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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1901

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The schooner Falconer cleared for Oswego.

The steamer James Swift returned from Ottawa this morning.

The schooner Fleetwing, light, cleared today for Deseronto.

The schooner New Dominion, from Sodus, is unloading coal at Sowards.

The steamer Algerian arrives at Swift's wharf this evening from Montreal.

The steamer Varona arrived today to receive repairs at Davis & Sons' dry dock.

At Richardsons' elevator: schooners Maggie L. and Madcap, and steambarge Chub from bay ports.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton, from Hamilton to Montreal; schooner Lydon from Charlotte with coal.

The steamer Victoria runs the ferry tomorrow while the steamer Pierrepont goes to Cape Vincent with cattle.

Craig's wharf: steamer Aberdeen, Picton to Montreal; tug Waterlily, Montreal to Picton; Shanly from Rideau canal ports.

The M.T. company tug Bronson, undergoing repairs, was launched yesterday, and is at the foundry wharf having new engines put in.

The steamer Aletha, building at Davis & Sons' shipyard, is almost ready for service. She is being built for Capt. Roy, of Cornwall.

The dredge Queen has been repaired and repainted at Belleville, and will come to Kingston to go into dry dock for repairs to her hull.

The steamer Victoria, receiving repairs at Davis & Sons' dry-dock, left there today and cleared for Gananoque and Brockville to resume her route.

It is expected that the steamer Spartan will join the steamers Hamilton and Algerian on the Montreal-Hamilton route. Three years ago one steamer did that traffic.

It is the yacht Gladys that is in Davis' dry dock for painting and overhauling. The craft is owned by A.W. Thompson of Ottawa, and is very handsomely fitted out.

Some longshoremen at Belleville wanted fifty cents an hour for unloading freight from the steamer Aberdeen. A few went to work at thirty cents an hour, and refused the request of the lazy ones to strike.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer India entered the government drydock this afternoon to have a new wheel placed in position.

Michael O'Neil, on the steamer Empire State last year, will be second mate on the steamer New York this season. "Mike" is a sailor of twenty five years' experience.

p.6 Control All The Tugs - Toledo, Ohio - J.P. Nagle, owner of the largest tug fleet in Toledo, went to Cleveland last night to close a deal whereby the Great Lakes towing company, the tug trust, will become the owner of his boats. The company will now control all the Lake Erie ports.

Late Saturday night the second engineer on the tug Seymour, at Cape Vincent, Mr. Rega, was oiling his engine, when his foot slipped and was caught in the crank shaft between one of the cranks and the connecting rod and cut off in an instant. Dr. Masson was called to attend the wounded man, who was taken to Ogdensburg.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 May 1901