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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1900

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p.2 Personal Mention - James Stewart will leave tomorrow for Coteau to resume his duties there in connection with the Canada Atlantic transportation company.


The steamer Collier, from Charlotte, is discharging coal at the spile dock.

The steamer Lake Michigan, from Toronto, touched at Craig's wharf last night.

The steamer Myles from Toledo to Prescott, with corn, passed Port Dalhousie yesterday.

The steamer Niko and barge, Kingston to Cleveland, light, arrived at Port Colborne yesterday.

The schooners Eliza White and Mary Ann Lydon, coal laden from Oswego, are at Booth & Co's wharf.

The tug Nellie Reid and two grain-laden barges cleared from Richardsons' elevator last night for Montreal.

Four barges of the C.A. transportation company will leave here tomorrow with 4,300 tons of coal for Coteau.

The schooners Two Brothers and Laura D. from bay ports, unloaded grain at Richardsons' elevator this morning.

The steamer Prentice and consorts cleared from Mooers' elevator yesterday afternoon for Oswego to load coal for Duluth.

The largest gasoline yacht yet built is the Lady Francis by the King company in Detroit. The yacht is seventy feet long and eleven feet beam.

Arrivals at the M.T. company's elevator this morning: steamer Cuba from Toledo, with corn; schooner Tradewind from lake ports, with rye.

The S.S. Rosemount and consorts Melrose and Selkirk, from Toledo, with 175,000 bushels of corn, are expected at the M.T. company's elevator to-night.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Augustus, timber laden from Toronto, arrived at Garden Island this morning, making their first round trip of the season.

The barges of the C.A. transportation company look particularly fine this summer, due to the good taste and foresight of James Stewart. The name of each barge appears on each bow in letters twelve inches long.

Next week the hull of the steamer being built at Davis' shipyard for the Trent valley navigation company will be shipped to Orillia, where the boat will be completed. A gang of men will be sent from Kingston to do the work.

The old tug Walker, which for many years braved the battle and the breeze, is being cut to pieces at the M.T. company's yard. It was a fine tug, but foundered in October 1898, was resurrected, and the remains were brought here. Peace to its ashes!

The steamer Persia went through the Soulanges on her way down Wednesday, the 2nd inst., being the first passenger and loaded vessel going through the canal. The captain and officers of the Persia speak very highly of the canal and its modern improvements.

The C.A. transportation company sent a tow of barges drawing eleven feet of water through the Soulanges canal and they arrived at Montreal without as much as "smelling bottom," as mariners would say. The barges were laden with coal and grain, carrying twenty-five per cent more than heretofore.

The schooner Fleetwing, Capt. Shaw, will be ready for service by Monday next. During the past month or two this craft has been overhauled and refitted at a cost of $800 and when she is again placed in commission, carrying coal for Swift & Co., she will be the nattiest of the fleet.

The steamer James Swift arrived from Ottawa at two o'clock this afternoon, having been delayed somewhat on her first trip of the season. The steamer left again this afternoon for the capital city, her time of leaving having been changed from Monday and Thursday morning at six o'clock, to Tuesday and Friday afternoon.

The Montreal elevator company has advanced its rates 20%, which would mean $50,000 advance per year. The Canada Atlantic company, which have a three years' lease of the barges and floating elevators of the former Kingston & Montreal forwarding company, will take down their floating elevators from Kingston if the high rate is maintained.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Cuba, eastward bound, was in port this morning on her first trip of the season.

Yesterday the steamer New Island Wanderer brought over from Cape Vincent a load of sisal for the Kingston penitentiary. The material was landed at the penitentiary wharf.

p.6 Ordered A New Steam Pump - The Collins Bay rafting company has ordered a new steam pump from England and it is expected to be delivered at Newfoundland this week. There it will be put to work upon the stranded steamer Scottish King, upon which the Collins Bay rafting company is working.

Sarnia Dock Again Wrecked - Port Huron, Mich., May 4th - Some unknown steamer bound down ran into Clark's dock, Sarnia, completely wrecking the dock and warehouse and inflicting damage to the amount of $10,000. This is the fourth time this dock has met with the same kind of mishap. The steamer Roumania struck the dock last fall, but was seized on the spot, and made to give bonds for repairs. The colliding steamer last night was fortunate in getting away without revealing her identity.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1900