hamilton Ashore.

The Richelieu & Ontario Co.'s steamer Hamilton ran ashore at Nigger Island on Sunday morning. She was going at her average rate of speed, and the slope from the island being somewhat steep, she ran her bow out some distance. The lead-line from her stern measured thirteen feet. The tug Rescue, from Deseronto, went to her relief, and although much of the Hamilton's freight was removed from bow to stern the tug could not pull her off. Word was sent to Kingston and the steamer Parthia, of the Calvin Co., left yesterday afternoon for the scene. Nigger Island lies a few miles above Belleville.

This morning the steamer was successfully floated by the skilful wreckers of the Calvin company and the company's steamer Parthia. The Hamilton sustained very little damage and proceeded on her way.

p.6 Capt. T.J. Craig returned home on Sunday after delivering the steamer Paul Smith at Montreal.

The steamer Iona, bound for Thorold to load cement for the Soulanges canal, passed up yesterday. John Cherry, Barriefield, pilots the steamer on the round trip between here and Coteau Landing.

Snips - The schooner Two Brothers is discharging grain at Oswego and will load coal for this port.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Nov 1897