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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1899

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The schooner Acacia cleared today for Charlotte.

The sloop Granger cleared for Stella with lumber.

The tug Hall arrived with two light barges from Montreal.

The steambarge Arctic, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Folger's wharf.

The schooner Maggie L. loaded corn for Belleville today at Richardsons' elevator.

The sloop Peruvian, from Deseronto, is unloading bunchwood for Crawford & Co.

The schooner Kate cleared today for Oswego, and the schooner Freeman for Sodus. The steamer Orion is lying at the dry dock wharf where repairs to her are being completed.

The schooner Burton and the steambarge Alberta arrived at Crawford's today with coal from Oswego.

The schooner Annie Falconer is at Rockwood hospital wharf discharging a cargo of coal. She is from Oswego.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts, which arrived last evening at six o'clock were ready to leave for Fort William at half-past nine this morning. The schooner Melrose, one of the Rosemount's consorts, was unloaded of 51,000 bushels of wheat at the M.T. company elevator in two hours and a half.


This morning about four o'clock the handsome yacht Miltonia, belonging to A.E. Knopf, New York, was destroyed by fire at Milton Island where Mr. Knopf and family reside for the summer. The origin of the fire is unknown.....

The Miltonia was one of the finest steamyachts on the river St. Lawrence, and was built in 1896 by the Davis dry dock company of Kingston. It measured seventy-two feet over all, and twelve feet beam. It was finished in cherry, fore and aft rigged; had compound engine and water tube boiler. The fittings were of brass of the very best make, and the furnishings of a very elaborate character. Last spring extensive improvements were made to the Miltonia by Mr. Davis. The yacht cost something over $8,000. The boat house is also a big loss, it being worth $5,000. The yacht Miltonia was a Canadian registered vessel, and flew the burgee of the Kingston yacht club.

The insurance amounts only to about half the loss. There is an insurance of $2,000 in the Norwich Union on the boathouse. On the yacht there is $2,500 in the Liverpool, London and Globe, and $2,500 in the Norwich Union.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Fabiola cleared for Charlotte this afternoon after discharging a cargo of coal at the locomotive works.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Aug 1899