The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1898

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The tugs Thomson and Bronson left for Montreal today with eight barges, grain laden.

The steamer Business from Chicago with 41,000 bushels of wheat landed at Mooers elevator yesterday.

The steamer Saturn, Kingston, will again be employed in the laying of the suction pipe at Toronto.

One hundred men arrived from Valleyfield since Saturday to sail the K. & M. forwarding company's fleet.

The Kingston & Montreal forwarding company's barge Hiawatha is on the marine ways at Portsmouth for repairs.

The steamer Queen of the West, with 40,000 bushels of corn for J. Richardson & Sons, arrived in port yesterday.

The steamer Hamilton cleared from Hamilton at noon today. She is due to arrive here tomorrow afternoon bound for Montreal.

Donnelly Bros.' steamer Cambria did not arrive yesterday as expected, owing to severe head wind. She is expected along tomorrow.

Between Sunday morning and today noon there arrived in port for transportation 444,750 bushels of corn and 264,350 bushels of wheat.

The tug McRae, with consorts Hyderabad and Bangalore, Toronto, arrived yesterday en route to Cornwall, where they will be employed on the improvements being made to the canal at that point.

K. & M. forwarding company at Portsmouth from Chicago - steamer Ketchum and consort Owen, 122,000 bushels wheat; steamer Germanic, 61,000 bushels wheat; steamer Toltic and consort Mystic, 91,300 bushels corn.

At the Mooers company elevator this morning 1,500 bushels of grain were elevated in six and one half minutes. The machinery was not running at full speed at the time. At this rate the elevator was lifting nearly 15,000 bushels an hour.

The steam barge Bothnia, belonging to Calvin Bros., Kingston, ran into the Queen's wharf, Toronto, on Friday and damaged the piling that had just been put in. The amount of damage and the question of responsibility are under investigation.

Discharging at the Mooers company elevator: steamer Ketchum, Chicago, 63,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Business, Toledo, 41,000 bushels of corn; Toltic and consort Mystic, Chicago, 130,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Queen of the West, Toledo, 41,000 bushels of corn.

Arrivals - At the M.T. company's docks from Chicago, steamer Linden, 48,000 bushels corn; steamer Black Rock, 87,000 bushels corn; schooner May Richards, 48,450 bushels corn; steamer Argo, 40,350 bushels wheat; steamer Rube Richards and consort E.C. Hutchison, 98,200 bushels corn; tug Myra with barges Buckley and H.B., from Ogdensburg, light, to load grain for Montreal.

Hagarty & Co. are negotiating for the construction of a large steel vessel to take the place of the steamer Rosedale. The vessel will be built during the year, but will be in readiness before the opening of navigation next year. She will be made full Welland canal size and will have a carrying capacity as large as any vessel on the lakes. The plans, etc., are now under consideration. It is understood that the vessel will cost $150,000.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, April 24th. - Passed down: steamers Marquette, Chicago to Kingston, corn; D.C. Whitney and barges, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Langdon, McVittie, Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Business, Toledo to Kingston, corn; S.J. Murphy, Argo, Toltec and barge, Chicago to Kingston, corn; Aztec and barge, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn. The Welland canal was open all Sunday to allow the large fleet to clear the canal at both ends.

p.3 Revenue Cutter Passed Down - Port Colborne, April 25th - The United States revenue cutter Gresham, from Cleveland, passed down the canal last night bound for Ogdensburg where she will be shortened to allow her to pass through the St. Lawrence canals. The Gresham is to be used as a despatch boat in the Spanish and American war.

p.6 General Paragraphs - The steamer Outwaithe, which went ashore on False Presque Isle, Lake Huron, is a total loss.

Capt. McLeod, Buffalo, will be in Prescott in the early part of this week to inspect the new steel barges of the Prescott elevator company.

The tug McRae with two stone barges on their way to the Soulanges canal arrived in port from the west on Saturday.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1898