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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1898

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The tugs James A. Walker, Glide and D.G. Thomson were inspected by steamboat inspector Thompson today.

H. Thurston, supervising engineer for the M.T. company and formerly chief engineer of the S.S. Rosemount, has been appointed mechanical engineer for the company with a supervision over the machinery of the fleet and of the new elevator. His duties will keep him on shore. Mr. Thurston is a competent engineer and is noted for his accuracy and carefulness.

The Kingston ice yacht club held its final meeting for this season last evening with a good attendance. The pennants won during the winter were presented to the winners by Commodore S. Calvin, Slippery Jack, owned by E.C. Gildersleeve, securing the pennant in the first class; Whistlewing, W.C. Kent, in the second class, and Starlight, C.G. Rothwell, in the third class. Commodore Calvin formerly presented the Calvin-Macnee trophy to the club. The question of changing the classification of the yachts was discussed at some length, and the club decided to still retain the three classes, but placed the limit of the first class to 325 feet; second class above that and under 400 feet; third class over 400 feet.

Incidents of the Day - There are almost 200 men engaged at the work of repairing the steamer Rosedale.

p.5 Drowned in Lake Erie - Buffalo, April 7th - Angus McPhee, twenty-two years old, Rhody Costello, twenty years old, and Thomas Stack, twenty years old, was drowned at an early hour yesterday morning yesterday morning off Stony Point, on Lake Erie, by the sinking of the dredge Brian Born (Boru ?). A heavy gale was blowing at the time and the dredge sprang a leak. Before she could be towed to shallow water she foundered. Four other members of the crew were rescued.

p.7 Along Pleasant Rideau - an historic waterway of natural beauty - 2 1/2 columns of flowery description by Mrs. Mary Hasbrouck. [Toronto Globe]

p.8 General Paragraphs - The schooner Kate Eccles discharged a cargo of peas at Mooers' elevator today.

James Devlin, jr., of this city, has been appointed purser of the R. & O. N. company's steamer Bohemian.

April 8, 1898

not published - Easter

April 9, 1898

p.2 The following officers will command Hepburn's fleet of Picton this season: steamers Alexandria, Capt. A.B. Smith; engineer, C. McWilliams; Empress, Capt. G. O'Brien; engineer, M. Tetro; Aberdeen, Capt. M. Heffernan, engineer, F. Thereauld; Water Lily, Capt. M. Hicks, engineer, G. Gowan; schooner Rob Roy, Capt. H. Peron.

The steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa arrived from Charlotte, yesterday morning, with 2,770 tons of coal for the M.T. company.

p.8 General Paragraphs - Henderson brothers' steam yacht Mary was launched this morning.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort left for Toronto this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Apr 1898