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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1899

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The steamer Empire State took the Cape route today, the America going down the river.

The tug Active and barge Kingston returned last night from Oswego with coal for the M.T. company.

The steamer Varuna, from Thousand Island park to Deseronto, called at Swift & Co.'s wharf this morning with a large excursion party aboard.

The steamer North King had an exceedingly large crowd of passengers on its trip from Rochester yesterday. A large number from Kingston augumented the number, and took the trip to Brockville.

The Wolfe Island Canal - It is hardly likely that the government will accede to the petition to be presented asking that the Wolfe Island canal be dredged and put into proper shape for steamboats and other vessels. The cost of such an undertaking would, it is understood, amount to about $50,000, and little benefit would be derived from the spending of that sum. Private enterprise would alone reap the fruits, and it is quite likely the canal will have to remain in its present condition - choked up with weeds.

The Harbor Quiet - Not in a long time did the harbor present as deserted appearance as it did today. From one end of it to the other, up to noon, not a single load of any description was to be seen. The tall forests of masts which once characterized the harbor has entirely disappeared and the scene is now only a memory. Today the harbor presented a bare, quiet deserted appearance. All the wharves and slips were empty.

p.6 Capt. Boyd Injured - Capt. John Boyd, of the tug Active, of the M.T. company's fleet, met with a painful accident on Friday night at Oswego. He fell a distance of twenty feet into the hold of his vessel, fracturing a rib.....

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1899