p.2 Toronto - A rigid enquiry is demanded into the loss of the Waubuno. It is alleged on almost undeniable evidence that the vessel was over laden, her hull rotten and that in all respects she was unseaworthy.
To Vessel Owners - The Owners of Vessels & Steamers will please have their hatches off or unhooked tomorrow morning, as the undersigned will then begin his annual inspection.
W.R. Taylor, Inspector.
p.3 Bought - The cargo of coal on board the schr. Neelon, wintering here, has been purchased by Mr. Jas. Swift and is being placed in cars for transhipment to Montreal.
Wind Wafts - A schooner was observed going up the Bay of Quinte from Kingston on Sunday. It is not probable that she succeeded in getting beyond Picton, if she even reached that port.
The Seamen's Convention - The branches at Port Hope, Toronto and Kingston have been admitted to a full membership of the Seamen's Union, and hereafter Canadian sailors will not ship by the round trip or month, but by the passage, and the same rate of wages will prevail among all branches of the Union. It is estimated that the newly added branches add fully 1,000 members to the general union, making the total membership about 7,000 men, and it is stated that the union has a permanent fund of nearly $50,000. There is a proposition to allow union men, who are too old to do duty on sailing vessels, to ship on barges that are towed.
Dec. 18, 1879