The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1880

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p.2 Detroit - The Marine City Survivors - number lost is unknown - details.

p.3 Sailors Wages - The Chicago Union has advanced the rate of wages of seamen leaving that port to $2.25 per day. It is suggested by some members of the Kingston Union that a corresponding advance take place here.

Marine News.

The sch. George Suffel has arrived from Fair Haven with 127 tons of coal.

The 5-ton yacht Magic, of Oswego, built at Belleville, was sold by auction on Tuesday for $58.

The yacht Katie Gray, of Belleville, built by Cuthbert, a yacht with a good record, is in the market.

Charters at Toledo for Kingston: sch. Seaton corn, 5 1/2 cents; Willie Keller, corn 5 1/2 cents; Pride of America, corn 5 1/2 centsl; Talmouth wheat 6 cents.

Private advices from Oswego state that there will be shortly another rush of grain eastward. The forwarders will be prepared for it, we presume.

The sch. Speedwell, from Toronto, 14,300 bush wheat, is the last vessel consigned to the St. Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co.

The frequent cases of shortage here are giving the captains cause for complaint. Where lies the blame? For the credit of the port we hope it will be properly placed.

The sch. G. White, Toledo, corn, was the only vessel that passed through the Canal yesterday for Kingston. Several vessels left Port Dalhousie for Collinsby with timber.

The Intelligencer does not make it clear how the Murray Canal can avoid grain blockades. The delivery of grain at Belleville or Trenton will not meet the wishes of the shippers. There must be transhipment as speedily as possible. The Murray Canal will not secure this end.

Someone started the rumour yesterday that the str. Norseman had sunk. The fact is that some oakum washed out of one of the cracks in her hull and water oozed in. Mr. Gildersleeve took a diver up from Kingston and had the leak stopped in short order.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 31, 1880