The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1906

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Large Steamers Arrive.

There is great activity at the M.T. company elevator. Since Sunday nearly 400,000 bushels of grain have arrived here from the west. Last night, the S.S. Fairmount, after discharging 86,000 bushels of wheat, cleared for Fort William with the barge Quebec. During today, the S.S. Westmount arrived from Fort William with 90,000 bushels of wheat, and will clear back tonight with the barges Hamilton and Melrose. The steamer Lambert came from Chicago with 70,000 bushels of corn and the steamer Ames from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat.

Tomorrow there are due the steamers Wallace, from Chicago with corn, and the Algonquin, Rosemount and Neeling, from Fort William, with wheat.

Along The Harbor Front.

Swift's wharf: steamer Aletha, Picton and bay ports.

The steamer New York entered the drydock this morning.

The schooner Kalkins cleared today for Charlotte with lumber.

Richardsons' elevator: steam barge Navajo, from Trenton with grain.

The tug Jessie Hall, undergoing general repairs left the dry dock, last night.

It was reported that the Toronto waterworks contractor has purchased the Resolute.

The Merchants' line will have a new steamer in their fleet this season. The new vessel will be the Pickheardt.

M.T. company wharf: tug Emerson cleared last night for Montreal with four grain loaded barges; tug Bronson takes four down tonight.

The steamer Business has cleared for Cleveland to have a new boiler placed before she goes into commission between Erie, Pa., and Quebec.

The steamer Cuba, of the Merchants' line, has sailed for Port Dalhousie to go into dry dock. On Saturday the steamer will clear for Montreal.

David Windburn is in the city. He is mate of the steamship Turbinia, of Hamilton, which is at present in Montreal, awaiting the opening of the Lachine canal, so she can proceed to Kingston to go on the government dry dock, to be painted. She had a very successful season in the West Indies.

p.5 Incidents of the Day - The steamer Iroquois, owned by the St. Lawrence & Toronto Steamship Navigation company, sank Wednesday morning at the dyke in the Soo river.

p.8 A Steamer Grounded - About eleven o'clock this morning, while coming down the harbor to the M.T. company elevator, the steamer Wallace, corn laden from Chicago, got out of the channel and grounded out opposite the government drydock. The tugs Bronson and Frontenac went to her assistance.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 25 Apr 1906