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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1910

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Arabian will leave the dry dock by Tuesday next and will be followed in by the steamer Turbinia and she will likely be followed by the steamer Corona.



The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego.

The schooner Horace Taber passed on her way to Oswego to load coal for Gananoque.

The steamer Dundurn passed up, Wednesday, with passengers and freight from Montreal to Hamilton.

The steamer Omaha, loaded with grain from Oswego, was expected to arrive at the M.T. company's elevator tonight.

Capt. Telfer, of the steamer Fairmount, which cleared from the M.T. Co.'s elevator for the Welland canal, telegraphed that the gates at lock No. 8 had been carried away, therefore delaying traffic. The Fairmount is on her way to Fort William and it is expected that the tie up would keep her there all day Thursday.

p.6 Day's Episodes - Fallon Bros., Cornwall, purchased recently a large dredge, a tug and two hundred yard mud scows. The fleet will leave Buffalo for Kingston on Saturday. The dredge will be used by the former Kingston contractors down the river.

Dies In Clayton - Capt. James A. Taylor, "Captain Jack," 86, gives family information and details of life but very little marine-related details. "During his career as a river captain he was master of several boats which he owned."

British Whig, May 20, 1910

not published - funeral of King of England.

Daily Standard, May 19, 1910

p.1 Canal Again Open - Port Dalhousie, May 19th - The damage yesterday by wind has been repaired. The Welland Canal was again open for traffic at 4 o'clock this morning. A large number of boats held up by the accident are passing through.

The Welland Route - Ottawa, May 19th - Several survey parties will shortly be sent out by the Government into the proposed route for the shortening of the Welland Canal for which $25,000 has been voted.

World's News - Two gates of the Welland Canal were carried away yesterday but the damage probably will be repaired early this morning.



Marine matters were very quiet today.

The gate at Lock No. 8, Welland canal, is out of order. The steamer Fairmount, which is west bound, will be delayed for about 20 hours.

The schooner Bertie Caulkins cleared for Sodus with feldspar from Jas. Richardson and Sons.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared for Fairhaven to load coal for Booth & Company.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon cleared for Oswego to load coal for Booth & Co.

The M.T. Co's tug Mary, which grounded near Lachine, was released by the tug Frontenac, and is on her way up to Kingston.

The steamer Omaha is expected tonight from Chicago with 50,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co.

Swift & Co. arrivals - strs. Dundurn, Ames and City of Hamilton up. Str. Belleville up.

p.3 Died At Clayton - Capt. James A. Taylor, more familiarly known as "Captain Jack," born in Gananoque, Ont., on Oct. 13, 1824; died at 86; in 1867 he purchased island where Murray Hill park is located, and built large hotel in partnership with Amasa Corbin, jr.

p.4 Montreal, Toronto and the Welland Canal - editorial - the Welland Canal enlargement will be beneficial to both cities.

p.9 Deck Hand Injured - Toronto, May 19th - William Norton, a deck-hand on the steamer Wacondah, while unloading freight, fell from the top deck to the lower one through the hold, and received serious injuries....

Daily Standard, May 20, 1910

not published - burial of King of England

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 May 1910