The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1880

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p.2 Lively Excursion - a humorous letter to editor about trip on Maud to Cape Vincent.

p.3 The Richardson Elevator - The arrangements which the Messrs. Richardson have made for the grain trade in the ensuing fall and winter are about completed. The machinery promises to give satisfaction and to be a great saver of manual labour. A new 2-story building, to be ironed, has been erected at the west end of the warehouse. This will be used for office purposes, and contains the boiler and engine which supplies the motive power for the elevator. The grain will be dumped by farmers into a large hopper, at the side of the warehouse, where it will be weighed in bulk, then passed into a second receiver, and carried by the elevating buckets to the upper floor, where it can be deposited in any particular bin by an ingenious adjustment of pipes. The improvements are costly, but they will in the long run effect a great saving. The facilities for the rapid movement of grain are such as cannot be fairly valued at present.

Wind Wafts - The grain rush is over. What would the forwarding companies now do with an additional barge capacity of 1,000,000 bushels and a stationary elevator?

Mr. Hiram Jackson, of Picton, Ont., is erecting a new elevator at his dock, on the Bay of Quinte, which, when completed, will be the largest and best in the country.

The Emma of Kingston, is being fitted out for the races which are to come off soon at Oswego, Charlotte and Toronto. She will be hauled out and black-leaded. The Gracie, Katie Gray, and Kathleen, of Belleville, leave on Wednesday.

The Yacht Phoenix - The capt. of the sch. Eureka, which arrived here yesterday, delivered at the Custom House a letter written by the Collector at Charlotte, N.Y. and directed to the Collector here. The communication had reference to the yacht Phoenix, and stated a fact which has already been announced that the boat belonged to young men (Messrs. Forme and Lee), residing at Charlotte, and had been stolen just after they completed negotiations for its purpose. The owners intimated that they were willing to pay any reasonable expenses that had been incurred in picking up and conveying the capsized yacht to this port. These charges were not serious, and so were easily settled by the captain entrusted with the settlement of the case; but a clearance, under the circumstances, could not be obtained in consequence of the absence from the city of Mr. Mingaye. The question is again raised: What became of the thieves? The world may never know. If drowned they can tell no tales; if living they may not desire to make a confession of their guilt.

Skiff Adrift - The capt. of the sch. Florida brought into Portsmouth a skiff found floating between 4-Mile Point and the village. It contained 2 coats, 2 buffalo robes, 2 fish poles and a trolling line. Evidently it had drifted away from some beach where a couple of happy fellows were camping.

Wharf Pillagers - The wharfingers complain that they suffer considerable loss as a result of the pillaging of a number of juvenile thieves. One of the offenders was yesterday before the magistrate. He was examined at some length, and gave the names of several companions who had been in the habit of making away with articles which they picked up along the harbour, sometimes off vessels and barges. The thieves being now known they will be well watched in future.

Yesterday's Blow - The Globe says the mail str. Passport, that should have left on Wednesday afternoon, started out 4 o'clock yesterday morning and got outside the Island, off Toronto, but found such a sea running that it was impossible to make any headway, and accordingly turned back. At the time the vessel plunged to such a depth as to bury the spear-pole in the billows. The Spartan arrived from Kingston without mishap, she having run with the sea and the wind.

Marine News - There was a heavy sea running all day yesterday and today. On Wednesday the str. Corsican had to run into South Bay for protection, and some of her passengers left her to reach Toronto by way of Picton and Trenton railway. Irregularities delayed them so much that the boat reached the Queen City ahead of them. The last arrivals are: schrs. American, Chicago, 19,300 bush corn; Anna Falconer, Port Dalhousie, 12,000 bushels corn; Acacia, Toledo, 12,805 bush wheat.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 27, 1880