The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1881

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The Hiram A. Calvin left Port Metcalf yesterday morning with a large raft of timber for Prescott.

The propeller Argyle on her wheat to Kingston from Chicago is understood to have received 5 1/2 cents.

The Nellie Martin, which not long ago became the property of Mr. Panett ? of Ottawa, arrived here yesterday. She is rather a cozy little craft.

The barge John Gaskin arrived this morning with the largest cargo of coal which has entered the harbour. She carried 1,017 tons of coal at a draft of 9 ft 8 in.

The steamer Corsican arrived yesterday morning from Montreal, her repairs having been quickly made. The Magnet will return to her old route, between Rochester and Prescott.

The schr. George B. Sloan, grain loaded, collided on Thursday afternoon while in tow, with the sheds of the Anchor Line at LaSalle street, Chicago. Her jibboom and headgear were carried away.

The steamer Norseman is one of the steadiest boats on the lake. She is doing a good business. The officers are very popular and make all happy who take a trip with them. The table set is one of the best. There can be no grumbling about the fare.

The steam barge Indian and consorts have arrived at Collinsby from Charlevoix and Duncan City, at the head of Pine Lake, off Lake Michigan. Captain Fraser says a steam barge had not before been where he got the timber. The barge which ran ashore at Fighting Island did not receive as much injury as was reported.


Schr. Albacore, Chicago, 19,021 corn.

Schr. J. Scarth, Toronto, 20,640 wheat.

Str. Norseman, Rochester, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corsican, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Persia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. California, Cleveland, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Armenia, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Scotia, Chicago, 1,500 wheat.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 11,000 wheat.

Prop. Lake Ontario, Hamilton, lightened 4,500 corn.

Prop. Alma Munro, Port Stanley, lightened 1,200 wheat.

Barge Montreal, Oswego, 183 tons coal.

Barge J. Gaskin, Oswego, 1,017 tons coal.

Tug Bronson, Montreal, five barges, 200 tons r.r. iron.


Tug Champion, Oswego, barges for coal.

Tug Bronson, Montreal, 35,000 bush. wheat, 20,000 corn and 1,500 tons coal.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Hyderabad, Milwaukee, Kingston, wheat.

Defiance, Chicago, Montreal, corn.

Lake Ontario, Toledo, pass. and g. cargo.

Alma Munro, Toledo, Montreal, g. cargo.

Scotia, Chicago, Montreal, wheat.

California, Cleveland, Montreal, g. cargo.

Europe, Chicago, Montreal, wheat.

Carriage of Passengers.

The owners of the steamer City of Montreal wrote to the United States Treasury Department, asking for permission to transport passengers from Charlotte, N.Y. to Oswego, N.Y. They based their application on an alleged permission granted to certain steamers of Canadian build to transport passengers between Cape Vincent and Clayton and Alexandria Bay. H.F. French, acting Secretary, replied:

"You are informed that the St. Lawrence Steamboat Company was advised of this department, under date of April 20, 1880, that it could transport passengers upon its steamers destined from an American to a Canadian port, and that a temporary stoppage of such passengers at another American port, while en route to a foreign port, would not subject its steamers to a penalty under the navigation laws of the United States. The transportation of passengers from one American port to another on a vessel under foreign marine papers, or on an undocumented vessel if carried on as a business, would subject the vessel to an alien tonnage tax of $1.30 per ton at every port of arrival. The department cannot waive the collection of the tax."

A New Line.

The transportation company known as the Northwestern Express Company have decided to form a regular line from Montreal to Duluth. The Acacia (owned by Capt. S. Malcolmson, Hamilton), Shickluna and Niagara will form the line for this season, and will run direct from Montreal to Duluth without change. There will thus be one transhipment from Europe to Duluth, and the saving on freight is estimated to be $11 per ton. The new line will touch Duluth every 12 days, and next year additional boats will be put on. Owing to the enlargement of the Welland Canal, forty feet can be added to the length of the present boats, which will be done this winter.

p.3 Ship Carpenters' Strike - One of the workmen of the marine railway has called to say that the strike of the ship carpenters on Saturday was not for the shortening of the labour on that day by an hour, but because Mr. Power, who conceded the request of the men some weeks ago, allowing them to quit at 5 o'clock, informed them that he had to ask them to continue at work until 6 o'clock as formerly. The men thought that by suspending operations they would speedily bring about an understanding, and they hoped to retain the slight advantage that had been granted to them. They resumed work this morning, however, but so far as we can learn, no compromise or settlement has yet been arrived at.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 25, 1881