The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1909

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p.2 That Awful Bridge - The Cataraqui bridge was again put out of business, on Friday evening, when the schooner Maize, in charge of Capt. William Mathews, ran into it. The schooner was going through the draw when her bowsprit caught in the iron guards of one end of the bridge, tearing them away, letting the bridge down on the piers as if it had a broken back. Luckily the bridge was wide open when the accident happened, and it fell on the piers instead of in the water........

Had A Fine Trip - the weekly Friday trip by steamer America to Ogdensburg; Chief Steward Arthur Sparham looks after dining room.

A Cruise Arranged - Frontenac, N.Y., Yacht Club to cruise the Bay of Quinte on Sept. 6th-8th.

Is Willing To Meet The Crescent - [Watertown Times]



Of Grain That Have Come To Kingston.

So far this season only sixty-one cargoes of grain have come through the Welland canal to Kingston. As stated in Thursday's Whig, the amount of grain that will come here this season will probably be less than half the amount which arrived last year. The total canal cargoes for the year may reach 100 or perhaps a few more.

The following table showing the number of grain cargoes that come to Kingston via the Welland canal, for periods from 1889 to 1909 is worth perusal. The worst year in the twenty years was 1904, when only fifty-two canal cargoes came here. The next smallest year was 1905, when the number of cargoes numbered seventy-four. The list is:

Year No.

1889 311

1898 257

1899 176

1900 150

1901 81

1902 104

1903 146

1904 52

1905 74

1906 166

1907 224

1908 212

1909 (to date) 61

In 1889, steamers carried about 20,000 bushels so that in that year about 6,500,000 bushels of grain arrived here from the west in the 314 vessel cargoes. Today that number of vessels would carry about 25,000,000 bushels. Vessels now carry from 80,000 to 110,000 bushels.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steambarge John Randall cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Sowards is at Davis' dry dock undergoing repairs.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Sodus with coal for Anglin's.

The steamer Alexandria and steambarge Waterlily passed up, Friday night.

The government tug Loretta, held up by the accident at the bridge, was able to clear this morning.

Swift's: steamer North King down and up today; steamer City of Ottawa up Sunday; steamer Dundurn up Sunday; schooner Keewatin due from Oswego with coal.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: The steamer Kinmount arrived from Chicago, with 72,000 bushels of wheat, will clear for Chicago; the steamer Bothnia arrived up with a cargo of pulp wood, and cleared for Niagara Falls; the tug Bartlett arrived from Oswego with barge Jennie coal-laden, and barge Winnipeg, light.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 21 Aug 1909