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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Apr 1899

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The crew of the tug Jessie Hall reached the city today.

The canvas was stretched on the sloop Minnie yesterday.

The sloop Pilot is receiving a fresh coat of green paint.

Today the tug Maggie May received her spring painting.

Capt. Colbin arrived from Port Dalhousie this morning to take charge of the lake barge Selkirk.

Capt. Glass of Sarnia, in the city for some time, is fitting out the steambarge Armenia, in which he has an interest. She will be taken to upper lakes to trade thereon.

The honor of being the first steam craft to go down the St. Lawrence during the present season belongs to the steambarge Ringleader, of Alexandria Bay, which arrived in Brockville on Monday.

The steamer Pierrepont reached Garden Island yesterday without much difficulty, the most solid body of ice being found near this shore. She took a circular course out towards the Myles shoal, and made the round trip in less than three hours, waiting some time at Garden Island for the Cape Vincent passengers.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Apr 1899