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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1899

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The dredge at work at Belleville has been ordered to Deseronto.

The S.S. Bannockburn and consorts will reach Fort William tomorrow.

The steamer Samoa was discharged at the Prescott elevator yesterday.

The tug Active arrived this morning with four light barges from Montreal .

The tug Parthia left Garden Island yesterday with raft No. 2 for Quebec.

The steamer Alexandria, en route for Montreal, called at Craig's wharf last evening.

The schooner Acacia with coal from Oswego arrived at Booth & Co.'s dock this afternoon.

The schooner Freeman, discharging at the Grove Inn dock, cleared for Charlotte last evening.

The M.T. company's barge Glengarry is in Davis' dry dock, receiving new planks in her bow.

New topmasts will be placed in the schooner W.Y. Emery, after which she will enter in the local coal trade.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts from Fort William passed Port Colborne last evening and will arrive here tomorrow.

The schooner Ella Murton, from Hamilton, unloaded 10,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company's elevator today and cleared again for lake ports.

Arrived at Richardsons' elevator: sloop Madcap, bay ports, 1,500 bushels oats; schooner Pilot, 2,000 bushels buckwheat; schooner Eliza White, Brighton, 6,000 bushels of wheat. Cleared: sloop Madcap and schooner Pilot for bay ports; barges Elis (Elia ?) and Fannie, buckwheat and oats for Montreal.

Capt. E. Charles returned from Picton yesterday, where he was engaged in overhauling the steamer Eurydice. The steamer has been given an extensive overhauling, her whole upper works being practically new. Being prepared for wrecking purposes needless cabins and rooms have been removed, giving plenty of working space on the decks. She will be launched at Picton in a few days.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, May 8th - Passed up: schooner T.R. Merritt, Hamilton to Cleveland, light; steamer Cuba, Montreal to Cleveland, general cargo; steamer Saturn, barges Muskoka and Waubushene, Collins Bay to Cleveland, light; steamer Persia, Montreal to St. Catharines, general cargo.

Port Colborne, May 8th - Passed up: schr. T.R. Merritt, Hamilton to Cleveland, light; steamer Cuba, Montreal to Cleveland, general cargo.

Down: steamer Rosemount and barges, Chicago to Kingston, oats and corn.

p.6 Deseronto, May 8th - The government dredge Queen arrived here today and will start work tomorrow at the Iron Furnace company's dock to make water deeper in order to allow some large iron ore vessels in, which are expected soon from the upper lakes.....The tug Rescue broke her wheel today and went into dry dock. The steamer Armenia has taken her place.

p.8 Damaged By Water - Capt. Donnelly returned last night from Prescott, where he surveyed the damaged grain in the hold of the steamer Samoa. Corn to the extent of 316 bushels was damaged, for which the vessel owners will pay, the water having got into the hold through hatches.

Incidents of the Day.

The sloop Two Brothers sailed today for Cape Vincent.

The steamer Bothnia and consort Valencia, timber laden from Toronto, arrived this afternoon at Garden Island.

The steamer Columbian will carry an excursion from Rochester and Oswego, on the 24th May inst. to this port.

The schooner Sligo, of Windsor, loaded with salt for Owen Sound, ran aground on Jackson shoal, about eight miles from Lion's Head, Ont., this morning.

The steamer Sir L. Tilley is ashore in Lachine lake, and Capt. Donnelly, representing the insurance companies interested, has gone down to look after her. She will be released and docked at Montreal.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 May 1899