The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1891

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Clearances: schr. Eliza Fisher, Bay of Quinte, for barley; schr. Julia, Oswego, rye.

Capt. Booth raised two barges from the slip at the foot of West street. He will ask the council for compensation.

Arrivals: schr. John McBride, Gananoque, oats; str. Rideau Belle, Portland; str. Persia, St. Catharines; schr. Minnedosa, Charlotte, coal.

The water in the Morrisburg canal was seven feet two inches on the sills, on Monday, and the river rose sufficiently to enable the barges which have been detained at Prescott, on account of low water, to pass down.

On Tuesday morning the str. Africa, with the barge Jessie Breck in tow, left for Bath. When they reached that port they were unable to tie up in consequence of the heavy gale, and remained anchored in the bay all day.

A year ago the engines of the steamer Spartan were compounded. They did not work satisfactorily during the summer months and when she was laid up this fall, further improvements were made. Yesterday afternoon she made a trial trip to Bath and returned. Her machinery worked as smoothly as could be expected.

The Rebates Are Sought

The Ogdensburg Transit Co., handling grain for Montreal, is preparing to push its case against the Canadian government before the commission on reciprocal trade between the United States and Canada. The grievance is the alleged discrimination in collecting canal tolls on grain destined for export via Montreal, transhipped at Ogdensburg, while no tolls are exacted where the grain is transhipped at Kingston. The Kingston and Montreal Forwarding Co. is especially interested. This company does a great deal of freighting for the Ogdensburg Transit Co. Fully 1,000,000 bushels of grain for Montreal was transhipped at Ogdensburg, and this grain had to pay the full tolls through the Welland and St. Lawrence canals. The rebate of tolls on this grain would amount to fully $10,000, and these rebates the dominion government have been asked to allow as they did last year.

p.4 Westport - Nov. 10th - The str. Olive made her last trip today.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Nov 1891