The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1897

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The steamer Glengarry arrived today from Charlotte, with coal for the M.T. Co.

The steamer Myles is expected at Richardson & Sons' wharf today with a cargo of wheat from Fort William.

The steamer Katahdin arrived at the M.T. Co.'s wharf this morning, from Chicago, with 73,000 bushels of wheat.

The tug Thomson reached the M.T. Co.'s wharf today with three barges, light, in tow. She left this afternoon for Montreal, towing five grain-laden barges.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Aug. 17th - Passed down: steamer Prince, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Argo, Chicago to Prescott, corn. The schooner Antelope left here this morning, but had to return to harbor, the wind blowing strong from the westerly direction.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 17th - Passed down: steamer Saturn, Ontonagon to Kingston, timber; schooner St. Louis, Ontonagon to Kingston, timber; steamer Erin, Chicago to Prescott, corn; schooner Danforth, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Kathadin, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; steamer J.R. Langdon, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer Denver, Chicago to Oswego, barley; steamer Rosedale, Calomette to Prescott, corn; steamer Servia, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; barge F.D. Owens, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; steamer H.R. James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Canada Holds The Trump.

When it comes to blocking channels as a means of retaliation, Canada has most of the best points in her own possession. Had she possession of the lower end of the St. Clair canal, as she wants, the entire American lake carrying trade, except that part trading between Lakes Superior and Michigan, would be at her mercy. [Oswego Palladium]

p.6 Clearances from port: schooner Acacia, Oswego, light; schooner Nellie Hunter, Fairhaven, light; tug Bronson, Montreal, barges grain laden; tug Thomson, barges grain laden; schooner Fabiola, Oswego, light; propeller Myles, Toledo, light; propeller Monteagle, Oswego, to load coal. Arrivals: prop. Glengarry, Oswego, coal.

Dry Dock Tariff.

The new dry dock tariff is: Vessels up to 200 tons, $20 every day; over 200 and up to 500 tons, 10 cents per ton for the first day and $20 for each following day; over 500 tons, 10 cents per ton for the first day and 3 1/2 cents per ton for every day after. This reduction will prove a good thing for owners of large boats.

Inspecting The Barges.

Hugh McLennan, president of the M.T. company; G.M. Kinghorn, secretary, and D.G. Thomson, superintendent of the same company, are in the city today to inspect the two new steel barges being built at the locomotive works, and the composite barge in course of construction in the company's own shipyard here.

Mr. McLennan declines to be interviewed on the question of the proposed grain elevator, for which a bonus of $35,000 is to be offered.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 18 Aug 1897