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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1907

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The steamer Ames, from Fort William, passed down yesterday.

The schooner Clara Youell will clear for Oswego today, for coal for Crawford's.

The dredge Enterprise cleared, yesterday, for Duluth in tow of the tug Schneck.

The sailing yacht Wave Crest is on the ways at the Kingston foundry for an overhauling.

The schooner Acacia will reach Kingston, today, from Fairhaven, with coal for Crawford.

Swift's: steamer Hamilton, from Montreal, up today; steamer Aletha down and up the bay today.

The wrecker Donnelly has been fitted out at the water works dock and is ready to go into commission.

The steamer New York is about ready to go into commission. She leaves for Sandusky, Ohio, about May 10th.

The steambarge Tecumseh has arrived at Garden Island from Lake Michigan ports, with a cargo of lumber.

The steambarge Navajo arrived at Richardson's yesterday with a cargo of barley, and cleared for Wellington, to load grain.

The schooner Lizzie Metzner is at Richardson's loading feldspar for Charlotte, and will return with a cargo of coal for Folger's.

The steamer Advance arrived at Richardson's at seven o'clock this morning with wheat. After lightening her cargo she cleared for Montreal.

The steamer Missisquoi has been overhauling at the Kingston foundry and is being fitted out for the season's traffic on the Rideau canal.

The schooner Suffel made Charlotte in the midst of a storm on Friday night last with her main and foresails gone. She had a hard time making the pier, but finally reached a place of safety well up toward the village. She was loaded with feldspar.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Westmount arrived from Fort William with 88,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Wallace from Duluth with 80,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Davidson from Duluth with 80,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Iroquois from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat; tug Mary P. Hall, from Montreal, with three grain barges; steamer Plummer cleared for Toronto; steamer Wallace will clear for Duluth, also steamer Davidson; steamer Westmount will clear for Fort William; tug Mary P. Hall will clear for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

Purchased Hub Island - Captain Charles Capron, Cape Vincent, has purchased house boat Lysander and steamyacht Imogene; he also bought Hub Island, one quarter mile from Thousand Island Park.

p.3 Kingstonians On Board - The R. & O. steamer Hamilton passed up this afternoon on her first trip. The steward's crew are all Kingstonians and many representatives in the employ of the engineer and the mate claim Kingston as their home.

p.8 Pith of the News - Ice is still making navigation difficult at Fort William. The steamer Turret Court was pinned in for twenty-four hours by the floes which piled high around the vessel. She was released by the ice-breaker Whalen.

The steamer Pellatt, several days overdue at Fort William, from Sault Ste. Marie, arrived Tuesday. It took the steamer twenty-four hours to break her way in through the ice from Thunder Cape.

A small fire on the steamer Arabian, at Fort William, damaged the pilot house and the forward part of the boat.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1907