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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1899

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p.2 A Capable Manager - Capt. Craig was in Ogdensburg, N.Y., the other day arranging for an excursion here on May 24th. The steamer Columbian will bring up a large crowd on that date. Referring to him, the Ogdensburg News says: "Capt. T.J. Craig, of Kingston, was in the city with George H. Phillips, general travelling passenger agent of the R. & O. line here. Capt. Craig is now in charge of the company's Thousand Island business. He is a capable man and well qualified to handle his portion of the business." True words, every one of them. The captain says that the Canadian line is fully prepared to make things hum this season, and river traffic will undoubtedly be very lively.

April 5, 1899

p.1 Capt. M. Shaw, Brighton, arrived in the city today to fit out the schooner Fleetwing for the approaching season.

News of the World - The lamps in the lighthouse at the entrance to Oswego harbor were lighted for the first time this season on Sunday night.


Getting Ready for Sailing.

Capt. Savage is fitting out his schooner, Annie Minnes.

Capt. J.H. Smith is getting his schooner H.M. Ballou ready for business.

The work of fitting out the schooner D. Freeman began yesterday at Belleville.

The schooner Eliza Fisher, owned by Mrs. S. Kyle, Belleville, is on the market for sale. The schooner Echo, Capt. Fagin, hauled out for extensive repairs, was launched yesterday at Belleville.

p.6 The steamer Argyle, formerly the Empress of India, will be put on the Oswego-Kingston route this summer.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Apr 1899