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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1901

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Anglin's wharf: Schooner Two Brothers, from Oswego, with coal.

Mooer's elevator: Schooner Katie Eccles, from bay ports, with grain.

Garden Island: Steamer India and consort arrived from Toronto with timber.

The steamer India and consort Ceylon, timber laden from Toronto, are at Garden Island.

The steamer Parthia passed down from Collins Bay with a raft of timber for Quebec.

Richardsons' elevator: Schooner Keewatin, from Whitby, and schooner Granger, from bay ports.

The schooner Eliza Fisher has been purchased by the Rathbun company from Capt. Daniel O'Hagan.

Swift's wharf: Steamer North King from Charlotte on Sunday; barge Hector, from Oswego, with coal.

The steamer Pierrepont brought the first cheese of the season from Wolfe and Howe Islands to the G.T.R. wharf this morning.

Craig's wharf: Steamer Ocean, from Hamilton; steamer Melbourne from Montreal; schooner Eliza White, from Oswego with coal.

M.T. company wharf: Tug Thomson arrived yesterday from Oswego, with two coal laden barges, and cleared for Montreal with three laden barges.

The steamer Pierrepont remained at Wolfe Island until five o'clock yesterday afternoon on account of the jubilee celebrations at the Roman Catholic church.

Crawford's wharf: Barge John Gaskin from Oswego with coal; steambarge John Milne from Smith's Falls, light, called; tug Maggie May and barge cleared for Rideau Canal with sand.

Mariners sailing between Kingston and Gananoque point out the necessity of a buoy on Cassiday's shoal, off the head of Howe Island, and between the island and the mainland. This is about nine miles from Kingston. The shoal is one of the worst in the river.

The Ogdensburg Journal says the appeal of the owners of the ferry steamer Plumb from the imposition of a $100 fine for an alleged violation of the Canadian customs laws, recently, has been decided in favor of the boat and the amount of the fine refunded.

The third pretty sailing sight witnessed here inside of a week occurred yesterday when the schooners Acacia and Trade Wind, under full sail, sped down the harbor for Crawford's wharf. There was some clever jockeying done, and mariners along the wharves were delighted. The Acacia won the race in a close finish.

The schooner Acacia, coal laden from Oswego for Crawford & Co., damaged herself considerably at noon yesterday in making the slip at the foot of Queen street. With fair wind, she swept into the harbor at a good clip and swung into the slip, but her headway was too great to allow her to swing short and she crashed into the M.T. company's long wharf, carrying away her bowsprit and all the rigging forward. The damage will amount to about $200.

The schooners Trade Wind and Acacia had a race across the lake from Oswego yesterday and came into port almost abreast of each other. The Trade Wind had a slight advantage and before seeking to dock at the foot of Queen street, she luffed up into the wind, checking her headway, afterwards wearing away and entering the slip safely. The Acacia, however, continued her course and as a result she crashed into the M.T. company's wharf.

p.6 Incidents of the Day - The schooners Keewatin and Katie Eccles cleared this afternoon, the former for lake ports, and the latter up the bay.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1901