The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1894

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The shovellers of the K. & M. F. Co. at Portsmouth made $30 apiece last week.

Fifty boats are tied up along the Buffalo docks for want of coal, due to the strike.

Col. Reynolds, of Toledo, will send 3,000,000 bushels of corn and 5,000,000 bushels of wheat to Europe this year. Kingston boats will handle the grain.

The Ogdensburg C. & T. Co. has purchased the barges Isaac Stephenson, Fred Carney, Henry Witbeck and Menominee for $50,000. The crafts will be put in the river coal trade.

At West Superior, Wis., the cargo record for wheat at the head of the lakes was broken when the C.S. Curry, drawing fourteen feet, three inches, steamed out for Buffalo with 115,000 bushels of wheat.

The Calvin company's first raft arrived in Quebec on Monday, making the trip from here in just one week. This is the first time that new timber from Lake Ontario ports via the St. Lawrence river has ever arrived in Quebec in the month of April.

The Collins Bay Rafting company's first raft, consisting of four drams, arrived from Toronto in tow of their tug Petrel, Saturday. This is the earliest raft that ever came down Lake Ontario. The first raft, consisting of thirteen drams, left, Saturday last, for Quebec in tow of the tug Petrel.

There was a debate, Monday, in the dominion house on the question of deepening the Canadian canal system so as to admit ocean steamships to the great lakes. Mr. Haggart, on behalf of the government, held out no hope of such a national undertaking, which would cost in the neighborhood of one hundred and fifty million dollars.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Weekly British Whig (Kingston, ON), 3 May 1894