The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1910

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The Cornwall canal will be opened on Monday next.

The steamer Marshall arrived at Brockville, from Oswego with coal.

The steamer City of Ottawa will clear for the Welland canal tonight.

The schooner Jessie is at Brockville, unloading a cargo of coal from Oswego.

The steamers Windsor and Bothnia will clear tonight for Oswego, to load coal.

The schooner Keewatin arrived from Oswego this morning with coal for Swift's.

The steamer Nevada coaled at Swift's this morning on her way up the lakes.

The steamer Beaverton cleared on Monday night for Fort William. She will load cement at Belleville.

The schooner Merrill loaded with coal from Erie, for R. Crawford, is reported at the Welland canal.

The dredge Sir Richard is at work at Richardson's feldspar wharf. This is the first work the dredge has undertaken this season.

The steamer City of Ottawa will leave the dry dock this week, and will be followed by the steamer Port Colborne, which has been lying here about a week.

The steamers Kinmount, Stormount, Glenmount and Rosemount cleared from Fort William on Sunday, loaded with grain for the M.T. Co., and are expected to arrive in Kingston the latter part of the week.

p.4 Wolfe Island - April 24th - Steamboat accounts: T.D. Minnes and James McAllister, auditors, $15; C. Cummings, amount account, $25; A. Bennett, eighteen days painting, $22.50; H. Marlow, seventeen days painting, $21.25; M. Watts, eleven days painting; $13.75; P. Ryan, nine days painting, $11, 25; E. Walker, ten days painting, $12.50; James Davis, 32 days mate, $42.67; R. Berry, 24 days fireman, $28; A. Bennett, 9 days deckhand, $6; H. Marlow, nine days deckhand, $6; Mrs. Davis, nine days cook, $6; G. Rattary, seven days purser, $7; G. Rattary, 198 meals, $23.76; G. Rattary, amount of account, $1.68; R. Waldron, amount of account, $4.96; McKelvey & Birch, amount of account, 99 cents; Mrs. Rawley, washing, $5; Jas. Crawford, one month captain, $50; R. Mullin, twenty-four days engineer, $53.33;

Daily Standard, April 26, 1910



Grand Trunk Is Reducing Its Charges.

Toronto, April 26th - Is a rate war between the Grand Trunk Railway and the navigation companies of the lakes over the grain-carrying business in progress?

This question was given a point yesterday by the announcement that the G.T.R. had reduced its rate on wheat between Georgian Bay ports and Montreal from 4 to 3 1/2 cents a bushel, making the lake and rail route from Fort William to Montreal 4 3/4 cents a bushel. The reduction, it is stated, goes into effect at once. As a result of the reduction by the G.T.R., the lake lines will be forced to bring their rates between Fort William and Montreal down from 5 to 4 1/2 cents a bushel. Whether all the Canadian steamship lines operating on the lakes will make the cut remains to be seen. One of them had not been apprised yesterday of the reduction made by the G.T.R.

The whole situation with respect to the exporting of grain is in a seriously mixed-up state, and as a result of the way freight rates, both lake and rail, have been manipulated, the remarkable spectacle is afforded of Canadian grain making its way to Buffalo for shipment to Europe via New York, while American wheat from Duluth passes Buffalo and takes the long trip down to Montreal.

p.2 Marine Men Complaining - Marine men are complaining bitterly that the St. Lawrence canals will not be opened till May 1st. Navigation has been open since early in March, and the steamers are tied up as far as the St. Lawrence route is concerned, on account of the repairs not being completed on the canals.



A communication was received last night by Council from Francis King, chairman of the Marine Committee of the Kingston Board of Trade, inviting the co-operation of the Council in a movement for the erection of a suitable modern structure to replace the Cataraqui bridge in a location that would permit the natural advantages of the harbor to be enjoyed to the full.

The communication suggested that a conference should take place between the Board's committee and a committee of Council, at which the various phases of the question could be discussed, and from which, possibly, some recommendation to Council might result.

"The dilapidated and unsafe condition of the present antique affair," was referred to, and Council, reminded that "the prospect of opening Lake Ontario to the heavy tonnage of the upper lakes through a new Welland canal, and the well-founded hope that Kingston harbor might before long have to extend invitation and afford accommodation to a large fleet of modern steamers and an increased number of river barges, made the early solution of this bridge problem a matter of imperative necessity."

The communication was referred to the Finance Committee.



The steamer City of Ottawa left the Government dry dock this morning, and cleared for the Welland Canal.

The schr. Keewatin arrived from Oswego this morning with coal for Jas. Swift & Co.

The schr. Julia B. Merrill arrived this morning from Erie with soft coal for R. Crawford.

The schr. Cornelia cleared for Oswego to load coal for Swift & Co.

The S.S. Colborne went into the dry dock yesterday to undergo repairs.

The big storm on Lake Superior on Saturday prevented the following M.T. Co. steamers from arriving earlier: Kinmount, Rosemount and Glenmount. They cleared on Sunday from Lake Superior with full cargoes for this port.

M.T. Co. - steamer Beaverton cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

The strs. Windsor and Bothnia cleared for Oswego to load coal.

The steamer Belleville, which has been docked at Swift & Co.'s wharf is expected to clear in a day or so.

The steamer Aletha down the Bay this morning, cleared for Belleville this afternoon.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 26 Apr 1910