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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1880

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p.2 ad - Kingston Sailor's Union - general meeting at its hall, foot of Princess St., to settle wages question - the Kingston Branch of the Chicago Seamen's Union, N. Henderson Secretary, E.J. Cochran President.

p.3 A Happy Union - marriage of Capt. Thomas Donnelly of sch. Prussia.

At Garden Island - Thomas Donnelly, eldest son of Mr. Donnelly, to Miss Etta, third daughter of Mr. James Hickey.


The str. Pierrepont made trips to Cape Vincent yesterday and today. She will, unless prevented by another and most unexpected cold spell, run daily and regularly for the balance of the season.

The D.M. Foster will sail immediately with wheat from Toronto, for Kingston. The wheat has been in the vessel all winter.

The following information has been sent to the Oswego Palladium from Amherst Island: the schooner Downey is loaded with ice for Charlotte; the Geo. Suffel is lying at Bath, loaded with ice.

The scow Scud was bought this winter by Capt. Wm. Ostrander. She is rebuilt with schooner bow, and will be of about 6,000 bushel capacity.

At Collinsby the schrs. Taylor and Albacore are loaded with ice for Chicago.

The Bay of Quinte is now reported clear of ice to the Stone Mills. Navigation will be fully open by Saturday.

The crew of the schr. Wood Duck ashore at Gull Bar, near South Bay, have gone down to get her off, but they think there is a hole in her, as there is gravel inside of her.

The Wolfe Island Canal is entirely clear of ice. That in this harbour is in broken condition, and will gradually drift out or melt away.

The schrs. Eureka and B.W. Folger, both ice laden, were towed out of the harbour last night, and on approaching the clear water, about Salmon Island, sailed for Charlotte.

Wind Wafts - The Seamens Union met in Toronto last night. The general feeling was that the men should share in the general return of prosperity. Wages are $1 on the lakes and $1.25 through the canal, steamboat men will be paid the same as last season.

The Ice Storage - ice stored at Amherst Island and Collinsby.

An Immersion - gangway from Pierrepont to wharf gave way, 7 people in water.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 1, 1880