The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1880

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p.2 Late Capt. Sherwood - inquest is unsatisfactory.


Outrage in the Harbor - Cutting Vessel Rigging.

Port Hope, Ont., Sept. 1st - An outrage was committed at the harbor here last night which caused a great deal of excitement. Yesterday the schooner Olivia, of Toronto, (Capt. O'Brien), the Tranchemontagne, of Brighton, (Capt. Sherwood), Seabird, of Picton, (Capt. Cameron), and British Queen, of Picton (Capt. Wellbanks) arrived upon which were employed non-union sailors. The paid Secretary of the Port Hope Union visited the vessels and tried to induce the men to leave, for which he got hoisted out on the dock in a hurry. Early this morning the captains of these vessels discovered that the main rigging, both fore and aft was all cut, having been evidently severed with hatchets. The Town Council and Harbor Board have determined to leave no stone unturned to discover the perpetrators of the outrage and offer a liberal reward for the information that will lead to the conviction of the parties. They have resolved that all employees at this port shall receive the full protection of the law against the aggression of Union men.

p.3 A Report - Yesterday 5 steamers left the Thousand Island Park for Kingston, the Pierrepont, John Thorn, Maud, Magnet, and Island Chief.

Police Court - Timothy Hartnett, captain of a vessel, charged with assaulting sailor James Maloney - details.

Rideau Canal - an article on water levels in Rideau Canal.

Wind Wafts - The barley trade out of the Bay of Quinte promises to be very large, and it is possible lumber will be pressing for movement, so that rates may advance beyond what moderate calculations have reached.

Marine News.

The Empress of India has an excursion from Oswego down the river.

St.Lawrence & Chicago Forwarding Co. -arrived, prop Lake Michigan, Toledo, 16,000 bush wheat.

Captains complain about the absence of buoys in the Bay of Quinte, and also at the wreck that blocks Presque Isle harbour.

K. & M. F. Co. - lightened: The prop L. Shickluna, Chicago, 3600 bush corn; Zealand, Toledo, 4000 bush corn; Alva Munroe, Detroit, 4300 bush wheat.

The prop Ocean, bound for Montreal, ran aground in Lake St. Louis, in a dense fog on the 30th inst., having mistaken the channel and became fastened.

The Mail does not appear to know that most vessels that are detained have claim and are paid demurrage. Vessels suffer very little therefore by detention, but the forwarding companies are losers to a considerable extent.

The sch L.D. Bullock carries the palm for quick trips this season. She left Toronto on Friday afternoon at about 2:30, and after reaching and loading at Kingston was at anchor off the Island point on her return at 9:45 Sunday night. This makes the round trip in 57 hours.

Fish Market - Mr. P. Kiel, Fishery Inspector, "did not think that the Dominion Gov't would give the Council a control of the limits, thereby forcing the fishermen to deliver their catch in this city in place of Cape Vincent."

Police Court - captain fined for assaulting sailor on his schooner.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 1, 1880