The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1882

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p.2 Shad In Lake Ontario - Peter Kiel, Fishery Inspector, says 50 shad, ranging from 2 to 3 lbs. in weight, were caught in deep water in whitefish nets.



The schr. Erie Belle clears tonight for Buffalo to load coal for Goderich.

The schrs. Anna (sic - Annie ) Falconer and Hercules are loading ore at the K. & P.R.R. dock.

The schr. Oliver Mowat has arrived at Collinsby with stores from Hamilton.

The schr. Jessie Scarth is fitting out for Toronto. She is loaded with stone taken on last fall.

The schr. Prince Alfred is loading stone, for smelting uses, at Portsmouth for Fairhaven.

Capt. Chas. Batchelor, of St. Catharines, sails the Glenora of Kingston, the largest Canadian vessel on the lakes.

Vessels are daily loading ore for American ports. The rates range from 40 cents upward, according to its destination.

Capt. T. Lyons, of the old schr. S. Neelon, has arrived and is fitting out the craft for a trip west, on Wednesday, for timber.

Charters - Steam barge Georgian, staves, Bay City to Kingston at 35 cents per thousand; schr. Jennie Matthews, staves, Detroit to Kingston, at 28 cents per thousand.

Arrivals at the M.T. Company - Schr. Erie Queen, Port Whitby, 14,200 bush. wheat; schr. Hannah Butler, Cobourg, 6,000 bush. peas; Ida Walker, Port Dalhousie, 14,000 bush. peas.

The sailors' wages, from Kingston to ports in Lake Ontario, is $1.50 per day, through the Canal $1.75 per day. On the return trip the wages paid are those prevailing at the port nearest to which the vessel lies.

A letter from Port Huron says that the masts of the sunken schooner Clayton Belle have gone out, leaving her a very dangerous wreck. She lies at a point north half west nine miles from the river, and about three and a half miles from shore.

The Sailors' Union have ordered their members not to ship upon the schr. J.R. Benson, or any vessel captained by Saxey Brooks. This is owing to his recent action in sailing from Port Dalhousie to Garden Island with only one man before the mast.

Yachts For the Canal - Mr. J.C. Judd, of Brockville, arrived here yesterday with two fine yachts, bound for the village of Morton on the Rideau Canal, to be used as excursion boats. One will remain on the Rideau and the other run between Delta and Morton.

Looking Out Sharply - Peter Kiel looking for illegal nets.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 1, 1882