The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1898

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Goderich Items.

Goderich, Nov. 21st - Well the Mooers' elevator is finished and well it looks with its sheeting of corrugated iron. To the citizens going down lakeward, it looks as if a pretty large building adorned the park, the elevator being so high, and to the marine fleet it looks like a large summer boarding house, especially under the electric light. All connected with the building are awarded the highest praise. The Sequin brought in the first cargo to be unloaded at the elevator, and Capt. Lewis was presented by the managers with a handsome hat. A great number of photos of the elevator and surroundings have been sent to Kingston by the elevator staff, and beautiful the views are. Brophy has taken views of every phase the elevator presented from start to finish.

The Rosedale made her second trip late Saturday night. Capt. Crangle is her owner, or part owner. She hailed from Fort William. On her first trip she carried 50,000 bushels of wheat, and it was feared she could not enter our port, and if not she would have gone on to your port of Kingston. But she came in quite nautically, without a hitch. The Rosedale left at 8 a.m. on Sunday for Fort William.

p.2 Went Up To Wellington - This afternoon the steamer Glengarry and a barge, having aboard two of the Donnelly company's steam pumps and other wrecking apparatus, left for Wellington to attempt the release of the barge Hector, stranded there and laden with coal. The wrecking operations will be under the charge of Capt. Gaskin.

The steamer Katahdin, from the great lakes via the St. Lawrence, bound to Philadelphia with three barges in tow, arrived at Halifax on Tuesday for coal.

Incidents of the Day - The Collins Bay rafting and forwarding company has been very successful in putting down its pontoons at Cornwall to aid in the raising of the fallen bridge piers.



The new steamer Toronto will be given its first trip this week.

The schooner Fabiola is at Swift's wharf with coal from Oswego.

The tugs Bronson and Active arrived this morning from Montreal with nine light barges.

The propellor Lake Michigan passed down yesterday en route to Montreal from Hamilton.

The schooners Acacia and Wave Crest, coal laden, from Oswego, are at Crawford & Co.'s wharf.

The tugs Bronson and Thomson cleared this morning for Montreal with six grain laden barges.

The tug Thomson arrived this morning from Oswego with two barges laden with coal for the M.T. company.

The tug Maggie May, from Gananoque, coaled at Swift's wharf today and afterwards left for bay ports with the sloop Dandy in tow.

The steamer Alexandria called at Swift's wharf yesterday on her way up from Montreal, her last trip of the season. She had a barge in tow.

The Bertram engine works, Toronto, is constructing a barge for the Prescott forwarding company and will have it completed inside of a month.

At Cleveland the steamer Escanaba has been sold to Capt. Chamberlain and others of Chicago for $20,000. She will run between the port of Owen Sound and Chicago next year.

Arrivals at Richardson & Sons' elevator: schooner H.M. Ballou, Trenton, 4,000 bushels of peas; sloop Minnie, Stella, 1,500 bushels of wheat; sloop Dandy, Gananoque, 4,000 bushels of oats.

These craft are loading at Richardson & Sons' elevator: schooner H.M. Ballou, 4,000 bushels of corn for Belleville; schooner Two Brothers, 2,000 bushels of corn for Trenton; sloops Madcap and Idlewild, 1,500 bushels of corn each for Picton; barge Eagle, 10,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal.

Nov. 23, 1898

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The new steamer Toronto, for the R. & O. company, had an informal trial on Tuesday. She behaved beautifully in quite a heavy sea. Her official test will be made on Saturday.

The steamer Glengarry, with barge Maggie, left at two o'clock this morning for the relief of the stranded barge Hector. Capt. John Gaskin is in command of the expedition.

So far those engaged in searching for the missing tug Walker have been unable to locate her. The weather has not been favorable for the successful prosecution of the work.

p.5 Deseronto, Nov. 22nd - ...Steambarge Tecumseh and consorts arrived here Monday with more iron ore for the Deseronto iron works.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Nov 1898