The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1880

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p.3 Lachine Canal Works - an article on labourers strike at Lachine Canal - details. [Montreal Witness]

Wind Wafts - The tug Active left the M.T. Co's wharf last evening for Montreal with 4 barges carrying 52,800 bushels of corn, 12,100 bush of wheat and 150 tons of phosphate.

A remarkable circumstance of the recent gale on the lake is mentioned by Capt. Irwin, of the str. Passport, who says that the wind was directly from the northeast the sea was from the southeast.

The Harbour's Quietness - There were no vessel arrivals today, and the forwarders are patiently awaiting consignments. The wharves are lined with empty barges and the elevators are silent. It is quite probable there will not be another rush for the balance of the season, hence those who advocate an increase in barge accommodation can't know what they are talking about. Floating property is a ruinous investment unless constantly in service, as the marine community know to their cost.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 28, 1880