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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1899

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The Annual Meeting Of The St. Lawrence River Steamboat Company will be held at the Office of the said Company the first Monday in June (June 5th), 1899, at 9 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of electing Directors and transacting general business.

May 11, 1899. A.M. MACDONALD, Secretary.


Topmasts have been raised on the schooner W.Y. Emery.

The schooner Kate cleared for Charlotte this morning to load coal.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Charlotte this morning to load coal.

The schooner Katie Eccles cleared this morning for bay ports to load grain.

The schooner W.Y. Emery cleared for Oswego today to load coal for this port.

The schooner Acacia cleared for Charlotte last evening to load coal for this port.

The schooner Echo, discharged at the Grove Inn dock, cleared for bay ports today.

The tug Bronson with a tow of seven light barges arrived up from Montreal today.

The steamer Empire State, of the White Squadron, will be held as a spare boat this season.

The M.T. company's barge Toronto left Davis' drydock today after receiving general repairs.

The sloop Laura D. loaded corn at Richardsons' elevator this morning and cleared for Belleville.

The steamer Alberta, with a cargo of general merchandise from Montreal, arrived in port last night.

The steamer Bothnia and consort Valencia left Garden Island last evening for Toronto to load timber.

Painters are at work on the steamer New York. The crew is also engaged in preparing her for the season's work.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived from Toledo last evening with 20,000 bushels of corn consigned to James Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Burton, injured at the hosiery mill dock last fall, is lying at the marine graveyard above Cataraqui bridge.

Vesselmen are still receiving twenty cents for coal from American ports on Lake Ontario to the city and are glad to get that rate.

The steamer Empire State, of the Ogdensburg-Toledo line, from Toledo to Ogdensburg, lightered 25,000 bushels of corn at the M.T. company's elevator this morning.

The Donnelly wrecking and salvage company will try a new method when raising the tug James A. Walker. The plan followed will be similar to that resorted to when an immense batch of anchors were removed from the river near Quebec some years ago.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 11th - Down: steamer Niagara, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Elfinmere, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Up: steamer Clinton and barge, Toronto to Toledo, light.

Port Dalhousie, May 11th - Down: steamer Iron Duke, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Niagara, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steam yacht Laurel, Port Dalhousie to Youngstown, light.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 12 May 1899