The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1896

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p.1 General Paragraphs - There was 1,500 bushels of damaged wheat in the cargo of the str. Rosemount. Richardson & Sons purchased the grain for 10 1/2 cents. They will ship it to the other side. The Rosemount made the last trip without her forward hold being sheeted. This is now being attended to, as well as a number of rivets which leaked. As soon as these repairs are completed the steamer will make another trip.

A Yachting Smoker - held at Kingston yacht club - attendees and programme discussed.


The joint committee of the board of trade and the city council met in the mayor's office, yesterday afternoon, to discuss the elevator scheme. It was first decided that an elevator was necessary in Kingston and Capt. Gaskin gave the members to understand that if such an institution was not established here the removal of the M.T. Co. down the river would mean a loss to Kingston in population of at least 2,500 people. Some of those present thought a bonus to a company to build an elevator would carry with the people, while others took a different view. The question of the size of the proposed elevator could not be determined. It had been suggested by forwarding men, however, that a 500,000 bushel elevator would do on the start, machinery being placed in it to run a 1,000,000 bushel elevator if the demand required it later on. A committee of the mayor, Alds. Redden, Hewton and Messrs. R.J. Carson, John McKelvey and John Carson was appointed to make further inquiries into the matter so that the joint committee might know who would take stock if a public elevator was built.

Another meeting will be called in a few days.



The schr. Fleetwing is expected in today from Oswego with coal.

The schr. Fleetwing is windbound at Oswego. She is bound for Swift & Co.

The str. Rosemount had to have some rivetting done before she could proceed on her trip up the lake.

J. Evans will be made first engineer of the str. Bannockburn next year. Engineer Thurston will go on the str. Rosemount.

The str. Corsican, which passed down this morning, will only go as far as Brockville, where her passengers will be transferred.

Passed Port Colborne, down - Steamers Topeka, Pueblo, Ketcham; barge Churchill, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Owen, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Niko, Cadillac, Chicago to Prescott; Wilhelm and barge, Duluth to Kingston, wheat; schr. Hanscombe to Ogdensburg, wheat.

The str. Ocean, aground at the end of Presque Isle, was liberated at noon yesterday. Part of her cargo, consisting of apples, flour and rags, was transferred to the barge Waterlily and afterwards reloaded into the steamer in the Murray canal. The Ocean left the canal at 7:30 p.m. and arrived in Kingston at 4:30 o'clock this morning. She cleared for Montreal. The steamer was not injured.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Sep 1896