The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1897

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John Marks is getting out a new mast for the schooner Pilot.

The schooner Mary cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The barge Adele is loading 25,000 bushels of oats at Richardson & Sons' elevator.

The tug Walker with three light barges cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for the M.T. Co.

The firm of Richardson & Sons have purchased a half interest in the sloop Maggie L., Capt. J. LaRush being owner of the other half-interest.

The Donnelly wrecking company is meeting with success in raising the barge Jennie Matthews at Brockville. The depth of water in the hold has been decreased ten feet and shovellers are taking out quantities of coal.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Dalhousie, Oct. 13th - Down: steamer Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn.

Port Colborne, Oct. 13th - Down: steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; schooner Albatross, Ashtabula to Hamilton, coal; Dunn, Toledo to Kingston, lumber.


The Matthews Still On The Bottom.

John Donnelly, jr., was in the city today for a short time. He came up from Brockville to procure additional appliances to be used in raising the schooner Jennie Matthews, sunk at the C.P.R. wharf there. He says that divers have completed the work of patching up all breaks and openings, and the pumps reduced the water in her hold by nine and one half feet, but the Matthews refused to lift. The schooner Grantham was taken down today to assist in the work. A chain will be placed under the stem of the Matthews and made fast to the Grantham. With the aid of jacks it is thought there will not be any difficulty in getting her floated.

Do Better Than The Agreement.

Capt. Gaskin says it has been decided to place two discharging spouts in the new elevator for the M.T. company. Each will have a capacity of 12,000 bushels an hour. The agreement with the city called for only one spout of a capacity of 12,000 bushels, but the company has decided to double the output. Also, the agreement calls for a storehouse of 500,000 bushels capacity, but the company has decided to erect a storehouse of 750,000.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 14 Oct 1897