The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1902

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Crawford's wharf: schooner Fleetwing cleared for Sodus.

The first vessel with grain this season arrived at Ogdensburg on Saturday.

The schooner Dunn left for Oswego to load coal, after receiving repairs in Davis' dry dock..

p.4 Goderich Notes - Steamer Myles, 42,000 bushels wheat, Fort William, and steamer Advance, 45,000 bushels wheat, Port Arthur, arrived on the 23rd and 24th respectively, for Mooer's elevator.



Anticipation and realization are not always sure to make close connection, especially when it is a matter of transportation, either by land or water carriers. It was mentioned some weeks ago that the Montreal transportation company's steamer Bannockburn has been held all winter at Collingwood instead of at Kingston, in order to test the possibility of saving a week or ten days in the season. Previously the season had commenced from Kingston and the Welland canal had to be open, of course, before the steam carrier could reach the head of the lakes.

It turns out that the company's expectations have been realized. Their carriers have been down to Kingston and away back again on their way. The saving for the season will be at least ten days, and in Canadian lake navigation that means a very great deal. [Montreal Witness]

April 30, 1902



Craig's wharf: steamer Persia from Toronto.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Acacia cleared for Sodus.

M.T. company's elevator: tug ? cleared for Montreal with four grain-laden barges, the first of the season.

Richardsons' elevator: tug Dauntless and two grain-laden barges cleared for Montreal; schooner Ballou from Belleville with oats.

p.6 Given The Contract - R.H. Toye was today awarded the contract of supplying the R. & O. company with bread, cakes, pastry and fruit for the coming season. The contract is a large one.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Apr 1902