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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1881

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The schrs. Grantham and Albacore have been chartered to carry iron rails to Milwaukee at $1.60 f.o.b.

The schooner Grantham carries iron ore to Milwaukee at $1.60 per ton. The rate has advanced 10 cents per ton.

The schr. Hanlan formerly owned by Currie & Reynolds was sold yesterday to Mr. Burdock for $4,500.

The tug L.J. Redford arrived last night and started this morning for Oswego with a barge laden with leached ashes.

The Jessie McDonald will have to get a new topmast but it is not certain who will pay for it. The Baltic in towing out of Toronto fouled with her rigging and the topmast came down in a hurry.

The tug Conqueror has arrived at Toronto from Kingston in charge of Mr. Bickell and Mr. McArthur as pilot. They had some pretty rough weather on Tuesday night. Mr. Bickell says he had some trouble with some of the men at Kingston, but it was not so bad as reported.

Yesterday afternoon Thomas Joyce, John Bartlett, Thomas and Andrew Hageny, Oswego sailors, and two unknown men, in the absence of Captain John Preston boarded the

schr. Senator Blood at Oswego and with clubs assaulted Dan McFarland and Wm. Fulton, the latter of Big Sodus, non-union sailors employed on the vessel at lower wages than those fixed by the union, it is said. They had been asked to join the union but refused.


Str. D.C. West, Portland, pass. and fgt.

Str. Passport, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Corinthian, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Str. Armenia, Deseronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Prussia, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Prop. City of Montreal, Toronto, 10,000 wheat.

Schr. Laura, Milwaukee, 22,980 wheat.

Barge Cayuga, Oswego, 464 tons coal.

Barge Oswego, Oswego, 597 tons coal.

Tug Easton, Ironsides, barges iron ore.


Tug Champion, Montreal, 50,000 bush. grain, 1,100 tons coal.

Accident On The Grantham.

A sailor named Hunter, of Bedford, on the schr. Grantham, and another sailor, from Toronto were hurrying to make canvass while sailing out of Port Dalhousie a few days ago. To expedite matters the Toronto youth jumped on the halyard rope with the intention of riding down it to the deck. The rope was caught and could not be loosened. Hunter then jumped on the rope when it suddenly straightened and both men went down to the deck with a rush. The Toronto youth struck first, and Hunter fell on top of him. The former was injured on the head and back. Hunter in the descent struck the boom with his foot, injuring it severely. The Toronto sailor was taken ashore.

John Marshall Again Injured.

While the schr. Grantham was loading timber at Perry near Fairport, a serious accident occurred to the mate, John Marshall of Sunbury. On Wednesday of last week a stick of timber was being run into the hold. There was just space for it. In going in it struck and was turned partially over. Marshall took a small iron bar (pointed at one end and chisel shaped at the other) called a "breaster" and fixed it that the timber would be forced into its proper position. After the work was completed Marshall drove the "breaster" out, but it fell, the timber rolled upon it, and threw it upward. The chisel shaped end hit Marshall, piercing his body at the groin about two inches and a half. Nothwithstanding the pain he succeeded in pulling the spike out. The blood flowed freely. On reaching the deck, a doctor was summoned and the wound stitched up. He was placed in bed and remained there until the schooner reached here yesterday. He was taken to his home today. Marshall was injured at Collinsby by a stick of timber rolling upon him and jamming his foot and ankle.

Steamer's Charter - $70 per day for Flower City for 40 days.


Capt. Cuthbert is hard at work on the yacht Atlanta (sic), which is to compete for the America's cup. A rumor having been published that the yacht would not be ready in time for the race this season, the builder makes the following statements to the Intelligencer: Work which he had undertaken some months ago could not be pressed forward as vigorously as was expected, because ship carpenters would not be secured unless at exorbitant wages. During the winter a large number of men were employed in Kingston, in building a large barge and rebuilding other barges, but ... ( why its construction was delayed.)

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), July 28, 1881