The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1881

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The schr. Wm. Elgin takes coal from Fairhaven to Prescott at 75 cents. How is this for a freight in December?

The tug Robb has been chartered to tow the schr. Erie Belle from Kingston to Toronto. Her owner will receive $500 for the job.

Boycotting On Garden Island - The Garden Islanders intend at the coming municipal election to vote for no candidate who will not support the passing of a by-law lowering the fees charged on the Kingston and Garden Island ferry from 13 cents to 10 cents, as they claim that it is unfair to make them pay as much as the Wolfe Islanders, though only a little more than half the distance. They think the subject needs ventilating a little.

Prop. Celtic's Last Trip - The prop. Celtic has arrived at Hamilton and laid up. Going into that harbour on the 4th of December the Celtic closed her season with a triumphal progress up the bay. She bowled along with her colours flying and a broom surmounting the wheel-house. From the handle of the broom floated a streamer which some envious vessel men declared to be a necktie belonging to the pretty stewardess of the Celtic. Captain Tom Green stood in front of the pilot-house with a brand new plug hat on in honour of the event. She had about 100 tons of pig iron from Kingston, just enough to ballast her nicely, for she made a fast run from Kingston to Hamilton, less than nineteen hours being occupied in the trip.

p.4 Currency - Hugh McLennan, J.H. Hodgson, Geo. M. Kinghorn, Abner Kingman and Thomas B. Brown, of Montreal, are to ship coal under the name of the "Black Diamond Steamship Co. of Montreal, with a capital stock of $300,000.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Dec. 6, 1881