The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Oct 1899

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The tug Thomson arrived from Oswego on Saturday night with a coal barge and cleared again for Montreal with two laden barges.

The consignees of the steamer Tecumseh's cargo refused to accept the grain as perfectly sound. They hold that it was affected by the damaged part of the cargo. An examination was made on Saturday, but the arbitrators failed to agree. Another arbitrator was to arrive from Montreal today.

Up to the present over nine million bushels of grain has been handled at the Canada Atlantic elevator at Coteau. The company recently purchased two steambarges to ply between Duluth and Parry Sound, from which last named port grain is transhipped by rail to Coteau. A new steel barge, the finest on the river route, has also been added to the canal fleet.

p.6 Wind Wafts - break in Beauharnois Canal to be fixed tomorrow.

Oct. 17, 1899



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The schooner Acacia arrived from Oswego this morning with coal for Crawford & Co. The schooner Madcap and sloop Dandy unloaded cargoes of grain at Richardsons' elevator last night.

The steamer Hero entered Davis' dry dock this morning for repairs. The steamer North King takes the Hero's route until ( ) when the former will be laid up ( ) winter.

Gaskin has received a letter from ( ) authority stating that the Soulanges ( ) will not be open until May 1st, 1900. ( ) bears out the result of Capt. Gaskin's investigations previously stated - that ( ) drawing fourteen feet of water could ( ) from Kingston to Montreal unless ( ) places between the canals were ( ) and this would necessitate the ( ) of a large sum of money, as well ( ) some years in completing. It is ( ) western marine men will be ( ) received about being able to send ( ) vessels down the St. Lawrence.

p.3 Goderich Notes - Oct. 13th - The steamship Rosedale, from Fort William, arrived at Mooers' elevator on Thursday night. The steamer Andrew came in with 37,000 bushels of wheat for Richardson & Sons.

p.6 Wind Wafts - The schooner Fabiola, Sodus, coal laden, arrived this morning for Swift & Co.

Died This Morning - Mrs. Catherine Neelon, husband was the late Capt. Neelon; she was the sister of the late Capt. James Norris.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 16 Oct 1899