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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Mar 1898

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The new steamer New York, now building at Buffalo to be run as one of the daily line steamers from Clayton to Montreal in connection with the New York Central & Hudson River railroad on the American line of the Folger system, will be a model of taste and completeness.

D.E. Morgan, who supplied the furnishings for the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, have secured the contract for furnishing this steamer. The style selected is Empire, the ideas being carefully out in every detail. The carpets, unholstering, curtains, and even the chairs will be in delicate green, all blending harmoniously and forming the most satisfying contrast with the decorative white and gold wood work. The empire wreath is tastefully cut on each light of plate glass in the saloon. The china, which is supplied by Messrs. Shaw & Co., of New York, bears upon each piece an attractive hand decoration consisting of the name of the steamer and an American ensign.

The extensive kitchen equipment, ranges, carving table, tea and coffee urns will be furnished by Bramhill, Deane & Co., New York.

The electric light equipment will be provided by the Eddy manufacturing company. The luxurious equipment of this handsome boat will cost alone $50,000, and be a revelation to tourists on the St. Lawrence river route this season. She and her companion ship, the Empire State, will supply daily service down the rapids to Montreal. [Watertown Times]

p.2 In Favor of a Regatta - ex-alderman thinks it will be a boost to the city; would attract at least forty yachts and about three hundred associated people.

To Have A Regatta - Frank Gray, secretary of the lake yacht racing association, has written to Commodre Strange about holding a circuit race, or a two weeks' regatta at one place this season.



James Oliver has purchased the sloop Pilot from his brother William.

The new steel barge Brighton will be launched from the locomotive works dock next week.

Since the new elevators have been erected the floating elevators will appear as relics of antiquity.

Capt. Malcolmson, Port Hope, is in the city. He will begin fitting up the schooner Singapore at once.

Mariners as well as landsmen point out the necessity of having an electric light erected at the dry dock.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes will leave for the Bay of Fundy as soon as the St. Lawrence canals open.

On Wednesday night the sloop Maggie L. was frozen in on the Bay of Quinte. The ice formed very rapidly.

The sloop Maggie L., with 3,000 bushels of wheat for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived from Amherst Island last evening.

All the barges of the K. & M. forwarding company at Portsmouth have been painted and are in A-1 condition for the season's work.

Capt. McMaster, of the schooner Annandale, arrived from Port Hope last evening to begin fitting up his craft for the season's business.

Considerable freight is being handled by the Cape Vincent steamer these days. The passenger traffic is light, but large freight shipments more than compensate for this.

The steamer Coaster arrived from Cape Vincent yesterday and is stationed above Cataraqui bridge. Extensive repairs will be done to her. The deck will be raised two feet and an addition made to the hull.

Workmen are employed in fitting out the schooner S.H. Dunn. She will leave for Port Dalhousie two or three days prior to the opening of the Welland canal. She goes to Toledo to load timber for Garden Island.

The steamers Pickands, Germanic, Rube Richards, Toltec, W.P. Ketcham and consorts Clint, Hutcheson, M. Richards and Miztec have been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at three and a half cents.

The First Arrival - Alpena, Mich., March 25th - The passenger steamer Pilgrim has arrived from Detroit, the first boat of the season. She had no trouble with the ice and reports but little ice on Lake Huron.

Made The Start Today - The steamer Hero steamed out from Swift's wharf a few minutes before twelve o'clock this morning, on her first trip this season. She headed for the Bay of Quinte under full steam power and with flags flying from her fore and after staffs. She is the Hero of former seasons.

March 26, 1898

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The new barge built in the M.T. company's shipyard will be named the Kingston. She will be launched next week.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Mar 1898