The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1881

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The schr. Twilight passed down this morning laden with wheat from Toronto.

The tug Bonar arrived this morning with several drams of timber from Belleville.

The wharf upon which the steamer Norseman ran was very low, and several accidents have previously occurred in consequence.

The steamer Norseman had, as an attraction on her recent trip to the camp ground, the Orono cornet band, which played nicely.

The captain of the schr. Sligo has arranged with the Customs authorities in regard to the duty upon his cargo of grain, which was over 800 bush. short.

Captains complain that the sailors' wages are out of all proportion to the freights obtained, that in such weather it will take all a vessel can make to pay them. The outlook, they say, for good freights is very blue.

The St. Lawrence Steamboat Company have offered the gratuitous use of a steamer should it be decided to give the children of the Orphan's Home, Hotel Dieu and House of Providence a picnic at Channel Grove.

The steamer Gipsy reached here this morning with a large number of passengers from Ottawa. The owners have no intention of enlarging her until at least the locks in the Rideau are lengthened. The boat is full canal lock size now.

The yacht Victorine passed down the river last evening from Clayton for Sport Island in tow of the steam yacht Emilie, without the display of a colour to indicate that she had been in a race much less that she was a defeated competitor.

Welland Canal - Bound Down.

Delaware, Detroit, Collinsby, staves.

Albatross, Toledo, Kingston, wheat.

Anglo Saxon, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Emerald, Toledo, Kingston, timber.

Florida, Toledo, Garden Island, timber.


Str. Gipsy, Ottawa, pass. and fgt.

Str. Magnet, Charlotte, pass. and fgt.

Str. Alexandra, Trenton, pass. and fgt.

Str. Algerian, Hamilton, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Scotia, Chicago, 5,300 wheat,

Schr. L. Ross, Chicago, 16,000 corn.

Schr. Penokee, Chicago, 22,020 corn.


Tug Champion, Montreal, two barges 40,000 grain.

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

p.3 International Yacht Race - Emma beats Victorine at Clayton.

That Damaged Grain - in W.J. Preston.

Nearly A Capsize - str. Norseman hits dock while loaded with passengers.

Advancement of Wages - This morning, at 10 o'clock, a large number of seamen assembled in their hall, on Princess street, and debated the wages question. Some were in favor of advancing the rate 25 cents per day; others dissented. Finally a vote was taken, and it was declared that the wages should be for the present $1.50 per day on the lake and $2 per day through the Welland Canal. This is said to be the highest wages asked on this lake.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Aug. 30, 1881