The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1897

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The Corporation of the Village of Portsmouth is prepared, subject to ratification by the ratepayers, to grant a bonus of ($10,000) ten thousand dollars to any party or parties willing to erect an Elevator of not less than 300,000 bushels capacity in the said Village. For further particulars apply to Jno. Fisher, Esq., Reeve, Portsmouth.

June 7, 1897. J.W. HENSTRIDGE, Acting Clerk.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - Some of the employees of the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company are to be "laid off" on June 30th, as the grain transhipping trade is slipping past to Prescott and Ogdensburg storage elevators. The company is busy there.


The schooner Katie Eccles, Colborne, is at the M.T. company's anchorage with 8,000 bushels of rye.

The steamers Bothnia and Niagara, Toledo, timber, are on their way down Lake Ontario, bound for Garden Island.

The steamer Saturn and consorts, Serpent River, timber, cleared the Welland canal today, bound for Collins Bay.

The tug Jessie Hall, with four grain laden barges, containing 100,000 bushels of grain, cleared today for Montreal.

The sloop Peruvian, of Kingston, took on a cargo of coal at Swift's wharf this morning and afterwards cleared with it for Smith's Falls.

The steamer Rosemount, Fort William, 63,400 bushels of wheat, arrived at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage last night. She was discharged today and cleared again for Fort William.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes arrived from Toledo last night with 17,000 bushels of corn, consigned to Richardson & Sons. She lightened 10,000 bushels here and proceeded to Montreal, where the 10,000 bushels will be reloaded, and the schooner will then start on her voyage to New Glasgow. She has a crew of seven, all told. She was provisioned here today for the trip.


Doing Excellent Work.

The dredge Rideau is doing excellent work on the Great Cataraqui river, between the city and Kingston Mills. The winter's work resulted in the granite being blasted out of the most troublesome part of the channel, that at the basket. Now eight feet of water is obtained there, greatly to the comfort of captains and pilots. The dredge is now working in shallow places between the Basket and Kingston Mills' locks, and before the season ends the channel from Belle Island to Kingston Millls will be dredged where necessary, but it is possible that the work may not be completed this year. Capt. James Yelland is in charge of the work, which is being effectively performed.

This Beats The Record.

The schooner Chevalier chartered by Capt. Booth to carry timber to Garden Island reached that port at two p.m. yesterday with a cargo of 16,000 feet of elm and ash from Toronto. She was unloaded and ready to set sail again at half-past five. This time beats all previous records and Capt. Booth thinks it is likely to remain unbeaten for a long time to come.

Snips - The sloop Osirus, with lumber and cement, cleared for Cardinal.

The steamer Niagara arrived at Garden Island this afternoon from Toledo with timber for the Calvin Co.

The sloop Peruvian, Trenton, after discharging a cargo of bunchwood, cleared light for the Bay of Quinte.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Jun 1897