The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 21, 1882

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p.3 A Recent Rumor - R. & O. Nav. Co. trying to buy boats of new American line, to close up traffic on South shore of St. Lawrence.

Late Steamboat Sailing - Pierrepont still sailing to Islands and Cape Vincent.

Latest Lake Marine Notes - Capt. Dan Williams, of Hamilton, says the Times, tells a good story of the sharp practice alleged by vessel men to prevail among shippers of grain. It was called out in a conversation about cut-throat bills of lading, and the recent law case of Murton vs. the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company. A schooner loaded wheat at Wellington and from several warehouses along the lake shore. Arriving at Kingston the Captain of the schooner found that his cargo overran some 300 bushels. He telegraphed to the shipper of the grain that he had run short that amount and asking if he would be allowed for it. The answer was that if he had overrun he could have kept it, and having run short he must pay for it. The Captain sold the grain for the profit of his vessel.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Jan. 21, 1882