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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1901

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Craig's wharf: schooner Eliza White cleared for Oswego.

Richardsons' elevator: sloop Monitor from bay ports with grain.

United States marine inspectors examined steamers of the White Squadron today.

The schooner Falconer, from Oswego, is unloading coal at Portsmouth.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego with coal; steambarge John Milne, Smith's Falls to Oswego, light, called.

M.T. company's wharf: tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with three light barges, and cleared for Oswego with two barges to load coal.

Swift's wharf: schooner Lydon cleared for Oswego; steamer James Swift arrived from Ottawa this morning, and cleared again this afternoon.

The steamer New York is about ready to clear for Buffalo. The interior fixtures are complete; the outside dressing of paint will be administered at Buffalo.

It is understood that the survey of the river St. Lawrence between Kingston and Prescott is shortly to be resumed. A steam yacht will be used in the work.

p.3 Vessels at Bath - The vessel Maggie L. loaded peas at D.W. Dall's dock on Monday. The schooner Two Brothers, Port Hope, is unloading coal at R.R. Finkle's wharf for E. McKenty.

p.4 Sporting Paragraphs - The fin-keel cutter Minota, of the Royal Canadian yacht club, Toronto, has been sold to fleet Capt. Atkin, of the Chicago yacht club. The price was $1,000. The Minota was designed as a defender of the Canada's cup races in 1899. She made a capital showing in the trial races to select the defender, winning one event. She also raced the Genesee at Charlotte last summer for the Fisher's cup, but lost.

p.6 Another Vessel Aground - Detroit, Mich. - Capt. Watt, of the wrecker Saginaw, came into dock at Detroit last night with 10,000 bushels of wheat from the propeller Geo. W. Robin, hard aground outside of the Harsense Island. The boat lies broadside on. Complete lighterage is necessary, as she is fully sixteen inches out her whole length. The ice has apparently lifted her bodily causing her to ground.

The propellers N.W. Oglebay and Gilchrist collided at Grosse Point last night, and both boats were damaged. It will cost about $10,000 to repair the Oglebay.


Detroit, Mich. - The captain of the Majestic, which passed up last night, reported that the propeller Lewiston was on the southeast shoals below Point Pelee in Lake Erie and showing signals of distress. All the Detroit wrecking tugs were engaged up the river and Capt. Westcott telegraphed to Cleveland asking that help be sent the stranded boat.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. M. Galvin, Buffalo, N.Y., arrived today to look over the steamer New York, prior to her departure for Buffalo.

There was quite a hustle around the steamer New York at the ferry wharf early this afternoon. It was thought there was a fire in the hold, and water was poured in. Further examination showed that a safety valve, leaking, had caused the trouble.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 May 1901