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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1899

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The tug Thomson cleared for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

The steamer Rosemount and consort cleared last night for Fort William.

The schooner Jamieson cleared last night for Oswego to load coal for this port.

A marine man stated this morning that if the Canadian government did not dredge out the harbor properly, American vessel owners will have one sent here.

Work of pumping out the old steamer City of Kingston in Anglin's Bay commenced today. Mr. Grimshaw has given the vessel over to Capt. Smith and William Gates to pump out and take away. The city council will be asked to loan the fire engine Merryweather for the pumping.

The eight wooden steamers of the Ogdensburg transit company have been sold on foreclosure for $300,000 to the Rutland railway company of Vermont. The steamers will continue on their old route next year. The new line will conduct a freight passenger business between Chicago and Ogdensburg.

The tug Active arrived at the M.T. company's wharf early this morning with the dredge, Fin MacCool, from Buffalo, towing it from the Welland canal. This dredge is over four times the size of the dredge Queen, now in the harbor. It is on its way to the coast. This big apparatus is a clam-shell dredge and will do work to the depth of 110 feet, taking out fifteen tons each time. If this dredge could only be secured for Kingston harbor!

Today John Donnelly, jr., of the Donnelly salvage and wrecking company, will leave for Prescott to begin work upon the laying of shore pipe and intake pipe in connection with the new sewage and water works systems. Diver W. Newman will do the underwater work.

The Augustus Ashore.

The Calvin and Augustus, in tow of the steamer D.D. Calvin, Capt. A. Malone, coal laden from Charlotte to Brockville, went hard aground at the head of Carleton Island during a heavy fog last evening. The tow was feeling its way along at the time and got too close in on the north shore. A wind from the west at the time, sweeping down the channel, sent the tow further aground. They will be lightered and released.

The Captain Sent Forward - Captain T. Sullivan, commanding the steamer Erin, this morning telegraphed Capt. Donnelly to send him up to Owen Sound a captain to replace Capt. Cornwall, of the schooner Danforth, consort of the Erin, injured by a steam winch Saturday. Capt. James Crosby was at once despatched.

Wind Wafts - The schooner S.H. Dunn, Capt. James Dix, was chartered today to carry coal between Oswego and Toronto. The charter price is forty cents a ton.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Oct 1899