The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1898

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THE ANNUAL MEETING of the St. Lawrence River Steamboat Company (Limited) will be held at the Office of the said Company, Kingston, Ontario, on the first Monday in June (June 6th) at 9 o'clock a.m., for the purpose of electing Directors and transacting general business.

May 16, 1898. A.M. MACDONALD., Secretary.



A Vessel Clears For A Nova Scotia Port.

The S.S. Bannockburn leaves for Fort William tonight.

The steamer Murphy cleared from Portsmouth today for the upper lakes.

The schooner Eliza Fisher cleared for Oswego last night laden with pulp wood.

The schooner Fabiola, coal laden from Oswego, arrived today at Swift's wharf.

The local steamboat inspectors are in the Belleville district inspecting boats.

The schooner Singapore, light, cleared yesterday for Oswego to load coal for this port.

The schooner Fleetwing left for Oswego yesterday afternoon with a consignment of lumber.

John N. Pringle, Belleville, has purchased the steam yacht Jessie Forward from Napanee parties.

The schooner Acacia discharged her cargo of coal at Crawford's today and leaves for Oswego this evening.

The sloop Echo, with 22,000 bushels of barley from bay ports, arrived at Richardson's elevator last evening.

It is probable that the R. & O. N. company's new steel steamer, building in Toronto, will be launched next week.

The steamer Orion for Toledo, and sloops Laura D. and H.M. Ballou for bay of Quinte ports, cleared from Richardson's elevator yesterday.

W.J. Clark and C.J. McCambridge, stewards with the R. & O. navigation company, leave for Sorel this evening to fit out their boats for the season.

The tug Thomson, with four light barges, arrived up from Montreal this morning. The tug returns east again tonight with four barges grain laden.

Last night the grain elevator of Richardson & Sons was illuminated, the men being kept at work late in an attempt to free the blockade of grain-laden vessels tied up at the anchorage. The schooner Queen of the Lakes discharged a cargo of wheat at Richardson's elevator this morning and leaves for New Glasgow, N.S., this evening to trade on the eastern coast.

The long sought after government dredge has at last arrived in port, and will commence right away to dredge the harbor. The dredge is a large one, and with its complement of mud scows reached here this morning in tow of a small tug. Dredging will be commenced first on the channel opposite the martello leading to the two lower elevators.

Mr. Jamieson expected to have the M.T. company's elevator in operation late this afternoon. Last evening several prominent citizens visited the large building and expressed their admiration with the excellence of the work both in the structure and machinery. It is learned that the special committee appointed by council to look after the elevators has not yet visited the new structure. The members apparently have unbounded faith in the contractor and the company.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, May 16th - Down: Schooner Mitchell, Toledo to Kingston, corn; steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo; Algonquin, Chicago to Prescott, corn; Haskell, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

p.6 Sailor Missionary At Work - open air services held at the dry dock on steamer Britannic by J.S. Potter; Sailor's Rest now open.

The Richardson Elevator.

Elevating was begun yesterday at the Richardson storehouse and three vessels were discharged. Today the transference is taking place at a still livelier rate: the elevator is a success in every way. The machinery works smoothly, without jar or noticeable noise, and the system of distribution to bins is most convenient and effective. It is a model elevator for the work designed, that of a district distributing plant, and the city will benefit in many ways by a much larger influx of grain through the enterprise of the Messrs. Richardson. They have not spared material nor money in the construction, and engineer Jamieson has been enabled to purchase the very best appliances and adopt the most modern plans. The report that the marine leg nearly went through the bottom of a vessel was unwarranted. A wire was caught on a drum, but the trouble was at once discovered. The leg is set in motion by a small by a small rope, and the moment pressure is taken off this the leg must come to a standstill. There can be no accidents.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 May 1898