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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1899

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The tug Maggie May is undergoing government inspection today.

The steamer Hebron unloaded a cargo of merchandisw at Crawford & Co.'s wharf yesterday.

The sloops Minnie and Pilot cleared for Conway and Trenton respectively to load wood for Crawford & Co.

The steamer Grampian, from Chicago with 55,000 bushels of wheat, arrived at the M.T. company elevator this morning.

The schooner Acacia cleared last night for Oswego, and the Freeman arrived from the same place, with coal for Crawford & Co.

Capt. Noonan intends having a new wheel put on the steamer James Swift which will enable her to run sixteen miles an hour.

The Richelieu & Ontario navigation company has decided to purchase for $80,000 the Virginia, a handsome steamer now owned by the Baltimore packet company, of Baltimore. The boat is described as a model of paddle-wheel steamers, being a sister ship of the company's steamer Carolina, and has a capacity of 350 passengers. The Virginia will replace the Carolina on the Saguenay route, and will be brought to Quebec without delay.

Welland Canal Reports.

Port Dalhousie, June 16th - Down: steamers Bermuda, Duluth to Kingston, corn; Bothnia, Frankfort to Kingston, timber; barge Valencia, Elk Rapids to Kingston, timber.


The Boiler An Excellent One.

The statement was made in last night's issue, from information received, that the boiler of the tug Walker had been in use for fourteen years, and that the loss of it was not of consequence on account of its age. From information elicited this morning from Capt. Gaskin, it has been found that the Walker is only eleven years old, and that the boiler was one of the best ever made in Canada, being especially turned out from the locomotive works in this city. The price paid for it was two thousand dollars more than an ordinary boiler could be purchased for, but the most careful workmanship and the very best material were put in that of the Walker. The boiler today, experts will testify, was better than when made, and Capt. Gaskin says the loss of it to the M.T. company is a loss of five thousand dollars. There was no depreciation, for it grew better as it became more used.

p.5 A Very Pleasant Outing - on Rideau Canal, written by Manly Benson. (1/2 column)

[Gananoque Journal]

Presented With Colors - The new R. & O. steamer Toronto left Toronto this morning on her initial trip to Montreal. Just before starting the mayor of Toronto on behalf of the city, presented to general manager Gildersleeve the new colors of the steamer, given in compliment to the boat named after the queen city. There was an interesting ceremony on board in honor of the event. The colors consist of the union jack, the Canadian ensign, the United States ensign, the burgee and the R. & O. flag.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Jun 1899