The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1882

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p.2 ad - Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Co. - Royal Mail Line - Commencement of Passenger Business - with schedule. May 3rd.

p.3 A Strike At Ogdensburg - The prop. Cuba arrived here this morning from Ogdensburg, where she had been lying since Sunday, being detained because her freight could not be unloaded. The wharfmen, and in fact all the laborers at Ogdensburg, were on strike. The captain offered the shovellers what they asked, $3.00 per 1,000 bush., but they would not go to work because the other workers did not receive the advance asked. Finally a lot of railway men were engaged to discharge the cargo. While they were doing so over 400 excited men rushed down to the propeller, shouting "Board the bloody craft." The captain told the engineer to get his steam hose ready for an emergency. With the aid of the police and above auxiliary (the steam hose) the boat was lightened and started at once for Kingston. While lying at Ogdensburg the bow line was cut by the strikers. The prop. Armenia went west this morning and may have a similar experience.

Whats The News? - P. Harty, Lighthouse Inspector, is in town.


The steam barge D.R. Van Allen, from Chatham, wheat laden, arrived at Portsmouth this morning.

The steamer Spartan leaves for the West this evening. Next week the tri-weekly line will be run regularly.

The steamer Gipsy has arrived from Portland, Rideau Canal, having delivered her first load of freight for the season.

The captain of a Toronto vessel got an offer of 1 3/4 cents on wheat from Hamilton to Kingston. The offer was not taken. The vessel may as well make nothing lying at anchor as make nothing sailing and run no risks.

Yesterday morning the schr. Caroline Marsh, in tow of the tug Wm. Avery, collided with the tug Wm. Gardner at Oswego. The jib-boom of the Marsh knocked the stack, exhaust and whistle pipes off the Gardner upon the dock and did other slight damage.

The prop. Africa (Capt. Patterson,) has been thoroughly overhauled and repainted and will leave here on Saturday for Cleveland. She will run from Cleveland to Montreal, carrying freight and passengers. The Captain hopes to carry many tourists this year. His boat is well fitted up for pleasure parties.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 3, 1882