The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1910

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Prescott Elevator Used.

Ogdensburg, N.Y., Aug. 29th - The Prescott elevator is to be used by the Rutland Transit company until such time as the elevator here is rebuilt or other arrangements made for handling grain. The cars will be ferried across the river to the Rutland docks in this city. The officials of the company have been looking over the ruins of the big elevator but refuse to make any definite statement of their intentions. The Rutland carpenters who, with their work cars, were in readiness to go to Vermont, were ordered to remain here, and this action is interpreted as meaning that work may be commenced at once.



Tourists Were Not Allowed To Land Sunday.

There was a large number of very angry Americans on board the steamer America, on Sunday afternoon, upon the arrival of the steamer from river ports, when they were informed that the steamer had been "held-up" detained by the Customs authorities, and that they would not be allowed to land in Canada.

The customs authorities found out that a number of American tourists were coming to spend a couple of hours in the city, on the Sabbath, and acting under orders, they held up the party. Only those who had purchased through tickets, on the other side, were allowed to get off the boat. The others had the opportunity of getting off if they so desired, but they would not be allowed to go back again. However, if they could not go back, they did not want to get off, so staying on board the vessel and made the best of it.

The steamer did not arrive in port until about fifteen minutes to two o'clock, the time scheduled for her to make the return trip, so this did not put much of a damper on the spirits of the visitors, as they would have only had the few minutes to walk around, just long enough to "stretch their legs," as the saying goes, but, nevertheless, they were very angry to know that the law would not permit them to land.

Had the steamer arrived at its usual time, the American visitors would have had a rather slow tiime, tied up at the wharf. Both the ladies and gentlemen had some remarks to make about Canada and her regulations, and some even went so far as to say that they would never visit the city again.

p.3 Deseronto, Aug. 28th - ....The steamer Prince Rupert came in on Friday with a load of iron ore. Porter and consort came in with a load of coal for Marlbank cement works; schooner Winnie Wing cleared on Wedesday with lumber for Oswego; Lizzie Metzner and Theo. Voges cleared on Friday for Oswego with lumber.



The steamers Mapleton and Dunelm passed up.

The steamer Jacques passed on her way up on Sunday.

The steamer Wasaga touched here on her way down.

The steamer Hinckley cleared on Monday for Oswego.

The steamer Canadian will pass on her way west tonight.

The steamer Edmonton passed on her way down, Sunday night.

The steamer Sowards arrived from Oswego with coal for R. Crawford.

The steamer Bayfield, in port, over Sunday, cleared on a trip for survey work.

The schooner Bertha Kalkins loading feldspar at Richardsons' wharf, cleared for Charlotte.

The steambarge Westport unloaded a cargo of brick at Richardsons' elevator and cleared for Rideau canal ports.

Swift's wharf: steamer Belleville up Saturday night; steamer Dundurn down yesterday; City of Hamilton down yesterday; Kenora left her pilot here on her way to Fort William yesterday; steamers Kingston and Caspian down and up yesterday; steamers Toronto and North King down and up today; steamer Brockville up Saturday night; steamer Aletha down from bay ports today.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson from Cobourg, with dredge and scow, cleared for Montreal with three grain barges; tug Emerson from Welland canal, with two coal barges, cleared for Montreal; tug Emerson will arrive tonight from Montreal, with three light barges, and will clear for Lake Erie to load coal; steamer Kinmount from Duluth discharged 72,000 bushels of wheat and cleared for Cleveland to load coal for Fort William.

p.8 Incidents - The schooner Julia B. Merrill arrived from Oswego and is unloading coal at Booth's.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 29 Aug 1910