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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1910

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Sault Ste. Marie, July 28th - The figures recently made public by the United States engineers on the traffic through the Soo canal, for the year ending June 30th, 1910, are declared misleading by vessel men here. The criticisms are that the figures show only traffic through the Michigan locks, while much of the heaviest traffic goes through those of Canada, which are capable of handling larger vessels and carriers fully loaded. When the figures of both canals are taken, the traffic shows an increase of nearly 19,000,000 tons over 1909. Following are the figures for both canals. Registered tonnage for 1909, 36,254,497; for 1910 53,791,412; entire tonnage for 1909, 47,505,579; for 1910, 66,104,853. The figures for the Michigan canal alone showed registered tonnage for 1909, 25,489,338; for 1910, 29,678,738.



The steamer Pierrrepont is on the Cape route today.

The tug Chieftain went down the river this afternoon.

The steamer Wasaga clears for Belleville today to load cement.

The yacht Swanona, which was in Davis' dry dock for repairs, is out again.

The schooner Katie Eccles cleared for South Bay to load boxes for Picton.

The steamer Rolph and barge Locke clear for Belleville to load cement for Toronto.

The steamer America brings the Rutland railroad excursion from Ogdensburg to Alexandria Bay today.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamers Toronto and North King down and up; steamer Brockville in last night.

M.T. Co.'s wharf: Tug Thomson cleared for Montreal with two grain laden barges; tug Glide expected up tonight from Montreal with two light barges; S.S. Rosemount expected up from Montreal late this afternoon and will clear for Lake Erie with barge Melrose to load coal for Montreal.

p.6 Deseronto, July 27th - ...The steamer Simla and consort brought in a load of iron ore for the Deseronto Iron Works. The steamers Porter and consort and Aberdeen and consort brought in coal for Marlbank Cement Works and Lehigh Valley Cement Works this week.

p.8 Buoys Drifted Away - at Picton races, so prize money was divided up among those competing; in the cruising race the Swamba, of Toronto, won while Kathleen of Kingston finished second and Chiriya of Kingston third.

Pith of the News - The large tug James Edwards, towing the dredge Etan, two dump scows, one drill, and one other small scow, bound for Cape Breton, are missing on Lake Erie, and some fears are felt for their safety.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Jul 1910