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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1898

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The steambarge Waterlily is expected tonight at Craig's wharf.

The steamer Parsons was floated out of Davis' dry dock this morning.

The steamer Bannockburn entered the government graving dock this morning.

The schooner S.H. Dunn has entered winter quarters in the slip at the foot of William street.

The Fleetwing, which was to have cleared for Oswego yesterday, did not get away until this morning.

The steamer Glengarry cleared this morning for Charlotte to load coal for the M.T. company at this port.

The steamer Persia, from Montreal, and Ocean, from Toronto, are expected at Craig & Co.'s wharf tonight.

The tug Jessie Hall, Montreal, arrived this morning with four light barges, cleared again with six, grain laden.

The tug Active, from Montreal, arrived last night with four light barges, clearing again today with a similar number of grain-laden.

The season of navigation is near a close. Many of the boats have ceased running and others are being taken out of commission daily. The Persia goes down today on her last trip to Montreal; the Ocean will make but one more run, and the Alexandria will on Friday complete her season's work.

p.3 Thousand Island Park, Nov. 14th - The sloop Dolphin, of this place, is ashore a short distance above the light at the foot of Wolfe Island, and will prove a total loss. Her cargo consisted of sawdust for the ice house at this place and she had a deck load of building material for Ira B. Ingersoll. The deck load washed ashore and will be saved and will be brought to the park by another sloop, but the sawdust is lost....


Ready For Launching.

The new steambarge building at Garden Island during the past year is about ready for launching. Her engines and boilers are now under way and will be fitted in place during the coming winter. The new steamer is to be christened the India. Hereafter all the boats built by the Calvin company will be given names ending with the letters "ia"'; India, Parthia, etc. The new steamer will be floated before the ice takes.

Ashore at Coteau.

One of the big boats owned by the Atlantic Transportation company broke away from her moorings at Coteau last night and went ashore. The tug Reginald and a wrecker went to her release this morning. The stranded boat belongs to the line of steamers which have been taken through the St. Lawrence rapids to the seaboard this fall.

Late Afternoon Events - When the steamer Bannockburn was ashore in Lake Huron last week 1,954 bushels of wheat were thrown overboard. The steamer's bottom suffered slight damage.

The steamer John Milne is loading coal screenings at Swift's dock for Smith's Falls. She will complete her cargo and leave today.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Nov 1898