The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1909

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p.2 Now About Over - According to all reports the grain traffic from Fort William to Kingston is about over for this season. There is very little grain for export, and coal vessels, as well as the grain carriers, will soon be laid up for the season.

p.5 The steamer Minnie M. arrived at Sault Ste. Marie, on Friday night, and reported passing through wreckage consisting of 200 barrels of naptha oil and gasoline thrown along the shore from Whitefish Point down for miles.

Whig Jumble - The Reid Wrecking company, Sarnia, has received the contract for releasing the steamer James B. Hoyt, ashore at Outer Island.

Cape Vincent, N.Y., is hoping that Congress will vote $72,000 to complete the breakwater there. The needs of this breakwater have been demonstrated almost daily throughout the season. To make it as efficient as it should be it ought to be lengthened to 1,600 feet.



The steamers Corunna and Kenora passed down.

The steamer Cataract is at the government dry-dock, waiting to go in for repairs.

The steambarge John Randall cleared from Richardsons' elevator for Washburn with grain.

The steamer Prince Rupert arrived at Richardsons' elevator from Fort William with 80,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Haddington will arrive at seven o'clock, tonight, on her way from Montreal to Fort William.

M.T. Co.: steamer Dundee, grain-laden, from Fort William, lightered 6,000 bushels and cleared for Montreal; tug Mary P. Hall from Montreal, with two light barges, cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; steamer Kinmount due this afternoon from Fort William with grain; steamer Beaverton due this afternoon, from Fort William, with grain, will lighter cargo and clear for Montreal; steamer Rosedale due on Monday from Fort William with grain; tug Bronson from Montreal, three light barges; tugs Emerson and Thomson due from Montreal tomorrow, with eight light barges.

The Day's Episodes - At last, action is being taken in regard to derelicts in the harbor, about which so much has been heard. Yesterday, Mayor Couper, with Harbor Master McCammon, notified the owners of the old steamers Empire State and Pilgrim that they must have the hulls removed, and the obstructions will be removed as soon as possible.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 20 Nov 1909