The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 27, 1862

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p.2 Business Matters in Kingston

The amount of storage accommodation at the various wharves may be set down as follows:-

bus. bbls flour

E. Berry & Co. 90,000

p. Doyle 30,000 6,000

Anderson & Ford 12,000 4,000

Holcomb & Cowan 30,000 5,000

G.M. Kinghorn 100,000

R. Scobell (about) 40,000

The quantity of grain in the hands of dealers is estimated at 57,000 bus. wheat, 22,000 bus. peas, 8,000 bus. oats, 5,000 bus. barley, 3,000 bus. rye, 1,000 bbls. flour, and 22,000 bus. corn held on account of one dealer in Chicago. These figures show a falling off from last year's returns; but from the very inadequate means of arriving at a correct estimate - there being no Board of Trade in Kingston to take any interest in such matters - it may be safely stated that the quantity of grain brought into market is very little short of that of last year. Berry & Co. have during the last winter sent forward several lots of flour, and most of the barley and rye taken in by dealers was sold here to brewers and distillers; the open weather prevailing in the fall also favored shipments. These facts will go far to account for the decrease in the quantity of grain in store.

In addition to Berry & Co's elevator, there will be at work here Chaffey's elevator at Doyle's wharf, and Holcomb & Cowan's at the west end of the harbor. Collectively they will be able to discharge 300,000 bus. a day - and under a press of business fully 75,000 bus. more.

Holcomb & Cowan will place on the river 28 barges with a total carrying capacity of 275,000 bus. In the upper lake trade they have three schooners carrying 30,000 bus., and the Prop. West, which has brought through the Welland Canal a cargo of 18,000 bus. The Prop. Brantford, strs. George Moffatt, Boston and Wellington, will form a freight line from Hamilton and Montreal, to which will be added the West, when not engaged in the Chicago trade. The large business done by this firm, and the energy of its managers, bespeak for it the continuance of an extensive transhipment business, which they have done much to re-establish and facilitate at this port....

p.3 Steam Yacht For Sale - To be sold by Auction, the steam yacht Fairy. The sale will take place on board, at the wharf at the foot of Clarence street, on Thursday, the 3d April, 1862, at noon. The Fairy was launched in June, 1860. She is built of oak in the strongest manner, 20 tons burthen; engine 6 horse power. Terms cash. J.G. Fortier, Auctioneer.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 27, 1862