The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1897

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p.1 Sports - Sanford C. Calvin's new yacht to be named Blizzard; Kingston vs. Cape Vincent for Walker cup to be raced on Feb. 9th.

We Will Have An Elevator - Edwin Mooers of Duluth, son of ald. Mooers, will build an elevator of 500,000 bushel capacity here.

p.4 General Paragraphs - Workmen are engaged in making certain repairs to the schr. S.H. Dunn. Capt. Six intends to be ready for navigation just as soon as the canals open.

Feb. 2, 1897

p.1 Incidents of the Day - The new boilers of the North King have been lowered into position in the hold of the vessel. It was a week yesterday that the work began, and the task was completed this morning.



And The Elevator Is Likely To Be Built.


From Macdonnell & Farrell, enclosing letter of Edwin Mooers, of Duluth, accepting city's offer for the erection of a 500,000 bushel grain elevator, to wit: a bonus of $25,000 and exemption from taxes, except school taxes, for ten years, and if legislative sanction can be obtained, for a further period of ten years. Mr. Mooers states that he is prepared to go on at once with the work of erecting such grain elevator and to operate it when completed.

Moved by Ald. Donnelly, seconded by Ald. Elliott, and resolved, that the offer of mr. Mooers be accepted, subject to the approval of the qualified electors and of the Ontario legislature, and that the city solicitor be instructed to apply to the Ontario legislature for power to submit to the qualified electors a by-law granting $25,000, and exemption for ten years, and to prepare the same in accordance with a resolution passed by this council on Nov. 30th, 1896, and that the mover and seconder, with Alds. Richardson, Carson, Livingstone, Ryan and Stewart, be a committee to co-operate with the city solicitor and report to this council. Carried.

Feb. 3, 1897

p.1 Giving Kingston Firms A Chance - Capt. Gaskin returned to the city this morning after having made an extended western trip on business connected with the building of the M.T. Co.'s new steel barge. He has received a good many tenders for the construction of the vessel, but he says his intention is to give local firms a show if they can do the work.

The captain says that the Bertram shipbuilding company, Toronto, is building four steel barges for the Prescott elevator company, and that a Montreal firm is building two others for the same concern, which will thus put six extra vessels in commission next season.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Feb 1897