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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1910

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Daily Standard, June 29, 1910



The Kingston Shipbuilding Co. has been awarded the contract for the construction of a government steamer to be operated in connection with the Grosse Isle quarantine station.

The local shipbuilding company's tender was the lowest, it being $65,000. Tenders were received by the government from every large shipbuilding concern in Canada and a number of the English shipyards.

The work of construction will commence immediately and a large number of men will be employed. W.J. Fair and G.M. Smith, two members of the company, returned today from Ottawa, where they were in the interests of the company.



There was some wild excitement at Charlotte last night, when the R. & O. steamers Kingston and Toronto met for the first time since the memorable marine ball game which was played in Toronto Monday, and was ? by the nine experts representing the flag Kingston. The crew of the other boat was lined up on Charlotte wharf when the Toronto steamed by and the manner in which they gave rise ? to impromptu yells would make a band of student rooters make a noise ? like a Quaker prayer meeting. When the Torontos landed they were ? greeted with derisive remarks but took their medicine like men.

Steward Lon Warwick, of the Toronto, like the good sport he is, was there with the "glad hand" for his friend and rival, Steward Masterson, and the two steamboat men lived over again the memorable game in their conversation on Charlotte wharf. Steward Warwick, it is reported, will endeavor to have the company lay up both boats for a day so that his team can have a chance for revenge. If this cannot be arranged, a post season series of games will probably take place. Steward Masterson says his team is on for any game excepting ping pong, polo or pinnochie. Mr. Masterton is in receipt of telegrams of congratulation from Irwin Johnston, Montreal, James Jeffries, and other notables.

Coach J. Pierrepont Mulvey, of the Kingston, will continue to keep his proteges under close discipline, as to eating, drinking and sleeping arrangements. Captains Booth and Redfern are again on nodding terms, while the Hazlett brothers again admit that they are related. Dr. Dennis Jordan extended professional sympathy to Dr. Devlin, of the Toronto, but his kind words fell on barren ground. Outside of that everything is all right, and Max Switzer, of the Prince George, religious advisor to both teams, expects that feelings of Christian love will soon be re-established between rival factions.


The str. Port Colborne cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

The steam barge Sowards arrived from Charlotte last night with coal for Jas. Sowards. She towed the schooner Julia B. Merrill over laden with coal for the same place.

The schooner Charlie Marshall is loading stone at the penitentiary for Cobourg.

The schooner Major Ferry cleared from Oswego this morning with coal for Kingston.

The steam barge Kenirving is on the Kingston Foundry ways getting general repairs to her hull.

The schooner Cornelia cleared today for Sodus with feldspar from Jas. Richardson & Son.

The tug Florence and two barges arrived from Quebec with two light barges to load grain at the Cereal Co.

M.T. Co. budget - The tug Emerson cleared this morning for Oswego to bring the barge Dorchester back. The tug Thomson will clear tonight with one grain and one coal barge for Montreal. The steamer Stormount is expected from Fort William with grain.

Swift & Co.'s arrivals - Strs. Caspian and Kingston down and up; Dundurn up, Belleville down and Rideau Queen from Ottawa.

p.? Deseronto News - ....The Porter and consort brought coal in on Tuesday for Point Ann cement works. The Aberdeen and consort arrived yesterday with coal for Marlbank cement works. The schr. Voges brought coal on Wednesday last for Rathbun Company and left on Saturday for Oswego with lumber...

p.? Gananoque, June 29th - ....The schooner Britton was unable to reach the dock at the Electric Light Works on account of the low water yesterday up the Gananoque river. A flat scow had to be used as a pier and from this a plank gangway was made to the dock. The vessel lighted part of her cargo in this way.

p.8 Will Enforce Law - There is a law compelling American boats of registered tonnage to deposit their papers at the office of the American Consul when stopping at a Canadian port. This law has never been complied with here, but Mr. Johnston says he will enforce it. Owners of boats who fail to comply with it are liable to a fine ranging from $5 to $50.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Jun 1910