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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1881

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The tug Seymour at Ogdensburg is having a new boiler.

The opening rate of wages at Toronto is $1.25 a day on Lake Ontario and $1.50 through the canal.

The Inland Lloyd's classification is to be the basis of valuation and terms of insurance. Canadian vessels are all on this register.

Old sailors say that for ninety days after the same winds will hold that blew at the equinox. This promises bad weather well into June.

It will be the first of May before the bay will be clear of ice at Sacketts Harbor. The schooner White, loaded with oats, will go to Oswego to discharge her cargo.

The schooner Senator Blood which has so frequently been mentioned here during the past few days, is having new stauncheons and other repairs made to her at Oswego.

The schooner Baltic, for Toronto with coal, left Oswego but only got up about abreast of Sodus, when she put about and returned to port badly iced up.

The steamer Metamora, owned by Messrs. Burton Bros., of Barrie, is undergoing extensive improvements, including new boilers and a full upper cabin. The boilers were manufactured by G. Dodds, of Portsmouth.

The schooner G.W. Mobray, of Montreal, which ran ashore in Erid Bay, November 12th, loaded with nitro-glycerine, is now lying broadside on one of the piers east of the elevators at Erie. The owners will have her released and repaired. She will engage in the glycerine trade between Montreal and Lake Superior. This schooner lay one winter below Cataraqui Bridge filled with the explosive compound.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 7, 1881