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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1900

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p.1 Dynamite Was Used - to try and damage one of the locks of the new Welland Canal at Thorold - union blamed.

No-wise Connected - Buffalo, April 23rd - Buffalo grain shovellers did not try to blow up lock at Thorold to try to prevent the diversion of grain from that port.



The steamer D.D. Calvin with consort Augustus left Garden Island on Saturday for Toronto to load timber.

The schooner Annandale, Capt. McMaster, Deseronto, may carry iron ore from Kingston to Hamilton this season.

The schooner Jamieson, from Port Hope with 11,000 bushels of peas, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator to-day.

Capt. Joseph Dix leaves tomorrow with his steamer Valeria to begin the season's work on the Gananoque-Clayton ferry.

The Frenchmen and others, who will constitute the Calvin company's rafting crew, are expected to arrive in the city tomorrow.

Owing to the break in the Welland canal traffic, the steamships Rosemount, Bannockburn and Glengarry did not start for Toledo.

Capt. M. Shaw has spent this winter between $600 and $700 in fitting out his schooner the Fleetwing. She is now practically a new boat.

The steamer Nichols arrived at Crawford's wharf from the bay yesterday. She will receive some repairs before commencing the season's work.

The steambarge Alberta and the steamer Valeria came out of Davis' drydock this afternoon, and the steamer James Swift entered immediately afterwards.

Capt. James Dix has the schooner S.H. Dunn nearly ready to start on her first trip of the season. She will probably leave the harbor tomorrow. The boat has been newly painted and many improvements made to her.

A large gang of the M.T. company's men, under Capt. Gaskin, were actively engaged yesterday in attempting to remove the tug Thomson from the ways on which she had stuck while they were attempting to launch her on Saturday.

Much difficulty was experienced in launching the tug Thomson from the M.T. company marine railway. The work was continued for 48 hours and the steamships Bannockburn and Rosemount were brought to the aid. It was expected that the tug would be afloat some time this morning.

p.3 Want Better Management - letter to editor about management of Welland Canal, and including an article from Buffalo News; claims that the canal is managed by three conservatives who try to make the present liberal government look bad.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - John Wall, the lone fisherman of Wolfe Island, brought to the city today his first haul of fish. Among the lot were several huge pike.

The schooner S.H. Dunn, resplendent in a fresh coat of paint, will leave port tomorrow night or Wednesday morning for Toledo, to load timber for Garden Island.

p.6 Possesses A Silver Medal - Capt. W.R. Taylor, Kingston's venerable mariner, possesses among other trophies of his long career as a sailor, a huge silver medal presented to him in 1847 by the British American insurance association for the efforts he put forth to save the schooner Ottawa and cargo at Port Stanley. Capt. Taylor did not command the schooner, but he witnessed her distress and organized a salvage crew which succeeded in a great measure in saving the schooner. This deed an inscription on the medal sets forth. Capt. Taylor is proud of the trophy.

The schooner M.A. Leydon (sic - Lydons ?) and Oliver Mowat, Port Hope, arrived this morning with wheat for the M.T. company.

Incidents of the Day - Three crews for the barges of the Canada Atlantic transportation company arrived today from Coteau, Montreal and Valleyfield.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1900