The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1897

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p.1 Reminiscences of Kingston - steamers Frontenac, Charlotte and Dalhousie briefly mentioned. [Rockwood Review]

Won't Insure "Pin Flats."

Toronto, May 4th - The insurance companies chartered in Canada have decided not to insure barges known as "pin flats" carrying grain. The "pin flats" carrying grain between Prescott and Montreal have a total carrying capacity of 500,000 bushels. If the "pin flats" are excluded the grain will have to be taken to Montreal by railway, which, it is claimed, would mean making the St. Lawrence route prohibitory and would drive the grain trade to Buffalo.



The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared yesterday for Toledo to load corn for James Richardson & Sons.

The tug Active, with three light barges, cleared for Prescott last night to load wheat for Montreal.

Repairs to the steamer Bannockburn are being done under the superintendency of R. Charlton and W. Nicholson.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Acadia is now in Davis' dry-dock having repairs added. This is one of the barges that was injured near Rockport last week.

The steamer Persia arrived at Craig's wharf this morning on her first trip this season from Toronto to Montreal. She carried a heavy cargo of freight and a few passengers.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort, timber-laden from Marquette, and steamer Rosemount, Fort William, grain laden, passed through the Welland canal yesterday and are due to arrive here tonight.

The Kingston and Montreal forwarding company has found its fleet of barges inadequate to meet the demands made upon the company and the schooner Grantham has been chartered to assist in carrying grain. She is now doing that work.

Clearances from Richardson & Sons' elevator: Sloops Laura D., light, Wellington, to load buckwheat ; Maggie L., light, Consecon, to load buckwheat; Madcap, light, Napanee, to load buckwheat; schooner Pilot, Bay of Quinte ports, to load buckwheat.

Yacht Racing Is Revived - a.g.m. at Kingston yacht club. (full column)

p.4 Want Kingston Flyers - Royal Canadian yacht club, Toronto, would like Kingston yachts to race there to help pick a defender for the Seawanhawka cup.

Wind Wafts - Called at Craig & Co.'s wharf: steamer Alexandria, Charlotte; steamer Persia, Toronto.

p.6 Thousand Island Park - May 3rd - It was quite a surprise to many to look out on the river last Tuesday morning and see several vessels ashore, viz., the steamer Rosedale and three barges belonging to the M.T. company, of Kingston. They all lie quite close together on different islands and shoals opposite here. The Rosedale freed herself on Tuesday evening and left for Kingston, and the last of the barges was lightened and released on Wednesday morning.....The sloop Dolphin and Flying Cloud are kept busily engaged in carrying building material for the various contractors.

Grain Elevator Committee - has not wasted a moment, according to Ald. Donnelly, chairman.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 May 1897