The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1880

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The Jessie Macdonald left this morning for Charlotte with stone.

The sch. Florence is at Mill Point, where she will be rebuilt.

The Ionia is loading 80,000 feet of lumber for Oswego, at 75 cents per M.

The str. Island Chief is being overhauled & outfitted at Ogdensburg.

The Annie Foster left yesterday afternoon with 150 tons of iron ore for Charlotte.

The T.C. Street sailed last night for Toronto to load wheat for Ogdensburg at 2 1/2 cents.

The sch. Manzanilla loads phosphate at Richardson's for Chicago at $1.12 1/2 per ton.

The str. James Buckly, of Prescott, came to Kingston this week for inspection.

The sch. Persia, Toledo, 11,800 bush corn, was the only arrival at the M.T. Co.

The Bangalore had only 400 bushels of corn damaged by running ashore on North Manitou Island.

The sch. Erie Stewart, as soon as unloaded, goes to Button Bay for ice for Cleveland. She gets $390 for the cargo.

The Herbert Dudley has secured a cargo of ice from Picton to Toledo; $400, free of handling and canal tolls, is the sum stipulated for.

Several vessels which left here have secured crews at $1 per day. The Union men hold out for $1.25. The captains contend that at present freights they cannot give more than $1.

The schooners Bangalore and Hyderabad arrived this morning from Chicago, corn laden, 23,800 bush and 19,900 bush respectively. They carry 300 tons of pig iron each as return cargoes for Chicago at $1 per ton.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: sch. Ida Walker, Kincardine, wheat; J.C. Woodruff, Toledo, coal; barge Grimsby, Chicago, corn; Gleniffer, Chicago, corn; steam-barge Clinton, Chicago, corn.

The tug Glide came up this afternoon with a tow of barges, light, and left wih the barges Kinghorn 12000 bush peas and 7000 bush corn; Corn Crib 17,000 bush wheat; Toledo, 22,000 bush corn; Pinflatt, 9,500 bush wheat; Detroit, 20,000 bush corn.

At Mill Point on Tuesday, the steamer Armenia met with another mishap. The propeller wheel which had been fitted on Saturday slipped off the shaft and was not fished up until yesterday afternoon. The vessel is again on the ways.

A Toronto seaman, in reference to the statements of "A Kingston Vessel Owner," that the present Union rate of $1.00 per day and short trips will not clear the men more than $15 per month, says the old rate of $18 per month wouldn't pay the board of the men while in port, and if the vessels can't pay that, they had better tie up. On the other hand, railroad agents say that at the present rates they are not afraid of competition.

Vessel Papers - Our contemporary explains that "if vessels had been allowed to leave Kingston with the papers some of them had, they would have incurred the liability of being detained at the first port they entered, and might have been caused a good deal of trouble and expense. By getting these papers made right at first their trouble was obviated and the captains should rather be thankful than otherwise."

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 13, 1880