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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1898

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The tug Thomson with five barges left yesterday afternoon for Montreal.

The tug Col. By and barge Minnie, Cape Vincent, arrived in port this morning.

The tug Active is receiving some slight repairs at the M.T. company's wharf.

The schooner Acacia clears tonight for Oswego to load coal for Crawford & Co.

The schooner Freeman, light, cleared this morning for Oswego to load coal for this port.

More vessels have passed through the Welland canal this year than in any previous year.

The tug Bronson arrived at the M.T. company's elevator this afternoon with six light barges.

The propeller Cuba has been almost entirely rebuilt and will probably be brought over next week.

There is a blockade of vessels at the Richardson elevator. Eight are waiting to discharge their cargo.

The steamers Denver and Lindsay discharged at the M.T. company's elevator yesterday and cleared last night.

The steamer King Ben arrived this morning from Montreal with a consignment of sugar for W.G. Craig & Co.

The steamer St. Lawrence arrived from Chicago last night with 50,000 bushels of corn consigned to the M.T. company.

The Canadian government has decided not to exact inspection of American passenger steamers plying in Canadian waters.

The schooner Van Straubenzie left this morning for Montreal with 18,000 bushels of peas and oats consigned by Franklin & Grimshaw.

The Richardson elevator did not start last night as expected. It was not desired to begin operations after dark. The elevator will likely be in operation today.

The steamer Lindsay, which discharged yesterday at the M.T. company's anchorage, had 249 bushels of damaged corn in her hold. She took it back to Toledo.

Alexander Milloy, after fifty years of service in the Richelieu and Ontario navigation company, acting as traffic manager, has retired. G.A. Browne will be his successor.

On the occasion of her last trip to Toledo the steamer Glengarry and schooner Emerald collided in Toledo harbor. The schooner lost her topmast and jib-boom. The steamer suffered little damage.

A letter received this morning by city clerk Drennan from B.M. Britton, Q.C., M.P., intimated that the question of placing lights at the dry dock is being considered by the minister of public works.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 12th - Down: Steamer Brittanic, Duluth to Kingston, corn; Bothnia, Traverse to Kingston, timber; Arabian, Superior to Montreal, general cargo; Bannockburn, Toledo to Kingston, corn; schooner Emerald, Toledo to Kingston, timber.

Port Dalhousie, May 12th - Down: Steamer Black Rock, Chicago to Kingston, wheat; steamer Pueblo, Chicago to Ogdensburg, corn; steamer W.J. Averell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer A. McVittie, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; steamer St. Lawrence, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

p.6 Richardson's Elevator About Completed - 150 feet by 53 feet; tower is 138 feet high; 12 vessels waiting to be unloaded; Orion will be the first.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 13 May 1898