The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1897

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The tug Walker arrived from Montreal last night with four light barges.

The sloop Laura D., Wolfe Island, is in port with 3,500 bushels of peas and oats consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The sloop Madcap, Wolfe Island, arrived this morning with 3,000 bushels of wheat consigned to Richardson & Sons.

The steamer Bothnia, Chicago, arrived in port last night with 43,000 bushels of corn consigned to the M.T. company.

The steamer St. Andrew, Fort William, arrived this morning with 37,000 bushels of wheat consigned to Richardson & Sons. She is being discharged at the M.T. Co.'s elevators.

The tug Active cleared yesterday with two grain laden barges, exchanging on the river with the tug Thomson and returning with three light barges. She cleared today for Oswego with two light barges to load coal.

The steamer St. Andrews arrived in port this morning having aboard 37,000 bushels of new Manitoba wheat. Inspector McNeill reports it to be of very fine quality, weighing sixty-two pounds to the bushel, or two pounds over weight. It is the first consignment of new wheat to reach this port.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 24th - Down: steamer J.J. Hall, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Elfinmere, Chicago to Prescott, corn; steamer Peshtigo, Emerson to Ogdensburg, lumber; steamer Tecumseh, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; barge J.I. Case, Toledo to Collins Bay, timber; steamer Pueblo, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; steamer St. Andrews, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer Topeka, Chicago to Oswego, corn.

Port Dalhousie, Sept. 24th - Down: steamers Topeka, Chicago to Oswego, corn; Tilley, Detroit to Prescott, rye; barge Merritt, Fort William to Kingston, wheat; steamer M.M. Drake, Duluth to Prescott, wheat; Colonial, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Rosedale, Fort William to Prescott, wheat.

Viewed The Site.

Yesterday afternoon the members of the city council, with one or two exceptions, took a trip through the harbor on the tug Active to view the site asked for by the M.T. company officials on which to build their elevator. The company desires to erect its elevator beyond the long wharf at the foot of Queen street. It will extend out 320 feet from the end of the wharf. This will leave over 700 feet between the channel, as followed by keeping the range lights in line, and the outer end of the elevator. It was shown that the concession would not in any way interfere with craft passing through the Cataraqui bridge.

p.8 Wants To Build The Other - the firm of architects and builders working on Mooers' elevator would like to get contract for M.T. elevator.

General Paragraphs - The steamer Orion is in the government dry dock receiving slight repairs.

In the action brought by the owners of the steamship Baltic against the Alliance insurance company, the jury decided that the different insurance companies were liable to the amount of $12,000.

Seized and Heavily Fined.

Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 25th - The Canadian tug Tetiaken, of Sarnia, was seized by deputy collector Gleeson for a violation of the United States shipping laws, and a fine of $1,500 was imposed. The fine was paid under protest, and the case will at once be appealed to Washington.

The offence was neglecting to report her arrival and clearance here on the 19th inst. The captain claims he did not understand that it was necessary to do so, and further, that he was advised to that effect by a local customs official. The official in question, however, denies such to be the case. The boat is owned by Paul Jones and others of Sarnia.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Sep 1897