The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1893

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p.1 General Paragraphs - Manager Steward, of the K. & M. forwarding company, received a telegram from Ogdensburg that the elevators were full and business was blocked. The M.T. company has over a million bushels stored there.

Incidents - Captain Crawford of the schr. Grantham says some vessels are being delayed at Charlotte thirteen days waiting for cargoes of hard coal. There is plenty of soft coal, but the demand for hard coal far exceeds the supply. The numerous strikes in the mines of late are one of the causes.


There are a couple more of the M.T. Co.'s barges to be docked at Davis' for repairs.

The improvements to the Gordon will amount to $400. The repairs are now going on.

The str. Algerian went down the river this morning with seventy-five passengers.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Toledo entered Davis' dry-dock this morning for a general overhauling.

Arrivals: prop. Monteagle, Chicago, 50,000 bush. corn; schr. Fabiola, Charlotte, coal; str. Noltec (sic), Chicago, 38,000 bush. wheat.

Clearances: scow Carleton, Cape Vincent, sand; prop. Niagara, Oswego, light; schr. Fleetwing, Sodus Point; schr. Marsh, Chicago.

The str. Owen Sound may be obliged to lay up. Her hands, with the exception of officers, were paid off last night. The steamer will take a cargo of grain if she can get it.

The S.S. Bannockburn is in the dry-dock. She is being united under the direction of R. Charlton. All the riveters in the city will be hired and the work will be completed in about two weeks.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 23 Aug 1893