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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1906

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The schooner Acacia cleared last night, light, for Sodus.

The tug Cardinal and schooner Flora Carveth cleared last night for Oswego to load coal for Cardinal.

The government supply boat Reserve left port this morning to inspect the lights around Four Mile Point.

The steamer Toronto, of the Richelieu & Ontario line will make its first trip out of Toronto on Saturday, the Kingston following on Tuesday, June 5th, when the regular summer schedule will be inaugurated.

Schooner Bertie Calkins, unloading coal at the long pier, Portsmouth, for James Shortt, cleared today for Oswego.

Swift's wharf: steamer Hamilton passed up last night; steamer Picton due down today; steamer Rideau King from Ottawa tonight.

M.T. company: propellor Rosemount, with 80,000 bushels of wheat, and consort Hamilton, with 68,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William; tug Thomson from Montreal with barges. She later cleared for same port. Propellor Rosemount and schooner Hamilton cleared for Fort William.

p.5 Wolfe Island Notes - May 30th - Wolfe Islanders Appreciate Their Ferry - ....It would be wise for the sore head, as he might be called (the man who is complaining of trips of ferry boat, through the paper) to look back only a very few years, and think of when our last trip from the city was 1:15 p.m. on Sundays, and the first to the island through the week was at 11:30 a.m., and compare with today. Everyone is giving the crew credit for the good work they have done in handling so much freight. Owing to the bad ice last winter all the produce has to go by boat and even if she was a little late it is working for the best.

Incidents of the Day - A report reached the city, Tuesday, that two barges had sunk in the Soulanges canal, below Coteau Landing and the Donnelly Wrecking company shipped two steam pumps there.

p.8 Steamer Breaks Her Lines - During the gale that swept over the lakes and the St. Lawrence river, Saturday night, the freight steamer John S. Parsons broke her lines from the Cape Vincent breakwater, to which she was tied, and drifted ashore. She now rests on bottom, broadside toward shore, about a dozen rods above the breakwater. It is understood that an investigation will be made to ascertain if the government regulations, which provide that a crew shall be left on board when a ship ties up to a breakwater, were complied with.

The steamer Phelps made an endeavor to pull the Parsons off, but was unsuccessful and the unfortunate craft still lies caught on the bottom. Latest advices say she is in a fairly good position and will probably suffer but slight damage.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 30 May 1906