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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1899

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The sloops Minnie and Maggie L. cleared for bay ports yesterday.

The propeller Melbourne, from Montreal, passed up last evening.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Belleville this morning to load grain.

The M.T. company's barge Acadia (Acacia ?) was released from Davis' dry dock this morning.

The sloop Two Brothers, with grain from bay ports, arrived at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug Active arrived last night with two barges from Montreal and cleared for the same port today with four grain-laden barges.

Yesterday the tug Selley, built for W.A. Denesha, Morrisburg, was floated at Davis' shipbuilding works. She will be ready for service in a few weeks.

The schooner Annie Falconer arrived from Oswego last night with coal for R. Crawford. On the way across two of her jibs were carried away in a gale of wind.

Measure Will Be Opposed.

The Winnipeg and Montreal corn exchange boards have adopted resolutions in favor of American freight steamers trading between Canadian ports, and will submit such report to the dominion government. This action is anything but agreeable to shipping companies and vessel owners on this side of the border, and a strong protest will be entered. The marine section of the Toronto board of trade has already adopted a strong resolution opposing such a measure on the grounds that the granting of such a privilege would have a bad effect on the present carrying trade of Canada, and upon the investments - shipping interests; also it would be injurious to the shipbuilding industry of this country, and would prevent an increased tonnage in course of preparation for the opening of the improved Canadian waterways. A meeting of the council of the board of trade was called for this afternoon to consider the matter. The American law strictly prohibits any such concessions to Canadian boats.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, May 4th - Up: steamer D.D. Calvin, barges Ceylon and Augustus, Kingston to Two Harbors, light; schooner Emerald, Toronto to Courtwright, light; schooner A.L. Andrews, Ogdensburg to Buffalo, light.

Port Colborne, May 4th - Up: steamer Erin, Kingston to Cleveland, light; schooner S.H. Dunn, Kingston to Toledo.

Down: steamer Samoa, Chicago to Prescott, corn. The underwriters have concluded to elevate the balance of dry grain from the Iron Age here and send the steamer to Port Dalhousie to be docked for repairs. What damaged corn there is will likely be taken to Prescott and the steamer will then return and reload her cargo from Port Colborne elevator.

p.6 The Sale Postponed - of Davis yacht built for Rev. ? for use in Palestine.

Want $2,000 Damages - It will be remembered that last summer while the steamer New York was running the Galops rapids she met with a slight accident through one of her paddle wheels partly collapsing. The owners estimated the damage at $2,000 and asked the insurance company, holding the risk on the steamer, to make good the loss sustained. So far the company has not responded to the demand. Last week the company had a representative in the city making enquiries touching the accident.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1899