The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1880

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p.2 Undeserved Complaint - delays in unloading from lack of barges. [Mail]


Marine News.

Local marine news is very scarce. The only arrival was that of the sch. Singapore, laden with 12,140 bush of corn, from Toledo.

Through grain freights are looking up. The offer of 5 1/2 cents on wheat from Toledo to Kingston was telegraphed from the former place to vessels in Toronto and refused.

The H.P. Murray has been chartered yesterday to carry grain from Toledo to Kingston. There is much inquiry for vessels on that route at present. The rates offered are 5 1/2 cents for corn and 6 cents for wheat.

Passed Through the Welland Canal Yesterday: schrs Prussia, Traverse Bay, timber; Acacia, Detroit, wheat; J.C. Woodruff, Astabula, timber.

Sailor's Wages - The Kingston Sailor's Union deny the soft impeachment that they have not been conforming to the rules of the Association in so far as wages are concerned. The fact is members of the Kingston branch have lain idle for many days, some for 6 weeks, rather than accept the terms of the vessel captains, while Toronto sailors came here and shipped on return trips for any wages they could procure.

Political Removal - It is announced that Mr. George Buck, for some years keeper of a lighthouse near Gananoque, has been dismissed. Some time since an investigation was held, at which time it was not proven that he was guilty of a dereliction of duty; but it did transpire that he showed attention to fishing and picnic parties, thereby adding to his small income. The dismissal is made simply to give place to a persistent office-seeker. If a change of Government take place at the next election we look to a rectification of this outrage.

A Pleasant Outing - on str. Maud to Thousand Island Park.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 15, 1880