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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1898

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p.1 Body Washed Ashore at Point Petre - near lighthouse; officials from M.T. Co. were not notified. [Picton Times]



The steamer Alexandria was expected in port today.

The steamer Glengarry is unloading coal at the M.T. company's wharf.

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

The barge Dandy left Richardsons' yesterday with wheat for Smith's Falls.

The schooner Fleetwing is at Swift's wharf with a cargo of coal from Oswego.

The schooner Falconer arrived yesterday at Craig's wharf with coal from Sodus Point.

The schooner Maggie L. cleared yesterday afternoon with a cargo of wheat for Glenora.

The sloop Madcap arrived last night from Picton, with coal for Richardson & Sons. She made a remarkably fast run down.

p.6 A Settlement Secured - from insurance companies over str. Sophy, burned at Kingston foundry wharf, owned by Henderson Bros.; Capt. T. Taylor and Capt. Thomas Donnelly, government steamboat inspectors, were arbitrators.

Rushed With Business.

Hepburn's marine railway has been rushed since September, over fifty men working at the ship-yard with an additional large number of hands working in the mill getting out material, and additional hands in the iron working department. The Lake Ontario navigation company, on the advice of John Tait, foreman of Hepburn's ship-building yard, decided to abandon the hull of the Empress and a new composite steamer has been constructed on fine lines about 200 feet keel and possibly fifteen feet more over all, with steel engine frame and keelsons as well as steel bilges running whole length of steamer. With new cabins of the latest design, dining room on the main deck finished in oak, cherry and mahogany and lighted by over 200 electric lights, this steamer will be thoroughly up-to-date, with a speed of seventeen miles an hour guaranteed. We venture to predict that this boat, built and designed by Bay of Quinte mechanics, will compare favorably with the output of the larger city. Her owners are to be congratulated. We will give further particulars in the spring when the boat is completed. She is expected to be ready to go on her route by June, and will ply out of Toronto. [Picton Gazette]

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Nov 1898