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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1899

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p.2 Death of Thomas Callaghan - 2nd engineer of North King, Albert Street, 45 years of age.


The steamer Nickall left for Dexter, N.Y. with a cargo of pulp wood.

The sloop Valencia cleared for Cape Vincent with lumber and shingles.

The steamer John Milne passed up on her way to Oswego from Smith's Falls.

The schooner Fabiola arrived last evening from Oswego with coal for Swift & Co.

The steamer Brockville will arrive in the city tomorrow tomorrow for the purpose of entering the government graving dock to have a new wheel placed in position.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, June 16th - Passed down: barge Grampion, Duluth to Kingston, wheat.

Port Colborne, June 16th - Up: steamer Glengarry and barges, Kingston to Toledo, light; Orion, Collins Bay to Cleveland, light.

Down: steamers Bermuda, Duluth to Kingston, corn; Bothnia and barges, Frankfort to Kingston, timber and lumber.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. T. Donnelly, inspector of hulls, says that Knapp's roller boat is not a safe vehicle in which to carry a crowd.

Fog Alarm Wanted.

The steamer Persia, under the command of Capt. Scott, is a remarkable timekeeper. One can almost regulate the time by her arrival whistle every Wednesday morning. On her last trip she made her usual run down the lake, but entered a dense fog as she neared the harbor and came very near running into a schooner lying off the government dry dock. If the storm signalling station there had the apparatus for sounding forth during a fog, what a convenience it would be to mariners and how much it would add to the safety of the harbor. An inexpensive fog alarm has been suggested, which might be set up by the government engineer at the dry dock, and as steam has usually to be kept alive in the boilers for pumping, the fog alarm, when required, could be run at very little expense. Perhaps our city member will take this matter up with the department at Ottawa. It is a worthy object.

p.6 These steamers called at Swift's wharf: Bohemian down this morning; Algerian down and Columbian up, this afternoon.

Incidents of the Day - The new steamer Toronto arrives at Swift's wharf early on Sunday morning and proceeds on down to Prescott. She will return on Sunday afternoon about two o'clock, and people will then have an opportunity of inspecting the floating palace.

The tug Active leaves for Montreal this afternoon with four grain-laden barges. The tug Hall arrived up with two light barges.

The steamer Bermuda from Duluth arrived at Mooers' elevator this afternoon with a cargo of corn.

The steamer Cuba passed up this morning on its way to Toronto.

The schooner Acacia from Oswego is unloading coal at Crawford's.

The barge Alberta is on Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The Elements Unfavorable - No advance has been made in connection with raising the tug Walker. Wind and wave were very unfavorable for work both yesterday and today. It has been found that the boiler has been lost, but this is not of much consequence, as it has been fourteen years in use, and perhaps it was time for a change.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Jun 1899