The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1901

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A New Port Opened.

Chicago, Aug. 21st - A new grain receiving port has been opened in Georgian Bay. An elevator of 700,000 bushels capacity has been built at Meaford, Ont. by the Meaford elevator company, headed by James E. Botsford. The Canadian government has dredged a channel twenty feet deep to the elevator dock and the steamer Spokane was chartered to take the maiden cargo to the new port. She will take 100,000 bushels of wheat and 55,000 bushels of corn. The run can be made from Chicago in forty-eight hours.



Craig's wharf: steamer Cuba, from Toronto.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Tradewind cleared for Oswego.

The steambarge King Ben cleared for Sodus with a cargo of stone.

M.T. company wharf: tug Thomson cleared for Oswego with two light barges.

The large steamyacht Sagamore, owned by Clergue, of Sault Ste. Marie, the king of New Ontario, was in port last evening with a party aboard. She cleared this morning down the river, en route to the coast.

It was nearly eight o'clock this morning when the steamer Kingston left Swift's wharf. She was detained by a heavy fog over the river.

Swift's wharf: steamers Kingston from Toronto; North King from Charlotte; Hamilton from Hamilton; Rideau Queen from Ottawa.

p.5 60 Years Absence - "Duff" Pecor of Oswego was in Patriot war and helped burn Sir Robert Peel - anchor on bank still marks the spot.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1901