The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1897

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p.4 Looking For An Elevator - If the City Council does not wake up, an elevator will be erected in Portsmouth before there is one started in Kingston. A petition is being hawked about the village, and liberally signed, asking the real estate owners to consent to the Village Council giving a bonus of $10,000 towards a 500,000 bushel elevator. This money would be returned to the village in 20 years in taxes that would be raised from the assessment on the elevator, to cost $150,000. A fine site will be presented by Mr. Allen, of Portsmouth; $2,000 will be given by Mr. O. McConnell, who is a wealthy mill-owner in the West; the Street Railway Company will give $2,000, and the K. & M.F. Company will subscribe $30,000.

Elevator Matters - Mr. H. Mooers called today to state that he never authorized any person to say that Mr. McLennan, of the M.T. Company, or the G.T.R. Company, would take stock in an elevator in Kingston. He further said that his company was ready to proceed with the work of the erection of the elevator, and would have settled the matter long ago, if the Committee and the City Solicitor had had the agreement ready for consideration. In fact, he is willing to complete the matter at once.

The L.Y.R.A. Regattas - The following will, in all probability, be the dates of the races sailed by the Lake Yacht Racing Association, during the coming season: Cobourg, Thursday, July 15th; Kingston, Monday, July 19th; Charlotte, Friday, July 23rd; Hamilton, Tuesday, July 29th; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Saturday, July 31st. The yachtsmen will most probably stop off at Oswego on their way from Kingston to Charlotte, and the members of the Oswego Yacht Club will entertain the visitors.

All Sorts of News - The Rathbun Co. will do a great deal of repairing to the schr. Wavecrest. She will be given a new deck, frames and rails, a new timber-head, stanchions, rudder, bulwarks and planking outside.

-Capt. Donnelly did not hold any survey on the S.S. Bannockburn. Since the vessel went into the drydock, Capt. Sinclair, Chicago, has been looking after the repairs in the interests of the insurance companies.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), 8 May 1897