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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1907

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To Do Work In Kingston Harbor.

Mayor Mowat had some very pleasant announcements to make to the city council, last evening. He stated that before the smelters could be built, the city had to give the companies assurance that the harbor below Cataraqui bridge would be dredged so that vessels could land at the smelters' wharves to be constructed. The deputy minister of marine had written Hon. Mr. Harty that the dredge Sir Richard would begin work at the place in question just as soon as the smelting companies started to build their plants. This information imparted by the mayor was received with applause from the aldermanic chairs.

His worship also announced that Hon. Mr. Aylesworth, who was acting minister of marine, had informed him that the dredge Sir Richard was waiting at Montreal for the tug St. Paul, and would proceed to Kingston very shortly, to dredge out the slips, which the council had asked done....

Fourthly, Mayor Mowat announced that a government surveyor would be here this week, to look over the land asked for by the city for the extension of King, Ontario and Bay streets to the water's edge, and to see what could be done.....

Marine News.

The steamer Bermuda cleared for Montreal Monday afternoon.

Swift's: steamer Picton down last night; steamer Hamilton up today.

The steamer North King is in the dry dock, being overhauled before commencing the season's trips.

The steamer Rosedale is on her way from Fort William to Kingston, loaded with grain, for Richardsons'.

The schooner Tradewind, on her way from Gananoque to Oswego, for coal, called at Kingston, this morning, for supplies.

The steamer Alexandria was at Folger's, at nine o'clock, Monday night, on her way to Montreal, and took on considerable freight here for intermediate points.

There were no arrivals or departures reported at the M.T. company this morning. The steamer Westmount is expected from Fort William tomorrow.

This forenoon, the steamer Brittanic, with 58,000 bushels of corn, from Milwaukee, and the steamer Jessie Spaulding, with 81,000 bushels of oats and barley, from Duluth, reached the M.T. company's wharf. The arrivals were unexpected.

The steambarge Navajo arrived at Richardsons', at eight o'clock last night, from Montreal, with a load of freight. The vessel went down with a cargo of wheat, but owing to the strike of the longshoremen, was delayed at Montreal for several days. Capt. Corkey says that waiters, stewards and all on board the vessels that will work, are being paid to unload the vessels, and that a number of them have been able to get unloaded and away. It is believed that a settlement will soon be reached.

p.5 The passenger steamer Naomi, plying between Chicago and Milwaukee, was burned Tuesday morning. Four deck hands were burned to death and several passengers injured. The passengers were taken off by the steamer Kansas.

News of the World - The largest number of boats passed Lime Kiln Crossing on Monday, that has ever gone through in a single day since the government channel has made the crossing navigable.

The steamer Turbinia had an accident, on Monday, to one of her turbines, which will lay her up until machinery from New York arrives. Manager Goodearle has gone to New York

Gananoque, May 21st - The schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego yesterday. The steam tug Nellie, towing the Mary Louise, laden with lumber, for the Skinner Manufacturing Co., Limited, arrived yesterday.

p.8 Coming Regatta - races arranged by yacht club for Victoria Day.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 May 1907