The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1913

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p.1 Pith of the News - The government elevator at Port Colborne made a world record in unloading 350,000 bushels of grain in eleven hours.

p.2 To Remove Pile Wharf - C.P.R. has no use for it.


Montreal, July 24th - The steamer James Carruthers has left Fort William with an enormous cargo, assigned to Port Colborne. The steamer had the honor of carrying the largest grain cargo ever carried in a Canadian bottom. It is the new steamer which was launched on May 22nd, and which made her maiden trip shortly after that date. The cargo of which the steamer has the record consists of 75,000 bushels of flax and 305,000 bushels of wheat. She will arrive in Port Colborne on Saturday.

p.5 More Rapid Progress - work of dredging for new bridge speeds up with arrival of tug; mud is taken to deep channel near Cedar Island; old piles pulled out are in good shape.


The steamers Sinbad and Rhodes passed on their way to Montreal.

The steamer Charles Marshall loaded with pulpwood and the barge Georgia (sic - Georger?), light, were in port on the way to the Welland canal.

The barge Sherman cleared for Charlotte in tow of the tug Rougee.

The schooner Acacia is at Richardson's wharf, taking on a cargo of feldspar for Charlotte.

The schooner Julia B. Merrill cleared for Oswego.

The steamer Sowards is held up for light repairs.

The steamer Meaford cleared for Erie, to load coal for Montreal.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: steamer Canadian from Fort William is discharging grain; steamer Glenmount passed down on her way to Montreal; steamer Turret Court, loaded with grain from Fort William, is due to arrive tonight to discharge; the tug Emerson arrived from Montreal with three light barges and cleared for Montreal with three grain-laden barges.

The tug Frontenac brought the barge Sherman of the Hall Coal company of Ogdensburg to the Shipbuilding wharves on Thursday morning from the C.P.R. wharf, where she was unloading coal. She was picked up by her steamer and taken to Charlotte, N.Y.

The steamer Scout is at the Forwarders elevator slip. She will proceed with supplies to Nine Mile Point lighthouse.

The steamer Simla cleared from Garden Island on Thursday for Georgia Bay for timber.

The steamer Majestic passed up on Thursday morning, and the steamer Dundurn down.

The steamers Toronto and North King were down and up on Thursday.

The steamer Rideau King cleared for Ottawa on Thursday morning.

p.6 Land For New Canal - over 200 acres of land have so far been expropriated for new canal at St. Catherines; averaging $500 per acre.

p.7 Incidents of the Day - The children of the Orphans Home left on the steamer America for a trip among the Thousand Islands on Thursday afternoon. The R. & O. Navigation company gave them the complimentary trip.

The tug Gilbert which has been in the Davis dry dock for the past couple of days, undergoing repairing and painting to its hull, will leave the dock on Friday afternoon. The tug Glide, of the Montreal Transportation company, will take its place. The company is very busy at present and several other bookings are down for boats to enter the dock.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 24 Jul 1913