The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1902


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THE HEAVIEST CARGOES

Are Carried By M.T. Company Barges.

While the cargo of 70,600 bushels of oats, that went to Montreal, from Richardsons' elevator, was the largest in bushels that ever went through the St. Lawrence canals, it was not the largest in weight. The M.T. company barges are every week taking down larger cargoes in tons. Oats weigh only 34 pounds to the bushel, while wheat weighs sixty to the same measure. Last autumn the M.T. company's steel barge Hamilton carried the heaviest cargo that ever went through the St. Lawrence canals. It consisted of 1,925 tons of coal. The oats from Richardsons' elevator weighed only 1,190 tons. Not long ago the barge Minnedosa carried to Montreal 55,000 bushels of wheat, or 1,650 tons, the record cargo of that grain. Then the barges Kingston, Brighton, and Cobourg are continually carrying 1,350 tons of wheat down through the canals.

Along the Harbor.

M.T. company elevator: tug Bronson, with three grain-laden barges for Montreal.

Swift's wharf: steamer Spartan, from Montreal tonight; steamer Algerian from Hamilton.

Tomorrow the steamer North King makes her last trip of the season from Charlotte to Kingston.

Crawford's wharf: schooners Eliza White and Queen of the Lakes, from Charlotte, with 700 tons of soft coal.

The steamer Lake Michigan, which has been in the government dry dock for repairs the past two days, is ready for service again.

Richardsons' elevator: schooners Freeman, Laura D., Echo, Highland Beauty, from bay ports; steambarge John Milne, from Gananoque.

The steamer New Island Wanderer will continue two trips daily to Cape Vincent until the first of November, when a one-trip-a-day service will be inaugurated.


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Date of Publication:
11 Oct 1902
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KN.17253e
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 11 Oct 1902