The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1880

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p.3 The Sailors Union - Passing down Princess St. this morning the words "Seamen's Union" painted on the window of No. 41 - an unpretentious building nearly opposite the old Medical College - met the eye of a Whig reporter. He entered and found a hall, in which several sailors were amusing themselves. The place was seated with comfortable chairs. Hanging upon the wall was a huge wooden anchor, and the motto "United we stand, divided we fall." In the rear was the office of Mr. C.W. Crowley, President of the Union. He was attending to business and from him we learned that meetings were held on Thursday evenings, weekly. There are 340 members connected with the Kingston Branch. Each member before entering the hall, on the occasion of a meeting, has now to give the password. There are also signs by which members of the Union may identify each other. On a blackboard facing the door are notices, the most prominent on the occasion of our visit being that "any member sailing on the J. McLeod will be fined $5."

The Shooting Case - details on condition of Henry Deryaw (correct spelling now).

Marine Notes.

The sch. Mary Battle is loading 400 tons of iron ore for Fairport, at 75 cents F.O.B.

It would be well for the owners of wharfs to next year place good lights upon them.

The sch. J.R. Benson, from Toledo, with 22,450 bush corn, arrived for the M.T. Co. today.

The water in the Rideau Canal is very low. Steamers and scows have hard work getting through.

Freights are so low and sailors wages so high that most vessel men have decided to lay up their craft.

The Haron was 5 days going from Cleveland to Toronto with a cargo of soft coal. The wages of the men were $90. She was chartered to take !8,000 bush of peas to Kingston at 2 1/2 cents.

The Pride of America has been laid up for the winter at the foot of Barrack Street. The sch. J.H. Breck has also gone into quarters until spring. The sch. Hyderabad has not yet succeeded in getting a paying freight although waiting for it since Sept. 27th. In all probability she will not make another trip this year.

A Serious Fall - Capt. Macdonald, owner of the sch. Pride of America, now lying at the foot of Barrack Street, met with a serious accident last night. Some person left off one of the hatches, and when Capt. Macdonald returned about 10 o'clock, to turn in for the night, he fell down the hold. The radius of his left arm was broken; Macdonald also received many bruises. He was found in a semi-conscious condition. Medical attendance was procured and his wounds bound up. Today he was in a comatose condition.

p.4 Wicked Mariner - as found in the Ungodly City of Detroit - Thoughts in a Gale - from the [Free Press] - a humorous article on a captains thoughts during a gale.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1880