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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Aug 1899

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The schooner Fleetwing cleared yesterday for Oswego.

The schooner Ballou entered Davis' dry dock today for repairs.

Called at Swift's wharf today: steamer Corsican from Toronto; steamer Spartan from Montreal.

The steamyacht Carmana, of Belleville, has been in Davis' dry dock since Tuesday receiving some repairs to the hull. Work on her was completed today.

Harry Wilton, of McKelvey & Birch's, went up to Deseronto yesterday to finish some work on Calvin's new steamer India, which is unloading iron ore at that park.

The M.T. company's tug Bronson will likely be ready for service by the end of the week. The outside painting has been completed, and very little more remains to be done.

The Steamer Cambria Disabled.

When nearing Swift's wharf this morning the steamer Cambria, from Toronto with an excursion party of two hundred aboard, became disabled. Something went wrong with the paddle wheel, and a big delay was caused while repairs were being made. The steamer left for the Thousand Islands at two o'clock this afternoon.

The Yacht Sophia - Clayton, Aug. 23rd - was being hauled out at Clayton drydock when the gale struck; masts broken against a scow and bow plunged to bottom; one of the finest charter boats on the river; a sister ship to the Capt. Visger; owned by Capt. Viser, of the Bay, and valued at $5,000.

News of the World - The yacht Genesee took the second race in the Canada cup series at Toronto on Wednesday.

p.3 Goderich, Aug. 21st - ...The Madeline T. Downing left on Thursday for Oswego, where she has been purchased. Her owner and captain came through to take her down.

p.6 The Yacht Race -Toronto, Aug. 24th - details of race; Genesee is leading.

Her Last Trip - Next Wednesday the steamer Argyle will make her last trip to Kingston. After that she will run to the Toronto exposition from Charlotte and then to lay up for the season.

Incidents of the Day - Called at Craig's wharf today: steamer Persia from Montreal; steamer Argyle from Oswego; steamer Michigan, from Toledo.

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