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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1899

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The stack of the tug Glide was raised this morning.

The schooner Kate left for Oswego this morning to load coal.

The schooner Katie Eccles cleared for Oswego last night to load coal.

The schooner Freeman arrived from Oswego today with coal for R. Crawford.

The schooner Acacia, with coal from Oswego, reached Booth & Co.'s yard today.

The steamer James Swift began her regular trips on the Rideau Canal this morning.

The steamer Glengarry and consort arrived from Toledo today with 90,000 bushels of corn.

The steamer John Milne, Smith's Falls to Oswego, light, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf last night.

The schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, coal laden, is discharging at the locomotive work's wharf.

The steamer James Swift arrived from Smith's Falls yesterday and cleared this morning for Ottawa.

The steamer Hamilton, Montreal to Hamilton, will arrive in port on Friday on her first trip of the season.

The schooner Maria Annette, which ran ashore on Charity Shoal last fall, is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Erin, from Detroit, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator today with 60,000 bushels of corn.

The M.T. company's barge Bella entered Davis' dry dock for repairs today, the schooner Marie Annette being released.

The steamers Denver, from Chicago, and Tilley, from Toledo, with corn, left the Welland canal today, bound for this port.

The tug Maggie May and barge landed salt and general merchandise at Rathbun's yard, and cleared for Seeley's Bay yesterday.

The steamer Alexandria, Charlotte to Montreal, touched at Craig & Co.'s wharf last night on her maiden trip of the season.

John Black, mate; G. Elliott, wheelsman; and J. Goodman, watchman of the steamship Algonquin, left for Owen Sound last night to join the steamer.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts Winnipeg and Dunmore, from Toledo, with 175,000 bushels of corn, arrived at the M.T. company's dock today.

Navigation was practically suspended on the river and bay last night by the dense fog. The horn at Three Mile Point (sic) was sounded continually during the night.

A few vessel owners refuse to accept cargoes of coal at the rate of twenty cents a ton, and have allowed their boats to remain at the wharf for some days. From Oswego and Charlotte to Kingston they ask twenty-five cents, but are unable to secure that rate as others are willing to accept what is offered. A captain, who holds out for the higher rate, said yesterday that the owners have themselves to blame. Twenty-five cents would be readily paid if all demanded that rate, and coal merchants say the same.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhouise, May 1st - Passed up: schooner White Oak, Kingston to Huron, light; schooner Vienna, Toronto to Cleveland, light; steamer Orion, Collins Bay to Fort William, light; steamer R.J. Ralph, Oswego to Chicago, coal; barge Harold, Oswego to Chicago, coal.

Down: Steamer Cuba, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo; steamer Bannockburn, barges Winnipeg and Dunmore, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer Erin, Detroit to Kingston, corn; steamer Glengarry, barge Minnedosa, Toledo to Kingston, corn.

Port Colborne, May 1st - Down: Steamer S.L. Tilley, Toledo to Montreal, corn; steamer Denver, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Topeka, Chicago to Prescott, corn.



The annual meeting of the Kingston yacht club was held last evening at which there was a large representation of members. Commodore Richardson presided, and in an interesting address reviewed the events of the past year, and complimented the members on the success the club is enjoying. Treasurer W.C. Kent presented the financial statement showing a credit balance of $135, with assets amounting to $1,000. This is the most favorable financial report yet presented to the club. A general discussion was held over routine business, and it was decided to refurnish the club rooms with new carpets and some pieces of furniture.

A regatta committee, consisting of Messrs. F. Strange, A. Dalton, J. Conway and J. Mowat, was appointed to draw up a schedule of club races, to include yachts, skiffs and canoes, and to provide suitable trophies. A committee was also selected to consider the question of purchasing a war canoe for general use by the club. Several new names have been recently added to the membership list which now stands at 215.

These officers were unanimously elected: Commodore, Dr. A. Black; vice-commodore, Capt. W. Bruce Carruthers; rear commodore, J.H. Macnee; secretary, T.J. Rigney; treasurer, J.E. Cunningham; committee, F. Strange, H.W. Richardson, R. Easton Burns, W.C. Kent and Sandford Calvin. Ex-commodore Richardson, ex-secretary J.H. Macnee, and ex-treasurer W.C. Kent were nominated for re-election, but all declined the honor.

The yacht club is now in a strong condition both to numbers and finances.

Yacht Club Items.

The first weekly dance for the season tomorrow evening.

The club runs a moonlight excursion in the early part of next month.

In the new officers the club has an executive of practical yachtsmen.

The proposition to add another story to the club house has been dropped for the present.

Mudie & Mowat, in behalf of Mrs. Cameron, have asked the club to cooperate in improving the dock near the club entrance. As the improvements would not interfere with their right of way, the members will not take action.

Several new yachts will appear at the club this summer. Capt. Ogilvie and J.B. Carruthers will have two new twenty-seven footers from Montreal, and James Conway will also have a new craft.

Deseronto, May 1st - ...The steamer Alexandria called here Friday afternoon on her way to Rochester, it being her first trip of the season. The steamer Varuna made her first trip from Trenton to Picton and return on Wednesday....The steamer North King called here Sunday on her first trip....

p.8 Gone On Her Route - The steamer Valeria has begun her regular trips on the Gananoque-Clayton route. Her owner, Capt. Joseph Dix has had her put in first class shape and hopes, with his efficient staff, to add to the comfort and convenience of his many patrons. The boat is under charter of the Deseronto navigation company, of which L.T. Dougherty is agent. Officers are: Capt. Joseph Dix, master; Capt. R.H. Cook, mate, and Thomas Simmons, engineer.

Incidents of the Day - The tug John Spratt arrived from Ottawa this afternoon to assist the tug Macdonald in taking the government dredge down the river.

The sloop Maggie L. reached port this afternoon with peas from bay of Quinte ports.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 May 1899