The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1882

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p.2 A New Scheme - Oswego not benefitting from enlarged Welland Canal; want barge canal from Oswego to tidewater at Albany.

p.3 Vessel Arrivals - Marine news was today very dull. The prop. Celtic, from Chicago, lightened 6,200 bushels of wheat and proceeded to Montreal. Several schooners, light, are in port. The dock labourers have made very little this week.

Yachting Notes -


A Description Of The New Atlantic Warehouse.

The grain warehouse of R.J. Eilbeck on the Atlantic wharf foot of Princess street, is now ready for the reception of grain. The improvements have been numerous. The wharf upon which the warehouse stands is one of the finest in the city, being both large and well protected. At it any vessel trading upon the lakes can find accommodation, the water being amply deep. The building 120 x 56 feet, was in former years used as a grain warehouse, but for a decade was occupied by the Montreal Transportation Company for office and storage purposes. Mr. Eilbeck, on the removal of the Company, arranged for a long lease of the property, and securing it several months ago began extensive alterations. An elevator has been erected and fitted out in the most approved manner. A portion of the first flat is devoted to the offices. Here also is located the Corliss engine, 40 horse power, by which the elevator will be worked. The boiler is in a separate and adjoining building of brick. The boiler was built at the Canadian Engine and Locomotive Works and is of the finest iron - the bottom is made of steel - and has stood a water test of 130 lbs. A run of stone, which has just been put in, is capable of grinding 30 bushels of cornmeal per hour, or 60 bush. of chopped feed. This will be a great convenience to the farmers of the neighborhood, who have, heretofore, had to go to Brewer's or Kingston Mills for their feed. Now a farmer can bring in his grain to market and take the meal or fodder back with him. The stones are from Grey, of Toronto, and are in charge of Mr. William Gilmore, who acts as engineer and miller. On the first flat is a Cardwell conveyer, running from the door at which the grain will be delivered, a distance of some 60 feet to the hopper into which the grain is dumped and then elevated. The buckets on the latter are 12 inches wide and 12 inches apart in the belt. When in operation it will elevate 30,000 bushels of grain per hour, and when it reaches the dome, 80 feet from the ground it goes into a drum whence it is distributed to the various bins, by means of a brake and dial manipulated by the weigher. There are ten bins in the second flat having a capacity of 50,000 bushels. In delivering the grain for shipment it runs first through spouts into the hopper, is elevated and by another spout deposited into the hold of the vessel at the dock. The weighing apparatus is at the top of the elevator, and the grain is discharged by 50 lb. drafts. In the elevator is a patent blower by which all foreign substances will be removed. The improvements altogether are very complete, and cost $5,000.

Competition in the grain trade will this year be very keen, and in consequence farmers can rely upon receiving the highest prices for their grain. It will not be necessary for them to go to Bath, Millhaven, or Napanee to dispose of their crops hereafter. Mr. Eilbeck's chief buyer will be Mr. F.W. Wakeford, of Battersea, well known throughout the county.

Mr. Eilbeck purchases phosphate as well as grain. Since he entered the business he has purchased upwards of 800 tons of the former, and has paid as high as $16.25 per ton for some of the mineral. The K. & P.R.R. Company will have a track alongside the warehouse so that cars can be loaded or unloaded in quick time.

Developing A Popular Route - St. Lawrence River Steamboat Co. to put steamer on route from Kingston to Alexandria Bay.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 7, 1882