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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1911

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p.2 Troubles Of A Mariner - sailor from Kinmount drunk.



It will keep the Kingston Shipbuilding company busy to have the government boat Polana finished on scheduled time. She was due to leave here on May 7th and that is Sunday, but there are still several days work to be done on her. Built almost entirely of steel as she is, it has been very slow work putting her together and the shipbuilding company consider themselves exceedingly fortunate in being able to finish her so close to the time appointed. During the winter the builders had a great deal of cold weather to contend with, but lately they have been especially favored in this manner. As soon as this boat is finished the builders have contracts for several other boats which will keep them at work the year round.

The grain traffic is quite brisk, just now, several vessels having arrived to discharge, and the marine season may now be said to be in full swing.

Freight traffic is also getting quite heavy. The steamer Alexandria will be up from Montreal tonight, and there will be a good deal of freight on hand for her.

M.T. Co.'s elevator - steamer Canadian arrived 10:30 Thursday night from Fort William, discharging 75,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Kinmount from Fort William, is discharging 70,000 bushels of wheat; steamer Westmount discharged 65,000 bushels of wheat, from Port Colborne, and cleared for Belleville to load cement for the Soo and Fort William; steamer Edmonton, with 75,000 bushels of wheat, from Fort William, is due to arrive during the day; steamer Saskatoon is due to arrive tonight, from Fort William, with wheat.

The tug Thomson is due up tonight, light, and will clear for Montreal with grain barges.

The steamer Port Colborne arrived at Richardson's elevator, from Fort William, and is discharging 85,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Britannic, unloading corn at Richardson's elevator, cleared for Oswego to load coal for Chicago; the steamer Rockferry also unloading at Richardson's elevator, cleared for Oswego to load coal for Montreal.

The steamer Sowards arrived at the M.T. Co.'s elevator, with coal from Charlotte.

The schooner Maize arrived from Fairhaven with coal, and is discharging at Crawford's wharf.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill, from Oswego, is unloading at Anglin's.

The schooner Charley Marshall is at the penitentiary wharf, loading a cargo of stone for Toronto.

The steamer Missisquoi was in port from Rockport and Gananoque yesterday. She made her first trip to Brockville today.

The steamer Advance is loading 40,000 bushels of grain at Port Arthur for Montreal.

The steamer A.E. Ames is on the way from Port Arthur to Montreal, with 1,500 tons of oats and flour.

The steamer D.A. Gordon cleared from Port Arthur for Montreal, with 110 (sic) tons of flour and oats.

The steamer Plumer cleared from Port Arthur, with 1,500 tons of flour and oats.

Varuna running to Bay ports while Aletha out of commission.

The steamer Turret Crown loaded at the C.N. elevator, Port Arthur, and cleared with 110,000 bushels of wheat for Montreal. The steamer Haddington loaded 75,000 bushels of wheat at this elevator for Montreal.

A steamer was placed for grain, Chicago to Buffalo, Wednesday at one cent. Previous chartering has been done at 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 cent.

A rate of sixty cents on ore from the head of the lakes to Lake Erie ports has been made. Last year with a seventy cent rate and the amount of ore the largest in the history of the business, very small profits were made some managers only breaking even.

At Swift's wharf: The steamer Dundurn called this morning on her way up; steamer Varuna, of Picton, is running from here to bay ports while the Aletha is out of commission. The steamer Belleville is due up tonight.


Late Marine News

The steamer Glenmount was still aground at Crossover Light this afternoon, but it was expected that she would be released during the afternoon, as good progress had been made.

The steamer Corona passed up this morning from Montreal, being the first of the big package freighters to arrive this season.

The steamer J.K. Hackett and barge A.D. loaded corn at Richardson's elevator, and cleared for Quebec.

p.7 Wolfe Island News - May 3rd - The steamer Wolfe Islander will go out of commission on the 4th of May to have false sides added to her. The work will be done by the Kingston foundry for $2,600. It is stated she will then have capacity for 325 passengers. The steamer Pierrepont will take her place until she is completed, at a fixed charge of $20 a day, everything to be furnished by the township, and an additional engineer as well as the present engineer will remain on the Islander.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 5 May 1911