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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1899

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Montreal, Nov. 22nd - Hugh McLennan, president of the Montreal Transportation company, passed away suddenly at a few minutes before midnight last night.

Almost up to the hour before the end, the deceased was in his normal condition of health. In his capacity as a governor of McGill university he presided at the special meeting of convocation convened on Monday afternoon in connection with the death of Sir William Dawson. He then gave every indication of being in as good health and spirits as is general with men who have reached his age.....

He was a native of Glengarry, Ont., and was seventy-four years of age.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The flags on the M.T. company's vessels are flying at half-mast today in memory of the late Hugh McLennan, president of the company.


The schooner Maggie L., from bay ports, unloaded oats at Richardsons' elevator today. The schooner Queen of the Lakes, from Toledo, arrived today at Richardsons' elevator with corn.

The tug Active arrived today from Montreal with four light barges and cleared again with three grain-laden.

The tug Thomson arrived last night from Charlotte with two coal barges, and cleared for Montreal with the same.

The frame of the new Rideau steamer will be completed in Davis' dry dock this week, and next week the ship-carpenters will begin the planking.

Next week R. Davis & Sons will send four men to Gravenhurst to begin the work of strengthening the steamer Constance. Other workmen will be engaged there.

The S.S. Bannockburn arrived this morning at the M.T. company's elevator from Fort William with 71,000 bushels of wheat, and cleared this afternoon for Fort William.

Capt. Davis, Rockport, has traded the Antelope, which plies on the Gananoque-Brockville route, for the Nellie Cuthbert, owned by G.H. Burrows, Brockville. Mr. Burrows will utilize the Antelope in connection with the Gananoque Inn.

p.4 Goderich Items - Nov. 20th - At one a.m. on Monday the Rosedale steamed into port from Fort William with 80,000 bushels of grain for Mooers' elevator. She cleared at 1 a.m. Tuesday. On Monday at 9 a.m. the Myles, same city, came into Richardsons' elevator dock with 40,000 bushels of grain. She cleared on Tuesday at 9 a.m. for Fort William for another cargo.

p.6 Wind Wafts - The schooner Ballou from Trenton is unloading lumber at Craig's wharf.

The tug Reginald, with two coal-laden barges, Charlotte to Montreal, passed this port this morning bound east. The tow made the trip across the lake in eight hours.

Arrivals at Craig's wharf: steamer Melbourne from Toronto and steamer Lake Michigan from Hamilton. The steamer Ocean will arrive from Montreal tonight on her last trip.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1899