p.2 Ice has formed out 4 miles from 9-Mile Point. It is quite thick. The Maud had to go around it to get here this morning in consequence.
Capt. J. Donnelly & I.H. Radford have purchased the sch. Grantham at a good figure.
To the Editor of the British Whig:
Dear Sir, - Allow me to make a few remarks in regard to the Seamen's Union. The public may be under the impression that it is a combination for the purpose of compelling men to do certain things. There is no compulsion what-ever. It is for a sailor's own benefit. We admit all sailors, it matters not who they may be. There is no distinction as to what religious society they might belong. There is an objection to the Union by some captains, and because we ask for fair wages to support ourselves and families, or those depending on us. There is many captains and mates, members of the Union as well as men before the mast.
Kingston Dec. 20th John Crowley, a member of the Union
It has been decided to build an iron lighthouse on Tibbet's Point next season.
Wrecking Expedition - Mr. John Donnelly left this afternoon for Byng Inlet, Georgian Bay to raise if possible the sunken steambarge Isaac May and consort. These vessels were cut by the ice and sunk about 2 weeks ago.
Back Again - The sch. Eureka arrived back from Cape Vincent on Saturday night in tow of the steamer Maud. Should the harbour keep open she may load and make another trip. By the way the Maud may have a special excursion to the Cape on Christmas day.