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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1898

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The steamer Columbia left for the upper lakes last night.

The steamer Ocean touched at Craig's wharf this morning.

The schooner Two Brothers sails for Oswego this evening for a cargo of coal.

The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego last night with 200 tons of coal for R. Crawford.

The forward section of the United States revenue cutter Gresham, sunk at Ogdensburg, has not been raised yet.

The steamer John Rugee discharged her cargo of corn at the M.T. company's elevator today and clears for the upper lakes tonight.

The sloops Laura D. and Pilot and schooner Singapore with oats from Bay of Quinte ports discharged at Richardson's elevator today.

On Wednesday next the steamers Bohemian and Spartan, of the R. & O. navigation company's western fleet, commence their season's work between Montreal and Toronto.

A Marine Law Suit.

Harvey Goulder, Cleveland, the most eminent marine lawyer of the great lakes, arrived in the city last evening. He is here to obtain testimony in connection with a law suit entered by one of the marine insurance companies against Mr. Fairgraves Hamilton, owner of the steamer Arabian. A couple of years ago the schooner Minnedosa was severely twisted and strained through the breaking of a lock gate in the Welland Canal by the steamer Arabian. The current caused by the inrush of water threw the Minnedosa broadside against a corner of the stonework, doing considerable damage to her. The insurance company is now suing the owner of the Arabian to recover the insurance money.

Mariners Want It Removed.

Mariners would like to see the board of trade take up the matter of having Cataraqui swing bridge removed to a more convenient location. Through B.M. Britton, the board should urge the government to act in the matter. If the gate remains where it is accidents are sure to happen under the existing conditions. The swing bridge as it stands leaves a space almost too narrow for convenient navigation.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 25th - Down: Steamer Germanic, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Andrews, Fort William to Kingston, wheat.

Port Dalhousie, May 25th - Down: Steamer Viking, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Vinland, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Nipigon, Chassel to Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Melbourne, Beraga to Ogdensburg, lumber; barge Smith, Bargara (sic) to Ogdensburg, lumber.

p.8 The schooner Oliver Mitchell has been sold by Miss Antoinette Demass, Detroit, to Captain Murney Ackerman, who resides near Watertown. The schooner has brought many cargoes to this port.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 May 1898