The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1908

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M.T. Co. Receive Cargo Of 400,000 Bushels.

The grain rush is on in earnest. The M.T. Co. is now receiving one of the largest cargoes which has ever arrived from the west at one time. Close upon 400,000 bushels have arrived at the elevator since Saturday. Several other steamers are on the way, and it is expected that the rush will be very heavy from now on.

The M.T. Co. today reported the following arrivals: tug Bartlett from Montreal with four light barges and cleared with two barges for Port Colborne; tug Mary from Montreal, two light barges; steamer Neebing, from Fort William, 66,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Haddington from Fort William, 76,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Strathcona from Duluth, 91,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Honduras from Duluth, 17,000 ? bushels of wheat; steamer Paisley from Duluth, 57,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Grampian from Duluth, 59,000 bushels of wheat.

Departures: steamers Neebing and Haddington cleared for the upper lakes; tugs Bronson and Glide cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges each.

The M.T. Co.'s new steamer Kinmount, which has just made the trip across the ocean, arrived in the city on Sunday on the way to Fort William, with a cargo of rails. The Kinmount is a full canal size lake freighter, and was built by Archibald McMillan & Sons, Dunbarton, Scotland, with engine by Muir & Hewston, Glasgow. The steamer is of the Welland canal type of lake steamer, with the exception that it is built on the arch system, having a heavy web frame, with arches between every hatch, thus doing away with pillars, leaving a clear hold for the handling of a cargo. After the Kinmount has discharged her cargo of rails she will load grain for Kingston.

The steamer Reliance, from Picton, was at Folger's wharf, discharging freight on her way to Montreal.

The steambarge Mary Louise is loading a general cargo for Rideau canal ports.

The schooner Metzner cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The schooner Clara passed Kingston this morning on her way from Oswego to Gananoque with coal.

The steamer Cataract loaded grain at the Cereal Works for Montreal.

The steamer Regina touched here Sunday on her way up from Montreal.

The steamer City of Toronto passed on her way to Cornwall.

Swift's: steamer North King down and up Sunday on her last trip of the season; steamer Dundurn up Saturday night; steamer Belleville up Saturday night; steamer Rideau King for Ottawa this morning; steamer City of Quebec up today.



After lightering 140 cords of pulpwood into the schooner Grantham, the tugs Donnelly and Florence pulled off the steambarge Kitchen, ashore on Jackass Shoal, three miles below Morrisburg, and she is now in the canal, reloading her cargo. The boat was lying broadside, in a very exposed place. The cargo was consigned to the Battle Island Paper company, Oswego, N.Y. The Kitchen is not leaking, and as far as known, no damage was done her.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 Oct 1908