The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1896

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Electric Lighted, Steam Heated.

Leaves Craig & Co.'s Wharf Mondays at 8 o'clock p.m. for Montreal and way ports, shooting St. Lawrence Rapids, remains over one and a half days in Montreal.

Returning arrives in Kingston Fridays, 9 o'clock p.m., and leaves for Charlotte via Bay of Quinte and Murray Canal Saturday Morning, at 1:30.

For tickets and other information apply to

W.G. Craig & Co., Agents.



The schr. Dunn, Kingston to Toledo, light, cleared the Welland canal today.

The tugs Hall and Walker arrived up from Montreal this morning with seven barges, light.

The schr. Annie Falconer is unloading at Swift's wharf, a cargo of coal, brought from Oswego, N.Y.

The str. Algonquin, wheat laden, from Fort William for this port, cleared the Welland canal today.

Grain charters: str. Denver, Chicago to Kingston, corn at 2 7/8c.; str. Monteagle, Duluth to Kingston, wheat at 4 3/4c.

The strs. Ocean and Persia called at Craig & Co.'s wharf. The Persia had a goodly number of passengers on board.

The str. Pueblo arrived from Chicago this morning with 61,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. Co. She was all discharged by noon.

The str. St. Lawrence is greatly improved in appearance by the repairs she has undergone, and will commence her regular season on Monday next.

The str. Bannockburn, with consorts Winnipeg, Selkirk and Melrose, arrived this morning with a quarter million - 225,000 - bushels of wheat. The tow is from Fort William and presented quite an imposing appearance as it entered the harbor this morning.

"Kingston would be booming if we had two or three such tows entering the harbor every day, instead of only one coming in occasionally," remarked a citizen this morning as he pointed to the steamer Bannockburn with her three big consorts loaded to the gunwale with grain. "Some years ago, when it was attempted to erect a grain elevator here, the cry arose that it was for the benefit of the M.T. Co. The scheme dropped through and Prescott took it up, erecting a suitable elevator, with the result that two out of every three grain-laden vessels passing through the Soo and Welland canals are consigned to Prescott. Kingston gets only an odd vessel and Ogdensburg gets the remainder. I tell you it was a sad mistake Kingston made when it allowed such a good scheme as the erecting of a grain elevator to slip through its hands."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1896