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

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The Elevator Scheme.

A meeting of the sub-committee of the elevator committee was told last evening in the mayor's office to consider the negative answer of Hugh McLennan to the city's proposition to take $50,000 worth of stock in an elevator if built and operated by a company formed by the above named gentleman. The sub-committee will recommend to the full committee that the city council be asked to submit a by-law to the people authorizing the council to offer a straight bonus of $25,000, free site and exemption from taxation for ten or twenty years to any person or persons building and operating a 500,000 bushel public elevator here. A meeting of the joint committee has been called for this afternoon to consider the matter.



Arrivals and Departures of Craft During The Past Week.

Arrivals - str. Glengarry and consorts, Fort William, 86,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Katie Eccles, Colborne, 4,500 bushels of peas; str. King Ben, Montreal, light; sloop Monitor, Napanee, 1,800 bushels peas; schr. Fisher, Belleville, 5,000 bushels of peas; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, 1,000 bushels of peas; schr. Ballou, Wellington, 3,500 bushels of peas; schr. Fleetwing, Charlotte, 350 tons coal; schr. Fabiola, Charlotte, 350 tons coal; schr. Burton, Fairhaven, 300 tons coal; schr. Echo, South Bay, 3,100 bushels of peas; schr. Two Brothers, Colborne, 5,000 bushels of peas; schr. Kate, South Bay, 3,000 bushels of peas; schr. Annie Minnes, Oswego, coal; schr. Annandale, Charlotte, coal; schr. Collier, Charlotte, coal; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Fort William, 16,500 bushels wheat; schr. Suffel, Port Colborne, 30,000 bushels of wheat; str. Bannockburn and consorts, Fort William, 165,000 bushels of wheat; sloop Madcap, Simcoe Island, 2,000 bushels of peas; str. St. Andrew, Fort William, 37,000 bushels of wheat; str. Tilley, Duluth, ?,500 bushels of wheat; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, 1,200 bushels of peas; str. Marion, Chicago, 40,000 bushels of corn.

Departures - str. Glengarry and consorts, light, Fort William; schr. Fabiola, light, Oswego; schr. Katie Eccles, Colborne, light; schr. Pilot, Picton, wheat; sloop Laura D., Glenora, wheat; sloop Idlewild, Glenora, 1,000 bushels of wheat; schr. Fisher, Belleville, light; str. King Ben, Belleville, light; schr. Kate, South Bay, light; schr. Queen of the Lakes, Pelee Island, light; schr. Ballou, Picton, light; sloop Dandy, Smith's Falls, 2,000 bushels of wheat; str. Bannockburn, Fort William, light; str. St. Andrew, Fort William, light; str. Tilley, Montreal, light; sloop Idlewild, Wolfe Island, light.

p.3 Port Milford, Oct. 20th - ...The schrs. Echo and Kate took a consignment of peas from here last week. Schr. Nellie Hunter (laying in bay for a couple of weeks) cleared yesterday for Charlotte to carry coal down the river. The transport Ripple arrived Saturday with a load of horses and left for Main Duck on Monday with cattle.

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