The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1909

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The grain traffic from Fort William to Kingston will be over in about a week's time. A number of vessels are now on the way but by a week from tomorrow it is expected that the last grain carrier will have arrived.

The steamer Dunellum, which went aground in the Niagara river, arrived at the M.T. company's elevator with 117,000 bushels of oats. The steamer was not on very hard and had not much trouble releasing herself without the aid of a wrecking steamer. The steamer Dunellum cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

M.T. Co.: The steamer Glenmount arrived from Fort William with 95,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Fort William to load grain for Georgian Bay ports; the steamer Rosedale cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William; tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two grain barges; steamer Fairmount is due Thursday from Fort William, with 90,000 bushels of wheat; the steamer Edmonton will arrive Friday with 72,000 bushels of wheat. Other grain vessels due during the next week are the Mapleton and the Westmount.

The sloop Belle Mahone arrived from Clayton with the household furniture of William Brown, who is moving to Kingston.

Although it was reported that last week would see the last trip of the season for the steamer Alexandria, that old reliable went down to Montreal again this week and was due to leave that port tonight on her up trip. The freight traffic has been very heavy and the company found it necessary to keep the boat going for a time longer.

p.7 Captain James Collier, Picton, has purchased the steamer Salsbury and will make extensive repairs to her for the passenger trade on the bay.



The steamer Windsor has made her twenty-ninth round trip from Oswego to Montreal. She will now lay up.

W.T. Parsons, of Outlet, Ont., would like to know what became of the steamer City Bay, which I boarded from Prescott to Toronto on August 11th, 1863. There was a heavy rain storm, lightning and thunder, on the lake all night. The boat rolled heavily and most of the passengers were sea-sick.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Nov 1909