The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1858

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p.2 We understand that a prospectus in in course of preparation for the organization of a company to erect an elevator in connection with a forwarding company to receive grain from vessels descending the lakes and transfer into barges to be forwarded on to its destination. The advantages to the business of this port are obvious, if transhipment can be effected here, and the prospects are not all unfavorable. Ocean steam navigation between Montreal and the British ports is becoming more frequent, and is likely to be considerably increased in the year 1859. The steamships must have at least weekly return cargoes, and this will give employment to a large number of vessels on the lakes to provide them with freight. The speediest and cheapest method of carrying produce to the tide water will therefore obviously be more beneficial both to our own port and to the St. Lawrence route. It is asserted that by the means now proposed a saving of two cents per bushel can be effected in the transit between Kingston and Montreal, and this is a most important item. The company is proposed to be made up of 1000 shares at $20 each, which can doubtless readily be obtained. The plan will shortly be matured, and the public can then judge of its claims on their estimation. [News]

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Sep 1858