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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1898

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The tug Reginald arrived from Montreal last evening with six light barges.

The steamer Armenia and one consort left Garden Island for the upper lakes last evening.

The steamer Iona cleared from Portsmouth for Toledo this morning to load wheat for Chicago.

The steamer Niko and consorts Churchill and Tasmania left port this morning bound for the west.

The tug Bronson arrived up the river with two light barges, and left for Montreal today with six barges, grain-laden.

The government has refused the request of marine men to have the canals closed at six o'clock on Sunday morning and opened again at nine in the evening.

The schooner Two Brothers, Capt. M. Patterson, discharged a cargo of coal at Garden Island today and will clear for Charlotte this evening to load coal for Booth & Co.

The steamer Alexandria touched here on her way to Montreal last night. She had on board a Devon bull, weighing 2,460 pounds, and thirty-eight horses on their way to England. They were shipped by J. Fitzgerald and John Bongood, Picton.

On Saturday the harbor master and superintendent of the water works department found that the barge Stuart had dropped her anchor over the intake pipe of the water works power house with the chain wound around the middle pier. The danger in this is readily seen, and the captain was ordered to shift his position. The fault does not rest against the captain of the Stuart, but against the captain of one of the Montreal transportation company's tugs, who towed the barge out to her moorings. Last year an M.T. company's tug committed a similar offence. All local mariners are, or should be acquainted with the by-law, which prohibits boats anchoring within three hundred yards from shore, or within one hundred yards on either side of the intake pipe.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 2nd - Down: steamer Glengarry, Toledo to Kingston, corn; barge Minnedosa, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Argo, Chicago to Kingston, corn; D.D. Calvin and barges, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

Port Dalhousie, May 2nd - Down: steamer Erin, Port Huron to Prescott, rye; barge Danforth, Toledo to Prescott, corn; steamer Runnels, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Martin, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Canisteo, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Niagara, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Business, Toledo to Prescott, corn.


Regular Annual Meeting Held At The Club Rooms.

The Kingston yacht club held its annual meeting at headquarters last evening, the best since the club's inauguration. The members turned out in large numbers and manifested a keen interest in matters touching the welfare of the club. Commodore Strange occupied the chair, and in speaking gave an excellent address, in which he reviewed the past movements of the organization, pointing out advances made and suggesting several improvements which might be undertaken. The club had been gifted with an honor in supplying the president for the Lake yacht racing association for the current year.

The secretary, J.H. Macnee, after reading the minutes of last annual meeting, gave his annual report, which placed the membership of the club at 186, with nine new applications. W.C. Kent, (unreadable) the financial statement for the year, showing a small balance on hand. He also read a statement of assets and liabilities showing the club to have $900 assets without a dollar in liabilities. These reports were received with hearty approval. A vote of thanks was extended to Sandford Calvin and H.A. Calvin for gifts, etc., to the club.

The election of officers resulted: Commodore, H.W. Richardson; vice-commodore, Dr. Black; rear commodore, Capt. W.B.M. Carruthers; secretary, J.H. Macnee (re-elected); treasurer, W.C. Kent (re-elected); executive committee, J.A. Minnes, jr., ex-commodore, F. Strange, R. Easton Burns, G.H. Smythe, J.E. Cunningham together with the foregoing officers, auditors, R.E. Burns and R.J. Hooper. A lengthy discussion followed on the proposed week's regatta.

That a week's regatta should be held in Kingston harbor this summer is the unanimous wish of the local yacht club, and the discussion which followed the proposition at the last night's meeting gave evidence of general approval. To successfully conduct the rendezvous, the club will require between $800 and $1,000, for a portion of which the citizens will be appealed to. The amount in itself is a trifle, when the benefits to the city accruing from the week's regatta are understood. Such an event means the drawing of forty or more boats to the city, with an average crew of five men each, the boats being sailed by wealthy men. Spending a week here, these men must live, and probably the merchants might receive a small patronage. Besides, such an event will also draw large excursions here. The benefits will not be limited to those of a pecuniary character, for it will afford an excellent means of advertising the limestone city, with its unequalled scenic environments, and unexcelled beauty. The Members have the support of the L.Y.R.A. and of most yachting men, who recognize the advantages Kingston harbor offers for sailing, and citizens and merchants will be looked to for support to advance the interests of this healthful and pleasant sport.

p.6 Snips - The schooner Fleetwing is loading lumber at the spile dock. She will leave tomorrow for Oswego, where, after discharging her cargo of lumber, she will load coal for J. Swift & Co.

Capt. Coons left by the train last night to relieve Capt. Malone, of the steamer D.D. Calvin. Mrs. Malone is very ill.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1898