The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1910

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Let passes were issued at the St. Lawrence canal office during November for 2,779,729 bushels of grain, 4,221 tons of coal and 40 tons of flour.

For the season of 1910, the amount of grain that arrived at this port was 14,953,418 bushels, of which 13,889,560 bushels was en route to Montreal. Exactly 188 cargoes arrived here through the Welland canal.

Tonnage of vessels to Montreal steam (No. 26), 12,782 tons; barges (No. 350), 169,715 tons; total (No. 376), 182,497 tons.

During the year, 9,650 tons of coal and 445 tons of flour arrived here.

The quantity of grain that has arrived here this season constitutes a record.



The tug Thomson arrived from Montreal with two light barges.

The steamer City of Ottawa has gone into winter quarters at Swift's dock.

The steamer Nevada arrived from Montreal and will be laid up for the winter near the dry-dock.

The tug William Hackett has arrived in port, and will go into winter quarters near the cereal works elevator.

Work is being rushed with all possible haste on the plates of the Keystorm, now in the Kingston dry dock. Electric and gas lights have been placed down in the dock so that the men may be able to work at night.

The steel frames of the new government boat are nearly all in shape now. A number of men have been taken off the construction of it and placed on the repair gang of the Keystorm.

Everything is now very quiet in marine circles, and in a very short time all the vessels will have been put into winter quarters. The M.T. Co. is very busy getting the barges into winter quarters here. The steamer Rolph is looked for from Frenchman's Bay, with grain, and this will be the last cargo of grain to be taken at the elevator this season.

p.6 Pith of the News - A fleet of nineteen grain-laden steamers was preparing to leave Fort William for lower lake ports on Wednesday night before the close of navigation and the expiration of the marine insurance.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 1 Dec 1910