The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1888

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p.1 New Line of Palace Steamers

The Cornwall Canal - break might take ten days to repair.



The United States government has very generously tendered the privilege to the Montreal Transportation company to store in bond the grain consigned to it at any of the ports across the line until the Cornwall canal is repaired. It was thought that the S.S. Algonquin would be sent to Ogdensburg to discharge, but at the last moment the elevator men there concluded that they could not accept such a large quantity of grain as the company would want to place in their warehouses. A visit was made to Cape Vincent and Mr. Burnham consulted, but when it came to the knowledge of the company that there was not enough water for the Algonquin, and that there was not sufficient hoist to the leg of the elevator to get into the vessel's hold, further arrangements ceased. The Oswego elevator men offered their warehouses, but there is not sufficient depth of water for vessels carrying big cargoes to enter and discharge. The company is now using Richardson's elevator and are filling all their barges for storage. The props. Algonquin and Cuba are being discharged.

The schr. Julia is in port with 201 tons of coal from Oswego.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Oct. 15, 1888