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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sat. , May 19,  1838 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sat. , May 19, 1838,   Steam Boat Racing. - An accident occurred on board the Sir Robert Peel on her passage from this port to that of Oswego on Wednesday last, in consequence of the temerity, or we may say the wickedness of running that vessel against the Great Britain. When the two vessels were near each other and...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Friday, May 24, 1867 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Friday, May 24, 1867,   The Propeller Wisconsin Disaster The steamer "Watertown" yesterday brought further information of the dreadful disaster to the Northern Transportation Co.'s propeller "Wisconsin," near Grenadier Island on Tuesday. Our account of the disaster has been substantially correct, with the exception...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1867 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 29, 1867,   The steamer "Watertown" made another trip to Grenadier island yesterday morning, but did not receive any more of the dead bodies. The body of one of the deckhands who were lost in the lifeboat was recovered the day before, in a mangled condition, and brought to Cape Vincent. It is supposed that...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922,   Schooner Horace Taber May Be A Total Loss _______ Effort to Get Her Coal Cargo Out before She Goes to Pieces. _______ There appears to be no doubt that the schooner Horace Taber, which went ashore at Four Mile Point is a total loss. The weather has been too rough for tugs to get very close...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1844 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 20, 1844,   p.2 Melancholy Circumstance - Loss of Life - An Inquest was held last evening at Portsmouth (2 miles from Kingston) on the bodies of Miss Eliza Jane Trelaven and Mr. Joseph Bray, who were unfortunately drowned the evening previous. It appeared in evidence that on Thursday the deceased left...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1845 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 22, 1845,   p.3 a letter to Postmaster asking about population of Kingston and number of steam boats running daily, etc. The foregoing letter has been handed to us with a request that we should answer the queries contained in it. The population of Kingston and its environs is between eleven and twelve ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1845 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 29, 1845,   p.3 Opposition Steamer Between Kingston and Oswego - The Agent of the steamer William IV, being determined to pay off Brother Jonathan for sending U.S. steamers to tow rafts on the Bay of Quinte, has placed this powerful vessel as a day boat on the route between Kingston and Oswego. The William...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1845 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 3, 1845,   p.2 Messrs. Fowler & Hood, the worthy lessees, of the Kingston Marine Railway, have just laid down the keel of a large propeller for Capt. Patterson of this Town. This Propeller is to be launched next spring and is intended for the Lake & River Trade - the following are its ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1845 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1845,   p.3 Coroner's Inquests - An inquest was held on the 7th inst., by Henry Benson, Esq., Coroner, on the body of a young man named Michael Ryan, belonging to H.M. Surveying Steamer Union, who was accidentally drowned in Navy Bay, by falling out of a punt in which he was fishing. Verdict accordingly....
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1843 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 21, 1843,   p.3 The Cobourg Star is wrong about the Frontenac being on fire; it is only a rumour to injure the character of the Frontenac. [News] ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1847 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 27, 1847,   p.3 The Lake Steamers - The advertisement which appeared in our last issue with respect to the mail steamers was altogether premature. It was simply intended that the alteration in the time of leaving this port should be announced to the public; instead of which, by an error, a transcript of the...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1847 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 11, 1847,   p.3 Launch - The steamer Scotland was launched on Wednesday last, from the Marine Railway ship yard, in the presence of a large number of spectators. This vessel has been carefully built of the best materials, is of great strength, and is admirably adapted for the freighting business, for which...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1847 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 11, 1847,   p.3 The Steamer Magnet - Captain Sutherland's new Steamer Magnet visited Toronto on Tuesday last, making the trip from Niagara to Toronto in little less than two hours and a half. The Magnet returned in the afternoon. The machinery of the boat is to undergo some slight alteration with the view of...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1847 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 13, 1847,   p.3 Sailing Match - The match which it was intended should take place on last Saturday, was unavoidably postponed. Several entries have now been made for Thursday next, the 14th inst., when we understand it will positively come off. The list lies at this office, and further entries may be made ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1847 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 30, 1847,   p.3 A New Steamer - A new freight steamer, of a model similar to that of the England and Scotland, has just been launched for Messrs. Macpherson and Crane, and is intended for the lake and river trade. The new steamer is named the Commerce. The Commerce will be freighted with flour and towed...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 7, 1834 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 7, 1834,   1834 BRITISH WHIG (from microfilm available at Kingston Frontenac Public Library, and Queen's University - Stauffer Library, unless otherwise noted) missing (vol. 1 no. 1 ) ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 18, 1834 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 18, 1834,   p.2 petition of Thomas Dalton of York to the Provincial Parliament of Upper Canada - to import from the sea oysters, crabs, cod, turbot and soles and place them in inland waters to provide for future fishing. (half a column) On the Want of Public Spirit - with all its advantages Kingston...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 21, 1834 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 21, 1834,   p.2 Estimate for Improving Navigation of the Trent [Montreal Herald] House of Assembly has passed resolutions for improvement of the navigation of the St. Lawrence - six listed. [York Correspondent] ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 25, 1834 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 25, 1834,   (from original at Queens University Special Collections) p.2 We feel much pleasure in announcing to the Public, that the new steam boat building at this place, intended to run between Prescott and Montreal, is in a forward state. Notwithstanding Mr. Bush's report, 10 per cent on £3000 has...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 28, 1834 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Feb. 28, 1834,   p.2 Extracts from the Report of Mr. Baird - on Trent Canal. (over 1 full column) Petition for stocking our Lakes with new species of Fish referred to Committee of Supply. [York Patriot] Yesterday a schooner left this Port for Niagara, Feb 20th, 1834. This is worthy of note. [ibid] p.3 Wanted -...
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Kingston Newspaper clippings