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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Jul 1900

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The schooner Marionette is in Davis' dry dock for repairs.

The steamer Alexandria from Toronto called at Craig's wharf last night.

One of the M.T. company's barges entered the government dry dock to-day for repairs.

The tug Minnie Bell cleared to-day for Ottawa, after receiving repairs at Davis' dry dock.

The steamyacht Nord Kyn arrived at Swift's wharf last night from down the river. Its party spent the night in the city.

The tug Thomson arrived last night from Montreal, with two light barges, and cleared for Charlotte with one barge to load coal.

Arrivals to-day at Swift's wharf: Steamer Hamilton from Hamilton; North King from Charlotte, Spartan from Toronto, Corsican from Montreal.

Marine men say the general traffic and carrying trade has not been so dull for some years as it is at present. There is very little for vessels to do. At this port the marine movements are rather slack.

Capt. Noonan, of the steamer Rideau Queen, says that the water of the Rideau is very high at present on account of the heavy rains during July. This time last year the water was very low, making it difficult for steamers to navigate the waterway.

The steamer Rideau Queen arrived at Swift's wharf this morning, having taken the return trip of the steamer James Swift, while the latter proceeded to Ottawa. On her trip up the Rideau on Monday, the Rideau Queen damaged her wheel, and after making connections with the James Swift, returned to Kingston. This morning she entered Davis' dry dock, where a new wheel will be placed on her.

Personal Mention - Capt. Henry Smith, in charge of the schooner Ballou when she capsized, and who has been ill since, is better.

p.5 Nearly Ran Down a Yacht - steamer Empire State, Capt. Allen, nearly hit naptha launch; "these occurrences are happening daily on the river".

p.6 Schooner Sage Sinks - Detroit, July 31st - The schooner H.W. Sage, loaded with coal, and bound for Manitowoc, was run down by the steamer Chicago and sunk in St. Clair river, near Algonac, Sunday night. As near as can be ascertained, one life was lost, and one man badly injured. She is owned by John Kelderhouse and others, of Buffalo, and is not insured. She lies in twenty four feet of water.

Incidents of the Day - The steambarge Alberta, from Montreal, with a general cargo, arrived at Craig's wharf this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 31 Jul 1900