The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1897

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The sloop Laura D. arrived from Wolfe Island yesterday with 2,000 bushels of peas for J. Richardson & Sons.

The sloop H.M. Ballou, from Mosquite Bay, discharged 4,000 bushels of wheat at Richardson's elevator this morning.

The tug Walker arrived from Oswego last night with two barges coal laden and cleared again for the same port with three light barges.

The barge Alice accepted 9,000 bushels of peas and 4,000 bushels of rye at the elevator of J. Richardson & Sons this morning. The grain will be taken to Montreal.

The schooner Oliver Mowat, which left Toronto, Wednesday, with 8,000 bushels of rye, narrowly escaped destruction on the rocky shore near Oswego. She found it very difficult to get into harbor and only the heroic and cool-headed actions of Capt. Peacock saved the ship from total destruction.

The steamer Rosedale got away at Port Colborne Friday night and the Samoa and barge left Saturday morning. The Inter-Ocean and barge Aztec and schooner Ispheming remained in harbor, the weather not looking favorable enough for them to make a start. The steamer Rosemount and barges arrived Saturday afternoon, having weathered the storm at anchor at the head of the lake. The barges suffered the loss of their bulwarks.

First Spile Driven.

The first spile for the foundation of the M.T. company's elevator was driven on Saturday afternoon. J. O'Shea, who drove the spiles for the Mooers' elevator, has charge of the work. The boilers in use to work the driver gave very poor satisfaction on Saturday and were given a thorough cleaning on Sunday.


Will Be Fittingly Marked.

The engine and machinery in the Mooers company elevator were to be put into operation this afternoon between four and five o'clock. It is the intention of the members of the company to fittingly mark the formal opening of the elevator at an early date.

The Matter Not Finally Decided - The Wolfe Island council met on Saturday to deal with Capt. J. Craig's request for freedom from his contract to run a ferry between the city and the island. The matter was not finally dealt with, but was left over until an adjourned meeting to be held tomorrow.

General Paragraphs - The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Augusta reached Charlotte safely on Saturday night and loaded coal for Brockville.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 15 Nov 1897