The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1879

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p.3 St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. - This company have concluded their work for the year. A number of their barges have been laid up here. From April 25th, the date of the first arrival, until the 28th of November their elevator has hardly been idle one day. They have transhipped nearly 5,000,000 bushels of grain. The Company have done a large amount of shipping on the Coteau and Lachine Lakes, many of their barges never coming to Kingston during the season. Mr. McFarlane, the manager, feels flattered with the success the Company have had this year.

Grain Shipments - Messrs. Richardson & Sons have shipped over 600,000 bushels of grain from this port this season. They are at present loading two schooners, one for Cape Vincent and another for Oswego. These will in all probability be their last shipments by water. Some 20,000 bushels of barley are being put in cars for export. It will go to Europe via Portland.

Canal Closing - Welland Canal to close on 5th according to Superintendent E.V. Bodwell. Wind Wafts - The schr. Neelon is going into winter quarters here. Her coal cargo will be transhipped.

The Rideau Canal lockages show that 311 steamers, 480 barges, and 34 rafts, a total of 825 crafts, have entered the canal.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 2, 1879