The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1898

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p.2 Incidents of the Day - The city now presents a unique appearance as viewed from the top of Barriefield hill. The three elevators seem to stand boldly out of the water and fill the entire harbor. Everything else in sight appears dwarfed. The upper end of the city is almost shut out from view by the elevators.


The schooner Harold, Chicago, is at the M.T. company's anchorage with 50,000 bushels of barley.

The steamers Omaha and Monteagle, light, cleared this morning from the M.T. company's anchorage.

The steamer Josephine and consort Parker, Chicago, are at the M.T. company's elevator with 86,000 bushels of corn.

The steamer North King, Charlotte, touched at Swift's wharf yesterday. She brought over a considerable quantity of freight and a number of passengers.

It is expected the M.T. company's new elevator will take in grain tomorrow for the first time. Workmen were making preparations today with that end in view.

The tugs Walker and Jessie Hall arrived from Montreal this morning with eight light barges, clearing again for the same port with a similar number, grain laden.

There are five grain laden cargoes at the M.T. company's anchorage awaiting transhipment. There are also seven at Richardson & Sons' elevator and one at the Mooers company elevator.

The Mooers elevator is full and delay is occasionally lack of barges. The steamer St. Lawrence is awaiting discharge. She will have to remain tied up until the congestion in the elevator is relieved.

In order to get the repairs to the steamer Rosemount hurried through, certain portions of the plant in the locomotive works will be used. The steamer, it is expected, will leave the dry dock on or about the 24th inst.

The marine leg of Richardson & Sons' elevator came near going through the bottom of the steamer Orion on Saturday. The wire rope regulating it proved too short, and only this becoming stuck saved the leg from crashing through the bottom of the boat.

The schooner Acacia, Oswego, is at Crawford's wharf, grain laden.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 14th - Down: steamers S.J. Murphy, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Topeka, Chicago to Ogdensburg; Ralph Harold, Chicago to Prescott, corn and barley.

Port Dalhousie, May 14th - Down: Steamers Kathadin, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Melbourne, Cleveland to Montreal, general cargo; Marlon, Milwaukee to Oswego, barley.

Off To the War - steam yacht Commanche owned by senator Mark Hanna, Cleveland; to go to Key West, Florida, to serve as a despatch boat to Cuba.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 May 1898