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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1898

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The steamer Persia last evening landed a consignment of fifty bicycles for J.H. Mills. They form part of a Toronto bankrupt stock and will be sold by auction.

The first detachment of the fleet of lake schooners or barges, bound for New York, arrived at Quebec in tow of the steamers G.T. Colwell and Aragon. The latter had her bottom injured in the rapids and will go into dry dock for repairs.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Oct. 19th - Down: steamer Black Rock, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; steamer Garden City and barge, Bay City to Ogdensburg, lumber; steamer D.D. Calvin and barge, Two Harbors to Deseronto, iron ore; steamer Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; barges Metacomet, R. Hallaran, Buffalo to New York, light.

p.3 Is Still In Charlotte - The schooner Eliza Fisher, overdue here several days, is in Charlotte. She left that port for Kingston seven times, being forced to turn back as many, owing to the heavy seas. In one attempt to come across the schooner's forward canvas was carried away.



The steamer Rosemount and consorts Selkirk and Melrose experienced rough weather this week while crossing Lake Huron. They met a heavy gale which tore away the consorts from the steamer. Left to shift for themselves those aboard the schooners did their utmost to bring their crafts to anchorage. After being missing for a couple of days word was received from the schooners. The Selkirk was located at Thunder Bay, adjacent to Alpena, Mich. Her signals of distress brought a tug to her rescue and she was towed into Alpena harbor, where it was found she had three feet of water in her hold and was minus her rudder. She received hard usage from both wind and water. The greater portion of her cargo, 60,000 bushels of wheat, will be damaged.

The schooner Melrose was located under the lee of Middle Island and is reported to be in a comparatively sound condition. The Rosemount managed to put back to Detour, where she remained during the storm, leaving today to pick up her consorts. Capt. Gaskin went up to Alpena today.

Will Be Here Monday.

While in Ottawa yesterday B.M. Britton, M.P., arranged with Col. Anderson, chief engineer of the marine and fisheries department, to visit Kingston and consult with mariners and others in regard to the marking of the channel from Snake Island into the harbor, as well as to the buoying of the harbor next year. It is the purpose of the department to rebuild Snake Island lighthouse, and as there is a difference of opinion as to the north and south channels past the island, Col. Anderson wants to get the best views and act accordingly. He will be here on Monday afternoon. Mr. Britton has written mayor Livingston regarding the conference, and asked him to have the harbor committee arrange a meeting place and secure the attendance of interested parties.

p.5 Collins Bay Clippings - The Collins Bay Rafting company have taken their boats and pontoons down to raise the span of the Cornwall bridge.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Hamilton, Montreal to Hamilton, touched at Swift's wharf today.

The steamer Richelieu resumed regular trips between the city and Cape Vincent today. During the coming winter the company will add extensive improvements to her machinery, making her one of the fastest steamers on the river.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Oct 1898