The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1880

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Marine Notes.

The Annandale ran into Picton yesterday to repair her signal lights.

The sch. Antelope has gone into winter quarters at Port Dalhousie.

The sch. Annie Falconer carries barley from Belleville to Oswego at 2 1/2 cents.

The sch. W. Elgin left today for Newcastle to load barley for Cleveland.

The Garibaldi, of Port Hope, has been stripped for the winter, owing to the low rates.

The rate of insurance on cargoes from Chicago to Kingston is $1.10, to Montreal $2.20.

Passed Through the Welland Canal for Kingston: schrs. Norway and Oriental, from Toledo, timber.

The sch. B.W. Folger has left the Marine Railway, her repairs being completed, and will load barley for Oswego.

A barge of 40,000 bush capacity, for the M.T. Co., will be built here during the winter. It will cost about $25,000.

The sch. Singapore will leave as soon as the weather is favorable for Port Hope, where she will load barley for Buffalo.

Arrivals at Swifts - str. Algerian from Montreal; prop. Shickluna from Toronto; sch. A.M. Foster from Oswego with 150 tons coal.

The last steamer of the Royal Mail Line leaves Montreal for Hamilton on the 12th. The steamers Corsican, Spartan, and Algerian will winter at this port.

The prop. Europe, from Chicago, lightened 4000 bush of corn, and left for Montreal. The captain states that the trip down the lake was quite favorable.

The str. Hero broke her wheel near Belleville this morning, and had to return for repairs. This evening the boat made a trip to Picton. Tomorrow she will arrive here as usual.

A Wrong Statement - The sch. Richardson left Sarnia on Tuesday for Fort William, and is probably now near the Sault Rapids. The London Advertiser said a few days ago that the crew refused to go any further than Sarnia and that the Captain was unable to get any more men. Such is not the case as the owners have heard from the Captain and he does not make such a statement. It was compulsory for the crew to go through.

Shooting Affray - Henry and Chauncey Derieaux (Daryaw?) of Simcoe Island mentioned - details.

Disgraceful Row - A disgraceful row occurred on Wednesday, at Port Hope. It appears 4 drunken sailors, having some petty spite against the mate of the sch. Eureka, went on board the vessel to thrash him. Capt. Sanders being the only man on deck, they set on him and kicked him brutally on the head, face, and side. In the melee Capt. Sanders lost his coat with $17.00. The rowdies were brought up before the police magistrate yesterday morning, but were not in a fit state to be examined. The captain had a revolver in his pocket at the time of the attack but refrained from using it.

Rate of Wages - The sailors wages from this port to points on Lake Ontario is now $2.00 and $2.50 through the Canal. From this date to the close of navigation each Union fixes its own rate.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 5, 1880