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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1898

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The schooner Oliver Mowat sailed for Oswego yesterday to load coal.

The schooner Annie Falconer is lying at the mutual wharf awaiting orders.

The schooner S.H. Dunn from Toledo is unloading timber at Garden Island.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Oswego this afternoon to load coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Two Brothers left for Oswego yesterday to load coal for Booth & Co.

The steamer Corsican, Toronto, touched at this port this morning on her way to Montreal.

The steamer Orion discharged her cargo at Richardsons' elevator today and cleared for Chicago.

The propeller Myles arrived at the M.T. company's dock with 42,000 bushels of corn from Chicago.

The tug Reginald left Portsmouth last night for Montreal with barges containing 110,000 bushels of corn.

The steamer Parthia arrived from Montreal today with two barges to load 52,000 bushels of corn at Mooers' elevator.

The steamer Sir L. Tilley from Fort William with 40,700 bushels of wheat for the M.T. company arrived in port last evening.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consorts Ceylon and Augustus, with timber from Elk Rapids, arrived at Garden Island last evening.

The steamer King Ben arrived from Montreal last evening with general merchandise, and left for Belleville this afternoon to load grain for Montreal.

Repairs to the steamer Rosedale have so far advanced that the officers of the boat have taken up residence aboard her. It is expected she will leave the dock on or about the 15th inst.

The schooners Kate Eccles, Kate, Annie Minnes, Echo and sloops Maggie L., Two Brothers and Laura D. were unloaded at Richardsons' elevator yesterday and left for several nearby ports to re-load for Richardson.

The schooner Singapore, from Wellington, with 11,000 bushels of peas and buckwheat; sloops Madcap and Monitor, from Bay of Quinte ports, with 3,500 bushels of peas and oats, are the arrivals at Richardsons' elevator.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 1st - Down: Steamer Ketcham, Chicago to Prescott, corn; barge Owen, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Dalhousie, June 1st - Down: Schooner Case, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Myles, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Curtis, barges Reid and Holland, Byng Inlet to Oswego, lumber; steamer Topeka, Chicago to Oswego, corn; steamer Tilley, Fort William to Montreal, wheat.


The Steamer Spartan.

The Richelieu and Ontario navigation company's steamer Spartan touched at Swift's wharf this afternoon on her initial trip this season, bound for Toronto. During the winter several improvements were added to the staunch steamer, and in fitting out this spring she was given a thorough painting outside and inside. New carpets were laid in the staterooms and other additions made to her equipment. The same genial officers who commanded her last season are again on board. They are: Captain, H.P. Grange; mate, John Bushell; purser, W.R. Tandy; steward, F.M. Hepburn; engineer, E.J. Taylor; porter, F. Quinn; wine clerk, P. Hunt; stewardess, Miss Nellie Andrews.

The steamer James Swift left for Ottawa this morning with a large load of general merchandise, chiefly salt.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Jun 1898