The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1894

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p.2 How Our Grain Travels - Why does so large a proportion of Manitoba wheat find its way to Europe via American ports? J.B. Campbell of Montreal gives his views in a letter to the Globe - there are only 12 vessels flying the dominion flag exclusively engaged in grain business; these 12 are relied on to carry 16,000,000 to 20,000,000 bushels of wheat to Montreal; foreign vessels coming to Fort William must carry their grain to Buffalo, from where it is shipped to New York - more details.



The schr. Fleetwing is in from Charlotte with a load of coal.

The M.T. Co.'s new schooner Dunmore will cost about $30,000.

The str. D.D. Calvin will go into the government dry-dock for repairs.

Capt. Ira Folger has sold the scow Edith to Albert Root, of Rockport.

The prop. Bannockburn is expected here on Sunday night or Monday morning.

Capt. T. Donnelly returned from the west today. He inspected the government cruiser Bayfield.

The tugs Active and Thompson cleared with six barges for Oswego, this morning, to load coal for Montreal.

There is a lot of grain up west that has not yet been shipped down the lakes. It will be held over till next year, when better prices are expected.

When the improvements are made to the str. Maud she will be able to run fifteen miles an hour and carry as many passengers as the str. Islander.

The schr. Suffel has been expected in from Hamilton for the past three or four days, but has not yet arrived. She has been held back by the big winds on the lake.

G.H. McKinley, Clayton, N.Y., principal owner of the schr. Hartford, says no efforts will be made to raise the vessel this fall, but it will be raised in the spring.

The str. Glengarry and consort sheltered at Port Colborne on Wednesday from the westerly gale. The wind went down last night and the steamer expected to leave for the west.

The storm signals were up today. The big drum is on top with cone inverted below, indicating a gale of not less than thirty-five miles an hour in the district in which the signals are displayed.

The schr. S.H. Dunn arrived from Toledo yesterday with timber for Garden Island. This is the ninth trip to Toledo Capt. Dix has made this season. Last year he made eight trips but had to lay up about three weeks before this time. The Dunn has had a good season and was one of the few vessels that made money. She will be laid up for the winter.

The schr. W.Y. Emery, Toronto, was towed into port by the str. Pierrepont on Friday. The vessel was picked up in the channel off the harbor. The Emery is one of the small vessels that will suffer pretty heavily on account of Wednesday night's gale. She took on a cargo of coal at Oswego for Toronto, and left early Wednesday morning. The same night she was caught in a heavy gale opposite Whitby, and before many hours had elapsed was left at the mercy of the winds. Her foresail and topsail were torn in shreds, while her main sail was ripped in several places. The main boom was snapped in twain and the vessel drifted with the wind. A wind down the lake brought her into Kingston. The Emery is owned by Capt. Ure, of Toronto. She was formerly owned by Capt. Savage. The vessel was not insured as at this season of the year insurance companies will not take risks. Oldrieve & Horn took measurements for new sails this morning where they were needed.

Falling Off In Receipts - Buffalo, N.Y., Nov. 2nd - It is now certain that this season will go on record as a dull one so far as lake receipts are concerned. With few exceptions receipts at this port show a remarkable falling off compared with the preceeding two years. The only redeeming features in the grain trade thus far has been flour, which exceeds all previous records by over a million barrels. Lumber receipts show a decrease of 34,000,000 feet. There is, however, a large increase in the receipts of shingles. The receipts of iron ore exceed those of 1893 by 20,000 tons; coal shipments are away behind last year.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Nov 1894