The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1897

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Big Cargo of Grain.

Fort William, Nov. 5th - The steamer Amazon in tow of the steamer Bulgaria left yesterday with the largest cargo of wheat ever shipped from this port. She contained 210,000 bushels loaded by the Northern elevator company.



The barge Laura loaded 19,000 bushels of peas at Richardson's today for Montreal.

The storm signal was displayed today, giving warning of an expected blow from the south-west.

The sloop Lia took on a consignment of lumber and shingles at the Rathbun Co.'s dock today for Bath.

The schooner Ishpeming, with 27,000 bushels of corn for the M.T. company, reached here last night.

The schooner Annie Minnes, with 14,000 bushels of peas from Wellington, discharged at Richardson's elevator today.

The schooner Collier, from St. Catharines, arrived at the M.T. company's docks yesterday with 8,700 bushels of wheat.

The steamer King Ben, grain laden, from Belleville to Montreal, coaled up at Swift's wharf this morning and cleared for the east.

The sloop Two Brothers, with 6,000 bushels of buckwheat, from South Bay, is waiting at Richardson's elevator, to be discharged.

The sloop Monitor, with 1,500 bushels of peas, and Idlewild, with 2,000 bushels, for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived in port last evening.

The tug Walker arrived from Oswego last night with two barges loaded with coal, and proceeded to Montreal with three barges grain laden.

The steamer Hero yesterday brought to the city a cargo of apples from Bay of Quinte ports and intended for shipment to Montreal and other eastern points.

The mud and debris being scooped up by the dredge at the Grand Trunk wharf is being dumped out in mid-channel, where the water is from thirty to forty feet deep.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, Nov. 4th - Down: steamer Ralph and consort, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Samoa and consort, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer Rosedale, Fort William to Prescott, wheat; schooner Dobbie, Detroit to Cape Vincent, corn and wheat.

Port Dalhousie, Nov. 4th - Down: schooner Queen of the Lakes, Buffalo to Toronto, light; steamer Persia, St. Catharines to Montreal, general cargo.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The schooner Maggie L., Captain R. Larush in command, arrived from Consecon this afternoon with grain for J. Richardson & Sons.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Nov 1897