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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1899

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p.1 The Situation Serious - Buffalo, May 16th - grain shovellers, freight handlers, and coal heavers out on strike; 30-40 freighters waiting to be unloaded.

p.3 Deseronto, May 15th - ...The steambarge Reliance and steamyacht Siesta were launched today. The former vessel will have a new boiler placed and be ready about June 1st....



The steamer J.G. Nichols is in port having her decks caulked.

Richardson & Sons' fleet of grain sloops cleared for Bay of Quinte ports to load for this port.

Departures: tug Thomson, Montreal, four grain laden barges; schooner Acacia,, Oswego, light; schooner Freeman, Oswego, light.

The steamer Rocket, Capt. Gillespie, Montreal to Midland, touched at Swift & Co.'s wharf last evening. She is going into the passenger service on Georgian Bay.

The schooner Annie Falconer, Oswego, is discharging a cargo of coal at Craig & Co.'s wharf. She arrived last night at midnight, making the run across the lake in seven hours; steamboat time.

Arrivals: steamer Cadillac, Chicago, 72,000 bushels of corn; steamer Myles, West Superior, lightered 22,000 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal; steamer Badger State, Duluth, 25,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Orion, Fort William, 38,000 bushels of wheat.

The Donnelly Wrecking and Salvage company will have everything ready tonight or the first thing tomorrow morning to proceed to the scene of the wreck of the tug Walker, off Nicholson's Island, Lake Ontario. Diver Edward Charles will do the necessary work underwater.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, May 15th - Up: steamer W.C. Morley, Oswego to Chicago, coal; steamer Persia, Montreal to St. Catharines, general cargo; steamer Empire State, Ogdensburg to Cleveland, general cargo.

Down: steamer Pueblo, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Brittanic, Duluth to Prescott, corn; steamer Iron Age, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer W.L. Frost, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Myles, West Superior to Montreal, wheat.

Port Colborne, May 15th - Up: steamer Huron, Prescott to Erie, light; schooner Queen of the Lakes, Kingston to Oswego, light; steamer Elfinmere, Kingston to Chicago, light; steamer Niagara, Kingston to Cleveland, light; steamer Iron Duke, Prescott to Cleveland, light.

Down: schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Visiting The Canals - Albany, May 16th - The canal advisory board will begin its proposed trip of inspection of the canal system of the state and of the Canadian waterways tomorrow morning. The board will have reached Buffalo on Friday, and on Saturday the board will go to Canada. At Port Colborne they will take a steamer through the Welland canal and visit St. Catharines and Toronto. On Sunday, Prescott and Morrisburg will be visited and Monday and Tuesday the board will be at Montreal. The return trip will be by way of Champlain canal.

p.5 A $68,000 Boat Lost - Menominee, Mich., May 16th - The steamer Thomas Davidson, which, after being released from the rocks at the Death's Door entrance to Green Bay on Saturday, went on the rocks again at Cana Island, has been abandoned, and is pounding to pieces. The Davidson is owned by Henry J. Pauly, of Milwaukee, and is valued at $68,000. She carries no insurance. She was bound from Escanaba to Chicago, with ore.

p.8 Only 1 Survivor - Oswego, May 16th - schooner Nelson, loaded with ore, lost on Lake Superior, was commanded by Capt. Andrew Hageny, a native of Oswego; he lost his wife and child.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1899