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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1889

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A Calvin raft left Garden Island today for Quebec.

The Spartan arrived today on her last trip up.

The Tilly and consorts are loading railway iron for Port Arthur.

The Armenia has been repaired and is taking in cargo at Detroit.

The Wawanosh from Toledo to Kingston with corn passed Port Colborne yesterday.

The steamers Corsican and Spartan will be laid up in Kingston during the winter.

Capt. T. Donnelly and T. Taylor will hold an investigation into the Rothesay-Myra collision on Tuesday.

The steamer Deseronto returned to Deseronto on Sunday. The Junita is now making regular trips to Gananoque.

The tug Antelope has been chartered by the O.C. & T. Co. from the owners, W. & G.H. Tate, of Montreal, to take the place of the Myra. Capt. John J. Martin, of the Myra, has been engaged to pilot her.

A brisk demand, coupled with light offerings, caused an advance of 1/2 cent in grain freights at Chicago yesterday. Room was taken for about 500,000 bushels of grain. For corn to Kingston 4 5/8 cents was paid, to Oswego 5 cents, and to Ogdensburg 5 1/2 cents. "Old Hutch" has begun shipping.

The schooner Grantham has undergone of late very extensive repairs at Deseronto. The schooner O.S. Storrs has had her repairs completed. The tug Rescue was hauled out to have her broken wheel replaced. A scow for Walter & McNealy, bridge contractors at Belleville, has been finished and despatched up the bay.

According to the Ogdensburg Journal, the wind and waves are making sad havoc with the steamer Rothesay. Her upper works are caving in, stanchions are giving way, the hurricane deck is beginning to lop and a general caving in is liable to take place should a heavy wind set in. Since a guard boat hovers round the wreck, relic hunters have to keep their hands off.

The steamers Resolute, Reliance, Saxon and Vanallan all left Oswego together on Monday afternoon. An exciting race followed. They reached Deseronto in the following order: Resolute, Vanallan, Reliance and Saxon. The smoke stack of the Vanallan caught fire on the trip, and some of the woodwork adjoining also caught, a pretty sure indication that she was burning all the fuel which the capacity of her furnaces would allow.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1889