The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1897

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Plenty Of Grain Going East.

The steamer Omaha passed here on her way to Ogdensburg with 60,000 bushels of wheat consigned to the Kingston and Montreal forwarding company. This company has now 400,000 bushels lying in the Ogdensburg elevator and 300,000 waiting at that port to be elevated into the storehouse. During August the K. & M. Forwarding Co. passed through one and one quarter million bushels of grain and last month one million bushels. Had Kingston's elevators been ready they would have had the transhipment of this grain.

Three Quarters of a Million.

Those who supported the last bonus bylaw wear a broad smile today. The directors of the Montreal transportation company have resolved to build an elevator of 750,000 bushels capacity though the by-law calls for only 500,000 bushels of storage room. The wharf and water privileges of the Messrs. Donoghue have been purchased for $9,000, a big price, and the council will be asked for permission to extend an elevator pier as far out as the present M.T. company dock. There can be no objection to this. The company now possess three wharves and will have the most valuable marine property in Ontario when the elevator is built. They have treated the citizens handsomely in their preparations for the new extensions.

Nearly Completed - One of the M.T. Co.'s new steel barges, being built at the locomotive works, is nearly completed. Workmen are now waiting on angle iron. It is only necessary to place her cabin in position before launching. Both barges will be carrying grain to Montreal this fall.

p.4 Wind Wafts - The steamer Inter-Ocean left the dry dock last night for Chicago.

p.8 General Paragraphs - The schooner Pilot, Bay of Quinte ports, arrived this morning with 2,500 bushels of barley for Richardson & Sons. The sloop Madcap is also in port with 1,500 bushels of barley, picked up at bay ports.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Oct 1897