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

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p.2 Escape Of A Convict - took skiff from alongside str. Picton.



There is considerable ice in the Napanee River.

Sailors' wages have been advanced to $3 per day on the lake and $3.50 per day through the canal.

The schr. H. Dudley had to run into Port Hope yesterday, owing to contrary winds and a rough sea.

New keelsons are being placed in the barge Frontenac, owned by the K. & M. Forwading Company. She is also having 2 masts put in.

The schr. Two Brothers is loading barley here for Oswego at 3 cents. Vessels should not load at this time of the year for less than 5 cents.

The Utica, in attempting to tow out the schr. Defiance, loaded with barley, grounded her about half a mile from Napanee, and was unable to get her off.

The mate of the schooner Undine says that when he saw the schr. Mary Jane, not very long since, her canvas was such that it would not hold together in any kind of a heavy blow.

The steam barge Belle Wilson made the run from Cooper's, South Bay, to Oswego, with a load of lumber, discharged it, towed the schr. Flora back to South Bay, and returned to Picton in 22 hours.

Occasionally we read that a vessel has been wrecked and "all hands lost." It is added that so-and-so is believed to have been on board. What a consolation this statement is to the distracted friends! One thing is wanted - the filing of a copy of the articles, signed by the sailors and captain, at the Custom House from which the vessel takes her last clearance papers. Owing to the frequent changing of sailors from one vessel to another it is otherwise hard to keep trace of them.

Mistaken Idea - D.D. Calvin insists Lake Ontario water levels lowered by new channel at Gallops rapids.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1881