The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ahnapee Record (Algoma, WI), Thursday, Sept. 30, 1875, page 8

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FIRST CARGO OF GRAIN. - Every era has a beginning. A new era in the history of Ahnapee dates from Friday last, when the schooner Glen Cuyler cleared this port with a cargo of wheat for the Conway Bros. It was the first cargo of grain every shipped from the port, and the present season is the first in which any considerable surplus of grain has been raised in the region tributary to this market. Hitherto the farming community hereabouts has found ample employment in providing means of subsistence and in clearing the land for future productiveness. The latter object has been attained to an extent that is truly surprising, and its realization has come upon us almost with the suddenness of thought. Instead of empty streets and stores and the prevailing dullness of the past, our thoroughfares are now thronged with teams, and business is brisk. It is not a momentary flush of excitement that causes the change. There is every indication that it will be permanent. Opinions are various as to the amount of grain that will be marketed here the present season ranging from a hundred and fifty to two hundred and fifty thousand bushels. The quality of the grain is excellent, except for the small portion that sustained injury from the wet weather. There is one point, however, upon which a few of the large producers and more of the small ones, seem to be inexcusably negligent - that is in cleaning the grain. Damage by the elements is unavoidable, but for depreciation in value arising from negligence in cleaning the farmer has only himself to blame.


THE GRAIN TRADE. - The Messrs. Conway and J. E. Darbellay are driving a brisk business in the purchase of grain. The highest market price, in cash, is paid for all that comes along.

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... the Glen Cuyler, with wheat for Conway Bros., cleared this port during the week.

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Fred Neuschel
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Ahnapee Record (Algoma, WI), Thursday, Sept. 30, 1875, page 8