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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1909

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p.1 Gananoque, Sept. 10th - The coal schooner Horace Taber cleared light for Oswego yesterday.


The steamer Kenora passed up yesterday and loaded freight here.

Car Ferry No. 1 is still in the government dry dock and will likely be there until Tuesday of next week.

The steambarge John Randall passed on her way from Oswego to Smith's Falls with coal. The trip across to Oswego was one of the roughest experienced this season. The Randall had to put in at Sackett's Harbor and several other ports, and as a result the trip was delayed.



Will start regular trips to Kingston Mills June 12th. Leave Crawford's Wharf, foot of Princess street, 10 a.m., return 12 a.m. Leave 2 p.m., return at six. Return fare, 25 cents. Children half fare.

Phone 571 CAPT. L. WHALEN, Capt.

Sept. 11, 1909



The steamer Edmonton passed down Friday.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Charlotte with coal for the asylum.

The schooner Major Ferry arrived from Sodus, with coal for the cotton mill.

The steamer Bertha Kalkins is laid up at the Grove Inn. The coal trade is slack at present.

The steamer Mapleton is due up tomorrow, on her trip west, with a cargo of pig iron.

The steambarge Kenirving arrived from Oswego with coal, unloaded a portion of her cargo here, for Drury's coal yard, and then cleared for Smith's Falls.

p.5 Fire Destroyed Tug - Sault Ste. Marie, Sept. 11th - The tug Columbus, owned by the Tug Line company, of the Soo, was totally destroyed by fire yesterday, at Gargantua. The cause is not known. The crew escaped without difficulty and are returning to the Soo on the passenger steamer Caribou. The Columbus was built in 1871. She was 150 long and 26 feet wide.



From One Elevator and Obviate Annoyances

Toronto, Sept. 11th - The Lake Shippers' Clearance Association stated in the preliminary prospectus to be "marine agency for vessels in grain carrying trade," has just been organized, with head offices at Fort William and a branch at Winnipeg.

It is expected to obviate a great many annoyances and inconveniences so often experienced by shippers in taking on cargoes of grain, especially during the busy part of the year. By the new system all orders for cargoes will be issued from a central office, so that a ship will take on her entire load from one elevator.

The association includes all large grain exporting firms in Winnipeg, and has the support of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, and many American firms.

p.11 Canal Traffic - tonnage figures given for different canals.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 10 Sep 1909