The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1897

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The schooner Annie Falconer is laid up in Kingston until the fall trade opens.

The schooner Fleetwing is unloading a cargo of coal at Swift & Co.'s coal sheds.

The steamer Merritt, which ran on a shoal near Clayton on Saturday last, has had to go to Picton for repairs.

The steamers Ketchum and Arabian have been chartered to carry corn from Chicago to Kingston at 2 1/2 c. per bushel.

The steamer Myles arrived in this morning with 40,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William for James Richardson & Sons.

The schooner Lone Star, of Toronto, brought a cargo of cord wood to Craig's wharf from up the bay for the steamer Alexandria this morning.

W.J. Newman, steward of the R. & O. steamer Passport, has been transferred to a similar capacity on the Bohemian, running between Montreal and Brockville.

The sloop Idlewild arrived at Craig & Co.'s wharf this forenoon from down the river ports, with a cargo of sand, to be used in the building of the Mooers grain elevator.

The R. & O. steamer Corsican called at Swift's wharf this morning on her way to Brockville, where her passengers were transferred to the steamer Bohemian, the Corsican returning this afternoon.

The barges Thrush, Lapwing and Condor were loaded with grain at Ogdensburg on Thursday for the K. & M. forwarding company. The company is loading 300,000 bushels of grain every week at Ogdensburg.

The schooner Pilot arrived at Craig & Co.'s wharf this morning from Glenora with a cargo of sand, to be used in the building operations in connection with the erection of the new residence for the sisters of the Hotel Dieu.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Aug. 19th - Passed down: barge R. Watson, Grand Marais to Ogdensburg, lumber; Melbourne, Grand Marias to Ogdensburg, lumber; steamer Nipigon, Grand Marias to Ogdensburg, lumber; steamer Myles, Fort William to Kingston, general cargo.

Accident To An Architect - J.H. Tromanhauser, superintending erection of Mooers grain elevator, had foot crushed by one of the piles.

p.4 He Was Ejected - hotel runners being kicked off R. & O. steamers, resulting in court cases. [Montreal Herald]

p.5 A By-Law to raise by way of loan on the credit of the Debentures of the Municipality of the City of Kingston the sum of $35,000, and to grant the same in aid of the erection of a Grain Elevator in said city. (3 columns)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Aug 1897