The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1903

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The steambarge Nile, stormbound here, cleared for Deseronto.

The steambarge Simla goes into winter quarters at Garden Island.

Swift's wharf: steamer Newpawak ? coaled and cleared for Hamilton.

The steamer Myles, bound for Kingston, took shelter at Charlotte yesterday.

The K. & M. Forwarding company's barges, employed during the summer months in carrying grain between Coteau Landing and Montreal, are en route to Portsmouth to go into winter quarters.

L.L. Henderson, inside manager of the Montreal Transportation company stated this morning that the company's business here this season was sixty per cent better than that of last. This was greatly due to the canal tolls being thrown off, hundreds of thousands more bushels of grain coming this way on that account.

Edward Wilkes Rathbun Dead - joined father in business; H.B. Rathbun & Co. in 1883 became by act of Parliament the "The Rathbun Company"; involved in lumbering, railroading, cement.

p.8 Is From Kingston - William Taylor, second engineer of the steamer Erin, for whose safety grave fears were expressed last week, is a son of Jonathan Taylor, Ellice street. The young man has just passed his twentieth year, but he is a keen and skilful engineer. In a large measure the safety of the Erin is due to his knowledge of engineering. The machinery of the Erin became disabled and for nearly twenty four hours she labored in the trough of the sea before steam was raised again and she was able to proceed towards Sault Ste. Marie, where she finally arrived in good condition.

Doing Good Business - Up to the closing of navigation at Coteau Landing this season, the Canada Atlantic Navigation company handled over 11,000,000 bushels of grain at that point. Taking in the grain handled at Boston, Quebec and Halifax the company sent forward over 17,000,000 bushels of grain, not to mention thousands of tons of package freight.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1903