The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1910

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p.2 Late Marine Notes - Steamer Nevada up; Pellatt up; Bickerdike down; Beaverton down; McKinstry down; steamer Port Colborne cleared for Belleville to load cement for Fort William.

p.3 Gananoque, Aug. 19th - ...The coal schooner Britton arrived yesterday with a cargo for the Canada Bolt & Nut Co...



The grain traffic has been quite slack the past few weeks, but it is expected that there will be quite a rush of grain from Fort William in the course of a very short time.

"During June and July, it is always quite slack in the grain carrying business," remarked one of the shippers today, "but it has been fairly good this year. We have been able to keep all the vessels going all right. In a short time, now, the grain will be coming down with quite a rush."

The steambarge Navajo arrived light from Port Hope.

The schooner Cornelia cleared for Sodus with a cargo of feldspar.

The schooner Keewatin is at Howe Island, loading stone for Cobourg.

The schooner Freeman cleared from Howe Island with stone for Cobourg.

The schooner Mary Ann Lydon is at Richardsons' elevator, loading feldspar for Charlotte.

The steamer America had four hundred passengers on her trip to Ogdensburg today.

The steamer Port Colborne arrived from Fort William, and is unloading grain at the Forwarders' Limited company's elevator.

The steambarge John Randall, the steamer Sowards and the schooner Merrill, held up by the wind storm, were able to clear across the lake today.

Swift's: steamers Toronto and North King down and up today; steamer City of Montreal up last night; steamer Britannic up this afternoon.

M.T. Co.: tug Emerson from Montreal, three light barges; tug Bronson cleared light for Lachine; tug Hall due tonight from Montreal with two light barges.



Fort William, Aug. 19th - Two records were broken this week at Fort William grain elevators. Two hours after it had been tied under one of the big terminal elevators, here, on Sunday, the steamer Kenora, a double decker, was loaded with 70,000 bushels of grain, a feat that is said to have been unequalled on the Great Lakes. Not to be outdone, a party of grain trimmers on Monday put 74,000 bushels of wheat in the holds of the Stormount, a single deck steamer, establishing another record for these ports at least. Under ordinary conditions it requires a trifle more than three hours to pour into and trim 75,000 bushels in a two-deck vessel and only a few minutes less to put a cargo of similar size into a single decker.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Aug 1910