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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1901

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The steambarge Alberta cleared today for Deseronto.

The tug Chieftian arrived at Garden Island with a raft from Trenton.

Craig's wharf: schooners Acacia and Tradewind from Sodus with coal.

Richardsons' elevator: most of the mosquito fleet from bay ports with grain.

M.T. company's elevator: schooner Oliver Mowat from Port Hope with 15,000 bushels of wheat, arrived and cleared.

A new yacht being built for W.H. Nichols, New York, at Alexandria Bay, was launched on Thursday. This yacht, costing $20,000, is beautiful and complete. Her length is 108 feet, beam 15 feet, flush decks, planked below water line with one and a half inch white pine. Her estimated speed will be eighteen miles per hour.

Extensive alterations are being made to the steamer Caspian, to run this season on the same route as the steamer North King, between Charlotte and Kingston. Fifteen new staterooms are being added, and hereafter all the officers will have their quarters on the main deck, instead of on the promenade deck. A new bar is being built on the forward deck, and the dining room is being enlarged so that seventy-five instead of fifty can be seated at the table at once.

Incidents of the Day - Capt. Gaskin has returned from Port Huron, where he has been superintending repairs to the S.S. Bannockburn.

p.8 Will Be Pleased To Accept - This morning mayor Kent received from C.E. Gildersleeve, general manager of the R. & O. navigation company, a letter in which it is stated that the company will be pleased to accept from the council of Kingston a set of colors for the new steamer Kingston. The presentation will take place upon the occasion of the steamer's first arrival here.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 May 1901