The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1866

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p.3 The United States Wharf - Messrs. Anderson & Ford, occupants of the United States Wharf, do a very thriving business in the freight, passenger and forwarding line. Their dock is the centre for everything in this class, and attracts the whole of the American, with no inconsiderable portion of the Canadian steamboat trade with Kingston. They are the Agents of the American Express Line, Jacques, Tracy & Co.'s propellers and the steamer St. Helen, running from Trenton to Montreal, three most reliable steamboat connections. The business is not confined exclusively to these boats, for the Cape Vincent steamer Watertown starts from the dock two and three times a day, not forgetting the numerous steamers unconnected with any line, which stop here. A most important part of Messrs. Anderson & Ford's transactions is the transhipment and forwarding of grain to Montreal. The elevator Orb (new), is capable of elevating 1,000 bushels of grain per hour, and the carrying capacity of their standard barges is 100,000 bushels. The forwarding of grain is a business in itself. The warehouses on the United States Wharf are the most commodious in the city, and include a Custom's warehouse, to receive goods landed from the American steamers. Messrs. Anderson & Ford also carry on Agencies at the Wharf, for two trans-Atlantic steamship lines, for the Queen (Fire, Life and Annuities) and British America (Marine Branch,) Insurance Companies. There can be no delay in forwarding freight east or west from the Wharf, as steamers arrive daily either way. The dock is in close proximity to the Grand Trunk Railway Depot, and on that account there is little difficulty in transferring freight to and from the Depot, as the case may be. Though the boats have not yet got well started, the business is commencing with good grace, and Messrs. Anderson & Ford, with forwarders generally, can expect a flourishing business this season, to repay them for past bad seasons.

-Kingston Commerce and Marine - steamer Ranger launched from Marine Railway; str. Pierrepont hauled out.

-Steamer Algoma - refitted, to leave for Sault.

-New Steamer - Mr. Mabee of Colborne has purchased steamer Bruce.

-Imports - 20.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Apr 1866