The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1903

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Craig's wharf: steamers Persia down; Ocean up tonight.

Anglin's wharf: schooner Two Brothers from Oswego with coal.

Crawford's wharf: schooner Clara Youell from Oswego with coal.

The tug Thomson came from Charlotte with two coal-laden barges for the M.T. company.

The schooner Queen of the Lakes, from Charlotte with soft coal, is discharging at the M.T. company wharf.

Swift's wharf: steamers Spartan down; Rideau King from Ottawa; steamer Rideau Queen left for Smith's Falls this morning to bring up a special party.

The steamer Brockville, on her way from Newboro to Westport, with a big excursion party on board met with an accident to her boiler, whicf necessitated a delay of four hours.

M.T. company elevator: steamers Britannic, Chicago, 48,750 bushels of corn; Omaha, Chicago, 51,000 bushels corn; Ralph and consorts, Chicago, 148,500 bushels wheat; Whitaker, Chicago, 65,000 bushels corn; Turret Cape of Fort William, 96,000 bushels wheat; schooner Oliver Mowat, Toronto, 16,000 bushels barley.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The new steamer Simla, of the Garden Island fleet, has returned from Toronto, and is being fitted out preparatory to going into commission in the timber trade.

p.6 Grain In Abundance - So far this season, three million bushels of grain have come from the west to the M.T. company elevator at Kingston. This morning a regular fleet of vessels came into the harbor from Chicago and Fort William, carrying altogether 360,000 bushels. Most of them are United States boats, and have come down on account of the canal tolls being thrown off by the government at the instigation of the Kingston board of trade. They are able to take return cargoes of coal from Charlotte and Oswego. The steamer Britannic has made her third trip of the season from Chicago to Kingston, while the others have come twice.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Jun 1903