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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 4 Jun 1897

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The schooner Kate cleared today for Oswego to load coal for Crawford & Co.

The tug Jessie Hall cleared last evening for Montreal with two grain laden barges.

The sloop Laura D. is at Richardson & Sons' elevator with 2,600 bushels of oats, picked up at bay ports.

The sloop Madcap, Bay of Quinte ports, is in port with 2,700 bushels of oats, consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Servia and consort Moravia, Duluth, grain laden for this port, passed through the Welland canal today.

The steamer Lake Michigan, from Wallaceburg to Montreal with a general cargo, called at Gunn's wharf this morning.

Nearly all the M.T. Co.'s tugs and barges are employed in the carrying of grain from Prescott and Ogdensburg to Montreal.

The schooner Fleetwing cleared from Swift's wharf last evening for Charlotte, N.Y., to bring back a cargo of coal for James Swift & Co.

The schooner Pilot, from Picton and Bay of Quinte ports, arrived this morning with 2,000 bushels of oats consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Princess Louise towed the steamer Valeria up from Gananoque yesterday. Some of the machinery in the Valeria got out of kilter.

The schooner Eliza Fisher, of Port Hope, is anchored off Swift's dock and will go to the "spile" dock today to take on a cargo of lumber for Oswego, N.Y.

Incidents - Capt. Hemans, Oswego, purposes raising the steamer Oconto, which sank at Rock Island, in the river St. Lawrence, eleven years ago. The insurance companies gave up all attempts at raising her, and Capt. Hemans has purchased the steamer from the companies at a nominal figure. He thinks he has a treasure in his possession. (line unreadable)

p.4 The Elevator Question - another letter asking why more isn't done to secure the grain trade - signed "One Who Wants To See An Elevator Here.

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