The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1898

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p.2 Sport - It is learned that the famous yacht Canada, which won the international race from the Chicago yacht, will be present during the week's yachting regatta here next month. Her sailing will prove a strong drawing card.


The steamer J.G. Nichols is lying at the foot of Princess street.

Both marine legs on the M.T. company's elevator are now working.

The steamer James Swift arrived from Ottawa on Saturday and left for the capital this morning.

The tug Bronson arrived up from Montreal on Saturday with four light barges and returned today with four barges, grain laden.

The tug Antelope arrived with two light barges on Saturday night and cleared for Montreal today with 60,000 bushels of wheat and corn.

The schooners Snow Bird and Vienna and sloops Maggie L., Laura D. and Madcap were discharged at Richardons's elevator today and cleared for Bay of Quinte ports.

The steamer John Haggart was pulled out on the marine ways at Portsmouth today to receive a new wheel. Capt. Craig says the new wheel will give her a speed of twelve miles an hour.

This morning at twenty minutes to eight o'clock H.W. Richardson received an order for a car load of corn. He sent word to the K. & P. railway office for a car, which was run to the elevator after a good deal of shunting, and loaded with 712 bushels of corn in time to leave with the train at eight o'clock. The car was loaded in three minutes.

Welland Canal Report.

Port Colborne, June 4th - Down: Schooner Emerald, Toledo to Kingston, timber; steamer James, Chicago to Ogdensburg, general cargo.

Port Dalhousie, June 4th - Down: Steamer S.J. Murphy, Chicago to Prescott, corn.

Port Colborne, June 5th - Down: Steamer Algonquin, Chicago to Kingston, corn; steamer Sequin, Tonawanda to Prescott, pig iron.

Dr. Neilson Injured - Surgeon Lt.-Col. Neilson, general medical officer, Canadian militia, falls into hold of steamer James Swift.


The Oldest Elevator.

Gananoque, June 4th - To the Editor:

In the Whig of Wednesday last was an article on the new elevators lately built in Kingston, and a reference to one that in 1856 was situated at the foot of Queen street, as the first elevator built in the city. Your memory does not go back far enough, for in 1852 J.J. Whitehead owned and operated an elevator on Garrett's wharf, where the G.T.R. freight sheds now are. The machinery and engine were built by John Honeyman, in the Gore street foundry. This was without doubt the first elevator in Kingston. The machinery for the one at the foot of Queen street was afterwards made in the same foundry. AN OLD KINGSTONIAN.

p.4 Rideau Canal - An Important Waterway - history of canal - written 50 years ago.


The Fees Reduced.

The minister of public works has reduced the charges for dockage on the steamer Rosedale now in the graving dock. The charges have been placed at the same figure as the steamer was allowed last fall, which is just one half the usual fee. On April 15th the full rate schedule went into effect, but upon the case being explained to the minister the back rates were reduced. Upon the steamer taking possession of the dock it was understood by her owner that the fees would remain at the then rates until repairs had been completed. The reduction makes a saving of about $3,000 for the steamer's owner. The rate the steamer is now paying is $52.50 a day, instead of $105, the full rate.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 6 Jun 1898