The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1897

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Tilley is expected at the M.T. Co.'s wharf this afternoon carrying 40,000 bushels of wheat from Toledo.

The steamer Monteagle arrived in at the M.T. Co.'s wharf this morning with 49,000 bushels of corn from Chicago.

To Vote On The Question - report of special elevator committee reported to city council; public vote on granting a bonus to transportation company will be held on Sept. 15th. (full column)

p.4 Alderman Mooers this morning stated that, in his opinion, the scheme to secure a $35,000 bonus by the M.T. company was devised with the primary object of injuring the Mooers' elevator company.

The steamer Arundell called at Swift's wharf this morning with a large number of passengers from Alexandria Bay.

Called at Swift's wharf today: R. & O. steamer Spartan, from Toronto for Montreal; Algerian, from Montreal to Toronto; Hamilton, from Hamilton to Montreal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 16th - Down: steamer Morley, Chicago to Kingston, corn; barge Morani, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Rugee, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Escanaba, Chicago to Ogdensburg, wheat; steamer Pueblo, Toledo to Prescott, corn; steamer Iona, Toledo to Ogdensburg, wheat; steamer Pickands, Detroit to Prescott, rye; steamer Melbourne, Toledo to Montreal, general cargo; schooner Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer Aztec, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; barge Gapotic, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Monteagle, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Tilley, Toledo to Kingston, wheat.

Port Colborne, Aug. 16th - Down - steamers Denver, Chicago to Oswego, barley; Rosedale, Calumet to Prescott, corn; Servia and Owen, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

A Steamer Detained.

There was excitement in Richelieu & Ontario navigation circles in Montreal on Sunday when one of the steamers bound from Toronto had been detained in the canal by the Ontario provincial authorities on the ground that it was in contravention to the Sabbath observance act of the province which strongly prohibits all manner of work on the Lord's day. After considerable trouble and telegraphing Mr. Gildersleeve, the general manager, succeeded in getting the boat through after a two hours' detention. [Montreal Witness]

Still At The Wharf.

No orders have yet been received from the headquarters of the R. & O. company relative to the disposition that is to be made of the steamer Passport. The vessel still lies at Swift's wharf, and the members of her crew who were not called to Montreal are still aboard, wondering what is to be done with them for the remainder of the season.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Aug 1897