The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1897

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p.1 Called To Prescott - On Saturday last John Donnelly, jr., was called to Prescott in the interests of owners of the steamers Colonial and C.A. Street, to make a survey of the corn which formed the cargoes of these steamers. The corn was laden at Chicago and upon arrival at Prescott was found to be in a damaged condition. The survey established the fact that the damage to the corn was not due to any fault or defect on the part of the vessels.



The schooner Nellie Hunter, Oswego, is in port with 375 tons of coal for Crawford & Co.

The steamer Ford, Duluth, is at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage with 27,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Rust, Toledo, is in port with 37,000 bushels of corn consigned to the M.T. Co.

The schooner Annandale, with 365 tons of coal, was unloaded in Belleville in fourteen and a half hours.

The Escanaba has been chartered to carry wheat from Chicago to Kingston at two and five-eighths cents a bushel.

The schooner Ballou, laden with 3,000 bushels of peas, consigned by Richardson & Son, is on her way down to Montreal.

The steamer Bannockburn and consort Melrose, Fort William, arrived in port last evening with 112,500 bushels of wheat consigned to the M.T. Co.

The tug Hall arrived from Montreal on Saturday, having in tow three light barges. She entered the government dry dock this morning for some necessary repairs.

The schooner Richards, consort of steamer Queen of the West, is at the M.T. Co.'s anchorage with 30,000 bushels of corn, consigned from Chicago. The steamer went on down to Prescott to unload.

The steamer St. Andrew has made ten trips between Fort William and Goderich with wheat owned by Richardson & Sons. From Goderich the wheat was distributed to various points, where it was made use of for flour purposes. In addition the St. Andrew made one trip to this port.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes cleared from Montreal today with 17,000 bushels of grain - 11,000 bushels of corn and 6,000 bushels of wheat - for New Glasgow, N.S. The grain was consigned by the firm of Richardson & Sons. Some weeks ago this schooner left this port with grain for New Glasgow, returning with pig iron. This was discharged at Montreal and now she is making her second trip to the same port.

Public Spirited Portsmouth.

The citizens of Portsmouth are determined to secure the erection of a grain elevator in their village, if public spiritedness can accomplish that object. Besides the bonus of $10,000 offerred by the village council, and another of $2,000 by the electric street railway company, a further sum of $10,000 will be raised, a resident of the village says, y 100 village property-holders, who will each give $100 towards accomplishing this object.



Conduct Of Board of Trade And City Council.

- a correspondent renews his opposition to the scheme of getting a second elevator

signed CONTRIBUTOR (1 1/2 columns)

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steambarge Maggie May and consorts will bring lumber from Ottawa to the city to be used in the construction of the Mooers' company elevator.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 9 Aug 1897