The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1900

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p.1 A Tremendous Cargo - Duluth, Minn., Nov. 17th - The biggest cargo of grain ever loaded out of Duluth was taken on at Old Superior by the steamer Simon J. Murphy. It consists of about 300,000 bushels of barley and is equal in weight to the cargo of corn recently taken out of Chicago by this vessel, consisting of 269,000 bushels, or 7,532 tons. The barley was loaded by the Cargill commission company for Buffalo parties, and is valued at about $150,000.

The steambarge Kenirving will go to Brockville and ship its cargo from there to Smith's Falls, should the ice in the Rideau remain much longer.

p.2 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hero did not leave for Picton until six o'clock last evening. She had a cargo of apples to unload at the G.T.R. wharf.

The steamer D.D. Calvin and consort Augustus left this afternoon for Charlotte to load 2,200 tons of coal for the locomotive works. This coal is being supplied by R. Crawford.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Hamilton, from Montreal, called at Swift's wharf today.

At Craig's wharf: steamers Ocean and Alexandria from Montreal; Lake Michigan from Hamilton. The Persia is now on her last trip to Montreal.

p.8 Phenomenal Run of Schooner - The schooner Two Brothers, for the safety of which fears were entertained by vesselmen, made the run across the lake from Sodus Point Thursday during a gale of wind and a blinding snowstorm. The run is said to have been one of the fastest on record among freight carriers. She left Sodus Thursday at eight o'clock and was at Kingston at four in the afternoon. This is faster time than steamers make the run in pleasant weather.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 17 Nov 1900