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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1899

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p.1 More Trouble At Buffalo - June 1st - trouble with freight handlers and grain shovellers continues.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - A naptha launch which was being towed behind the sailing yacht Genessee duirng Monday night's storm, filled towards daybreak and sank. The yacht was valued at $800. The yacht went down near Point Peter.

p.5 Timber For The Old Country - Detroit, June 1st - Rock elm and oak timber are being loaded on the steamer Tecumseh and schooner J.I. Case, at Green Bay, Wis. The timbers were brought over the St. Paul & Northwestern railway from Wausau. They will be unloaded at Kingston and rafted to Quebec to be loaded on ocean steamers. There are about 1,100 timbers on the boats, and the sticks average sixty feet in length.



No word has been received from the men working at the tug Walker.

The steamer Ocean, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf this morning.

The schooner Two Brothers cleared for Oswego after discharging coal at Anglin's.

The schooner Fleetwing is discharging coal at Swift & Co's wharf.

The barge Fannie loaded 6,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson's elevator for Montreal yesterday.

The steamer Hecla, Chicago, is at the Mooers company discharging 49,000 bushels of corn.

The tug Active took four barges, grain laden, to Prescott last night and returned with four light.

During the storm on Tuesday the chains supporting the tug Walker gave way. They were replaced today.

The schooners Fabiola, from Charlotte; Wavcrest and Fleetwing, from Oswego, are at Swift's wharf with coal.

Last night the steamer New York left the government dry dock, and this morning the Empire State entered for repairs.

The steamer Hecla, from Chicago, unloaded 50,000 bushels of corn at Mooers' elevator today and will clear tonight for Charlotte to load coal for Chicago.

The tug Walker is still underwater and as far from the surface as any time since she foundered last fall. The wreckers started to raise her, but yesterday two chains broke, allowing the boat to settle back on bottom again.

The schooners Katie Eccles, with 8,000 bushels of wheat from lake ports, and the Maggie L., with grain and hay from Wolfe Island, unloaded at Richardsons' elevator.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, May 31st - Up: schooner St. Louis, Toronto to Ashtabula, light; steamer D.R. Van Allen, Oswego to French River, light; steamer St. Andrew, Kingston to Fort William, hay; steamer Erin, Kingston to Cleveland, light; barge F.L. Danforth, Kingston to Cleveland, light.

Down: steamer Governor Smith, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Hecla, Chicago to Kingston, corn.

Port Colborne, May 31st - Up: steamer Elfinmere, Kingston to Erie, light; steamer Badger State, Ogdensburg to Cleveland, general cargo; schooner St. Louis, Toronto to Ashtabula, light; steamer D.R. Van Allen, Oswego to French River, light.

Down: steamer Niko and barges, Duluth to Ogdensburg, lumber.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Jun 1899