The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 7, 1881

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p.2 ad - Kingston & Ottawa - Steamer Gipsy, with schedule. June 7th.


The schr. W.R. Taylor is at Buffalo for survey.

The schr. Hyderabad has cleared from Chicago for Kingston with 20,000 bushels of corn.

The friends of Capt. Wm. Ostrander, of the schr. Picton, will regret to learn that he is lying seriously ill at his home in Picton.

An inquest was held at Montreal upon the young sailor, Edward Martin, who was killed on the barque Garden Island, and a verdict of accidental death returned.

In the case of the schr. O.M. Bond, the Treasury Department has decided that vessels with cargoes for Kingston must clear foreign or pay the tonnage tax, which is 30 cents a ton.

The str. Deseronto was launched at Deseronto yesterday morning. By the addition of her false sides she is widened two feet, which makes her much more steady and trustworthy than formerly.

Welland Canal - For Kingston.

Schr. Mary Everett, Sauble Pt., timber.

Schr. E.H. Rutherford, Toledo, corn.

Schr. Emerald, Lake Superior, timber.

Schr. Elgin, Detroit, timber.

Schr. Denmark, Toledo, timber.

Schr. Norway, Toledo, timber.

Schr. Augusta, Toledo, timber.


Sloop Pilot, Deseronto, lumber.

Sloop Gazelle, Deseronto, bunch wood.

Str. Alexandra, Trenton, sundries.

Str. Spartan, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Tug Carlyle and barges, Burritt's Rapids, ties.

Schr. Nellie Theresa, Port Dalhousie, 7,013 bu. wheat.

Prop. Shickluna, Duluth, lightened 3,500 bu. wheat.

Schr. Flora Carveth, Toronto, 13,522 bu. wheat.

Schr. Ariadne, Hamilton, 9,000 bu. wheat.


Steam barge Saxon, Oswego, hay and straw.

p.3 Portsmouth Strikes - Yesterday the shovellers at Portsmouth struck for $4 per 1,000 bushels for handling the heated corn brought down by the schooner Blanche. The captain refused to give more than $3.50. The men left work, but resumed upon being promised the additional 50 cents by Mr. Macfarlane.

The ship carpenters in the employ of the Chicago and St. Lawrence Forwarding Company struck for $2.00. The increase was refused and the men went to Fisher's yard, where they are now engaged at the old rate of $1.75 per day.

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