The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1905

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p.1 Special Ores - Detroit, Mich., Sept. 29th - The Canadian steamer Fairmount is taking 2,000 tons of iron ore from Pilley's Island, near the coast of Newfoundland, to Washburn, on the south shore of Lake Superior. There are two unusual features in connection with the movement. One is that the vessel carries a cargo of iron ore to one of the greatest iron ore producing centres of the world; the other that the cargo is carried the full distance without transhipment which is very unusual with cargoes from that section. The ore is peculiar in grade, different from that found in Michigan, and is wanted for a special purpose.



The steamer Turret Crown discharged part of her cargo at Richardsons' elevator.

The steamer Hamilton is at Toronto undergoing repairs owing to a break in her machinery.

Swift's wharf: steamers Picton up last night; Hamilton down today; Aletha from bay ports.

M.T. company wharf: tugs Thomson and Hall up with five light barges; steamers Algonquin and Turret Crown cleared for Fort William.

The earnings of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation company during the season now drawing to a close, will prove a record breaker, and it is said on the street that already they have exceeded to a considerable extent the best previous year. By the end of the week the newest and largest boats of the company will have been withdrawn from the line.

p.8 Part of Cargo Damaged - The steamer Turret Crown, which brought 88,000 bushels of wheat from Fort William to the M.T. company elevator here, had 800 bushels damaged on the way. This is not the first time this season that grain has been damaged in this vessel, and the cause undiscovered. Late last spring the captain was released on account of there being damaged grain, and the present captain, it is said, has resigned on account of this occurrence.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Sep 1905