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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1899

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p.1 NOTICE - The Annual Meeting of the Kingston Yacht Club Association, Limited, for election of Directors, and other business, will be held at the club house of the Kingston Yacht Club, on Monday, the nineteenth day of June, 1899, at eight o'clock in the evening.

J.H. MACNEE, Secretary-Treasurer.



The schooner Acacia cleared today for Oswego.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal with seven light barges.

The S.S. Bannockburn and two barges cleared last night for Chicago.

The steamer Nile is at the Grove Inn dock with mill wood from Deseronto.

The schooner Pilot, from Picton, unloaded 2,500 bushels of wheat at Richardsons' elevator today.

At lock No. 10, Beauharnois canal, the steamer Sir S.L. Tilley ran into the lock gate, carrying it away and letting the water rush into the lower level.

James Druce and several plumbers, of McKelvey & Birch's, are at Garden Island working on Calvin's recently launched vessel, the India. A couple of more men will be shipped over shortly to assist.

Last year was a record breaker in the way of damage done to canals both east and west. Now the fun has again commenced by the break in the Beauharnois canal yesterday, by which traffic will be much delayed.

The new steamer Argyle, owned by Hepburn, of Picton, will leave there on the 17th inst., by which time all her equipping will be finished. It was stated in the city today that the Argyle would be placed in commission on the river and Bay of Quinte to do excursion business exclusively.

The barge Winnipeg is still partially on the ways of the M.T. company's dock, for despite the pulling of two steamers and two tugs all yesterday the barge could not be budged. Had the company known that such trouble would result the Winnipeg would never have been hauled up there. Strenuous efforts are being made today to release her.

Steamers Damaged.

The steamer A.G. Lindsay and schooner J.V. Taylor collided in Lake Michigan and each vessel was severely damaged. It is estimated that about $3,000 will be necessary to place the Lindsay in her former condition, while the Taylor's damages are placed at $1,500. The Lindsay is one of the steamers chartered by the Atlantic transportation company, but was unable to proceed to the coast because of her inability to navigate the St. Lawrence rapids on account of her draught.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, June 7th - Up: steamer H.R. James, Ogdensburg to Chicago, general cargo; barge Helvetia, Ogdensburg to Cleveland, light; steamer Niko, Oswego to Duluth, coal; steamer Germanic, Prescott to Toledo, light; barge E.C. Hutchison, Prescott to Toledo, light.

Down: schooner S.H. Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Nicaragua, Duluth to Prescott, corn.

Port Colborne, June 7th - Up: barge J.I. Case, Collins Bay to Ashtabula, light.

Down: schooner Hunter Savage, Alpena to Wilson, lumber.

p.5 Bigger Lake Steamers - Cleveland, June 8th - The American shipbuilding company has closed a contract for the four largest steamers ever built on fresh water. The steamers will cost $320,000 each, and be modern in every particular. Their dimensions will be: Length over all 500 feet; keel 478 feet; beam fifty-two feet, depth thirty feet. The carrying capacity of these huge craft will be close to 8,000 tons on a draft of eighteen feet. Their building marks as great an epoch in the development of the shipbuilding as did the 400 footers.

Goderich Harbor Notes - The James G. Blaine, schooner, Capt. Lundberg, Chicago, 37,000 bushels of corn, for Richardson Sons came into port last week. Richardson Sons have sent up per steamer St. Andrew 6,000 bushels of oats to Port Arthur. Lee shipped per steamer St. Andrew great loads of pressed hay purchased at Mooretown, and also at Kingston outside of large cargoes from this vicinity.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 Jun 1899