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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1898

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The tug Active has received a new concave rudder.

The steamer Hamilton on her way to Montreal was four hours late in reaching here last evening.

The local grain shovellers have enjoyed a season of rest, owing to the detention of boats caused by the break in the lower canal.

Clearances - Tug Thomson, Montreal, five barges with 108,000 bushels of grain; S.S. Bannockburn, upper lakes, light; sloop Two Brothers, Dexter, N.Y., pulp wood.

Arrivals: Steamer Glengarry and consort Minnedosa, Fort William, 75,000 bushels wheat; steamer Samoa, Chicago, 44,000 bushels corn; tug Thomson, Montreal, four light barges; tug Walker, Montreal, four barges; schooner Acacia, Oswego, coal.

The night office provided for the customs house officer at this port is by no means a credit to the department. Being located in the southern end of the G.T.R. freight sheds its position is very inconvenient and out of the way. Masters of ships have said that it is the worst office building between Montreal and Duluth. A more central building would better suit those having dealings with it. A room adjoining the "Sailors' Rest" would be better adapted for the work, or a corner in the examining warehouse. Entrance to the present office is also made difficult by a quantity of machinery, etc., on the platform of the freight sheds.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 28th - Down: Steamer Tillie Smith, Wawanosh, Prussia, Golden Valley to Prescott, timber; steamer Algonquin, Chicago to Kingston, corn; schooner St. Louis, Portage Entry to Toronto, stone.

Port Dalhousie, June 28th - Down: Steamer Nicaragua, Duluth to Prescott, wheat; steamer Samoa, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Tillie Smith, Wawanosh, Prussia, Golden Valley to Prescott, timber; steamer F.H. Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner Wawanosh struck some obstruction while being towed out of Port Dalhousie harbor last evening, filled rapidly and became waterlogged. She was towed back and her deckload is being removed. She had a cargo of pine timber for Prescott. The vessel will be pumped out and will go into Muir's dry dock there.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1898