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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1897

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T. Clancy is watchman on the steamer North King.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared for Charlotte this morning.

The schooner Kate left for Oswego this morning with a cargo of barley.

The schooner Annandale, light, left for Charlotte this morning to load coal for the K. & P. dock.

The sloop Laura D. reached Richardsons' elevator today with 2,000 bushels of barley from Bay of Quinte ports.

The sloop H.M. Ballou, from Big Bay, with 3,500 bushels of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived in port this morning.

Two hundred sacks of salt were emptied into the hull of the schooner Minnedosa today. Water will also be pumped in to form a brine for preservation of her timbers this winter.

The steamer Hero, after being storm-bound here for fifty-six hours, cleared last night at twelve o'clock for up the bay. She carried a heavy cargo of freight. One week from today she will cease her regular trips, but a day or two before Christmas she will make a run up the bay for the benefit of those who want to do shopping here.

Departure Of The Tug Brown.

After a delay of four days the steel tug William H. Brown left port last evening about four o'clock, bound for Montreal. The pontoons were satisfactorily arranged to raise her hull sufficient to give her free passage through all canals. Capt. Augustus pilots her down. If the tug meets with no accidents from contrary currents, collision with ice, etc., she will reach Montreal about Wednesday morning.

May Have A New Boat.

Capt. Davis has been approached by an eastern capitalist with a scheme to put on a boat between Gananoque, Prescott and Ogdensburg next season. The captain is getting plans from a Kingston firm and looking into the possibilities of making the venture a profitable investment. The eastern man is willing to put money into the scheme.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 26th - Down: schooner Downing, Detroit to Oswego, corn; steamer Roseabell ?, Bay City to Ogdensburg, light; steamer Iona, Thorold to Coteau Landing, cement; steamer Lake Michigan, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The tug Reginald and three barges, coal laden, arrived at Portsmouth today.

The steamer St. Andrew is expected today with wheat for J. Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Loretta Rooney was damaged by fire while lying at the Deseronto wharf on Tuesday morning. The fire brigade extinguished the flames and the loss, about $500, is covered by insurance.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1897