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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1899

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The steamer Glengarry and barge Dunmore cleared last night for Charlotte to load coal.

The schooner Kate, from Wellington, discharged a cargo of wheat at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The tug Active arrived last night from Prescott with four light barges.

Nov. 28, 1899



The schooner Kate cleared today for Picton to lay up for the winter.

The tug Bronson arrived this morning from Montreal with five light barges.

The schooner Fleetwing, Oswego, is at the locomotive works wharf discharging a cargo of coal.

The steamer Saturn and barge are in the Welland canal en route from Toledo to Kingston with coal.

Nearly all the local coal carrying fleet have gone into winter quarters, trade being over for the season.

The tug Reginald with two light barges of the K. & M.F. company, cleared yesterday for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer India with barges Ceylon and Augustus will make one more round trip between Charlotte and Brockville in the coal trade. By the end of the week the boats will return to Garden Island.

Is Seeking Incorporation.

The Rideau navigation company is seeking incorporation. The new concern will have capital stock to the amount of $100,000, and will include Ottawa, New York and Montreal capitalists. The C.P.R. and New York Central will also be represented. Capt. Noonan will be retained as manager, being one of the largest stockholders. The new boat building for the company at Davis & Sons' shipyard is all in frame and will be ready for launching just as soon as the ice leaves the harbor next spring. Next winter a third boat will be constructed. The steamer James Swift is the only boat the company at present controls.

Incidents of the Day - The Donnelly salvage and wrecking company has completed the contract of laying a suction pipe for the new water works system and two sewage pipes at Prescott. The work occupied six weeks and was a very particular task. The necessary diving was performed in a satisfactory manner by William Newman.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Michigan, from Montreal, called at Craig's wharf yesterday on the last trip of the season.

The steambarge Aberdeen and barge arrived at Craig's wharf today with a general cargo from Montreal.

The steamers of the Merchants' line have completed the season between Montreal and Toronto.

The steamer Hero continues to handle a vast amount of freight. Every trip she makes her decks are fully occupied by a miscellaneous cargo. The present is one of the best seasons ever enjoyed on the bay.

Nov. 29, 1899

p.8 Incidents of the Day - The schooner Kate cleared for Trenton today.

The tug Reginald and two barges cleared last night for Charlotte to load coal for the C.A.T. company, Prescott.

The steamer Saturn and consort Waubeshene, from Toledo, arrived at Richardsons' elevator today with 70,000 bushels of corn.

The steamer Aberdeen was at Craig's wharf yesterday with an unshipped rudder. It was fixed by Newman, of the Donnelly wrecking company, and the Aberdeen cleared up the bay.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 27 Nov 1899