The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1897

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The barge Lucy is at Napanee loading oats and barley for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Pilot cleared this morning for Trenton to load wheat for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared yesterday for Charlotte to load coal for the M.T. Co.

Capt. Gilbertson, late of the dredge 9, Goderich, has been appointed diver at the Sault locks.

The sloop Maggie L. cleared for Wolfe Island this morning to load oats for Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Nellie Hunter arrived this morning from Oswego with 375 tons of coal for Crawford & Co.

The barge Arnoldi is loading 14,000 bushels of peas at Richardson & Sons' elevator for Montreal.

The tug being built at Goderich for Arnoldi's dredge was launched last week. It was called the Sandford.

The steamer Ocean called at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning for Montreal, also steamer Melbourne from Toledo.

The tug Thomson arrived last evening from Montreal with two light barges and cleared again with four grain laden.

The steamers Clinton, Rosemount, schooners Lisgar, Grimsby, Emerald, light, passed up through the Welland canal yesterday.

The schooner Lone Star will bring 90,000 feet of lumber from Trenton for the McRossie estate. She carries about 30,000 feet in a load.

The steamer Nicaragua with consorts Grampion, Paisley and Law, after discharging at the M.T. Co.'s elevators, cleared, light, this morning for upper lake ports.

p.5 By-Law - to raise by way of loan on the credit of the debentures of the Municipality of the City of Kingston the sum of $25,000, and to grant the same in aid of the erection of a Grain Elevator in said city. (3 full columns)



The council of the board of trade met this forenoon, president Chadwick in the chair and these members present: R.J. Carson, John Hewton, W.B. Dalton, G. Richardson, John Gaskin.

The request of H. Mooers, that the board assist in an endeavor to secure the government dry dock site on which to erect the proposed grain elevator was taken up and caused a somewhat heated discussion which was ended by the adoption of the following resolution, moved and seconded by J. Gaskin and L.B. Spencer:

"Being informed that the promoters of the proposed elevator company have applied to the dominion government for the use of the government dry dock site on which to build their elevator, and this council having examined said site, be it resolved:

"That in the opinion of this council, it would be unwise to grant said site to the company, for the following reasons: There is a frontage of only 145 feet, on which to make boats fast; the modern lake vessel trading here, is 250 feet long, and if an elevator were built there, such vessels when unloading would completely block the entrance to the dry-dock, and greatly hamper the proper working of a government work which cost nearly $500,000, and would deprive the dock of its only sufficient frontage to make fast to when waiting to be docked; large vessels entering the harbor on the government ranges in the deep water channel, run close to the dock property, and the elevator would, if vessels were moored to it, spoil this channel; there are several sites along the water front that would meet the requirements of the company, and that can be secured at a reasonable price, and we consider it would be unfair to grant the dry-dock site while these sites lie vacant;

"And be it further resolved, that copies of this resolution be sent to the minister of public works at Ottawa and to B.M. Britton, Q.C., M.P."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 May 1897