The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1880

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The prop. Kincardine will run this season on the old route, between Belleville and Oswego.

The captain of the steambarge Lothair is having a little trouble in settling the salvage demanded by the captain of the tug Hector, who pulled the Corisande off Point Pelee on Monday last. Capt. Frank Carter, of the Hector, asked $400 for seven hours work, but Capt. Casey, of the Lothair, refused, offering $224, and no settlement was made.

The steamer Pierrepont went to Cape Vincent yesterday. On her return trip she grounded in the Wolfe Island canal and did not clear herself and reach here until this morning.

The islanders, who have not been frequent visitors of the city during the past winter, came over to market this morning in large numbers. The Pierrepont had the appearance of an excursion steamer on her arrival at the dock.

The Sailors Union of Port Hope prevented a lot of non-union men manning the sch. W.T. Greenwood at "rat" wages.

The schr. Richardson is loading 9,500 bushels of No. 1 barley at Richardson's dock for Oswego.

The Twilight and Speedwell are lying at Toronto loaded with wheat they have held all winter, and will sail early in the week for Kingston.

Capt. B. Tripp, from Toronto, has chartered the schr. Wanderer to carry wheat to Kingston or Oswego, at shipper's option, for 3 cents.

The Ontario and Richelieu Company's boats will commence running about the 20th.

They say in Detroit: About the Canadian wrecking laws, it is asserted that the Canadians have preferred charges against the American tug, Mockingbird, for assisting the Canadian steambarge Lothair when ashore on Colchester Reef. It was on Canadian waters.

A dispute occurring in regard to the cost of the repairs to the schr. Edward Blake, at Mill Point, Capt. Taylor, Marine Inspector, has been appointed to make a survey.

Superintendent Ellis, of the Welland Canal, announced yesterday that it was expected that the condition of the contract works connected with the enlargement of the southern part of the Welland Canal will admit of navigation being opened through to Port Colborne on the 1st or 2nd of May, if possible earlier.

The announcement that the Hastings would only run to Picton is premature. The intention is to run to Belleville as before, unless it is found that the Prince Edward Railway prevents her running there daily, in which case she will make as many trips per week to Belleville as business demands.

Wind Wafts - In the 29 years ending with 1879 the Welland Canal has opened 15 times before the 16th of April, one year in March.

There are at 3-Mile Bay, 6,500 tons of ice in store, and at Chaumont Bay 1,400 tons of ice are held for shipment.

Yachting - A letter sent from Kingston to the Chicago Inter-Ocean announces that the yacht Countess of Dufferin is shortly to be brought here for repairs, prior to going to Chicago for a race with the yacht Idler, a crack American sailor.

The Kingston Graving Dock - According to a Parliamentary return, Mr. F.A. Wise was appointed by the Gov't to report on the best locality at Kingston, with a view to the construction of a graving dock here. He recommends the foot of Union Street, where a commencement for such a work has been made by the Power Dry-Dock Company. To utilize the present work would reduce the estimated cost to $22,000, if not $27,000.

Gananoque Harbour - gov't inspectors looking over Gananoque River to report on cost of deepening it for shipping.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 3, 1880