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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1879

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To Owners of Steamers and Vessels

The Marine Inspector will commence his annual inspection tomorrow morning, and all interested will please have the hatches of their boats unlocked or off.

W.R. TAYLOR, Marine Inspector.

Dec. 17th

Toronto - inquiry demanded into loss of Waubuno; alleged that the vessel was overladen, her hull rotten, unseaworthy.



Vessels Laid Up In Kingston.

Now that the canals have closed, vessels generally are being laid up. As usual, Kingston harbour has a large proportion of them, and below we give the list so far as we have been able to ascertain. The list is as follows:

Steamers and Tugs - Frank Perew, Glide, Active, Bronson, Elfin, Charlotte, Algerian, Corsican, Magnet, Spartan, H.M. Mixer, Lady Franklin, Princess Louise, Africa, Hastings, Watertown, Crusoe, D.C. West, Marquis of Lorne, Wren, T.H. Camp, Adventure, City of Kingston, and four steam elevators, two belonging to the Montreal Transportation Co., and the hoisting machine Tyrone.

Schooners - B.W. Folger, Niagara, Acacia, Julia, Tranchemontagne, Grantham, Richardson, Eureka, Jessie Macdonald, G.E. Benedict, A. Falconer, Victor, S. Neelon, White Oak, Riverside, Florida, Olive Branch, Singapore, A.G. Ryan, Canadian and Morning Star.

Barges - Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Winona, Tuscarora, Seneca, Oneida, Minnesota, Albert, Arthur, Victor, Acadia, Europe, Alice Mary, Minnie, Siren, Frontenac, Jet, Star No. 2, Snipe, Alabama, Annie, Hawk, Ox, Elm, Princess, Odessa, Moria, Alice Pacy, American, Beauport, Robert, William, Finch, Advance, Colborne, Chicago, Cayuga, Corncrib, Cleveland, Consort, Detroit, Duluth, Dalhousie, Dauntless, Energy, Glengarry, Harvest, Kinghorn, Lancaster, Lorne, Montreal, Milwaukee, McCarthy, Oswego, Relief, Royal Oak, Toledo, Wheatbin, Star No. 1 and Eagle.

We understand that a considerable quantity of work in repairs will be done during the winter, both in the harbour and at Portsmouth. This will keep a considerable number of men employed.

The Montreal Transportation Company are repairing nearly all their barges, several of them getting new decks.

The harbour is now comparatively quiet, and everything is beginning to assume the torpor which usually comes with winter. The season, notwithstanding the complaints of some chronic growlers, has been a comparatively busy one, much more so than for the four previous years. The prospect for next year is said to be even better than last.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 17 Dec 1879