The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1882

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p.3 Whats The News? - James Quinn, submarine diver, states that with favorable weather he will have the pig iron out of the Clayton Belle in two weeks. About 200 tons have been already removed, work has been greatly delayed by bad weather.

This morning a Barriefield fisherman hooked, off Cedar Island, a sturgeon six feet long and weighing 200 lbs.

Where The Fish Go To.

Clark Robbins, of Sackets Harbor, are the men who receive all the fish, that are taken from Kingston by the steamer Edith Sewell. They have been engaged in the fish business for years. The principal source of supply was formerly confined entirely to the waters of Lake Ontario, but the yield has of late become greatly diminished, and the fishermen compelled to go further west, until now the greater quantity comes from the waters of Lake Huron. The different kinds are trout, white fish and bass. The former two, however, are considered by far the most delicate and desirable, and constitute the main portion of the business. After being caught they are dressed and shipped to this city, and the steamer Edith Sewell takes away as many as 10 or 15 tons per week. The principal markets are found in the large cities on the Atlantic coast,, to which they are shipped in packages enclosed in ice varying in size from 100 to 500 pounds, and during May and June the shipments will range from 5 to 10 tons each day. The largest and best market for the general run and average quantity of fish is New York city, but for the higher grades and choicest flavors Boston takes the lead. There is also a freezing apparatus connected with the establishment.


The steam barge Norman is loading ties at the K. & P.R.R. wharf for Charlotte. The ties come from Ottawa.

Last evening five barges of the Montreal Transportation Company cleared for Montreal with 75,000 bushels of grain and 105 tons of phosphate.

At a meeting of the Seamens' Union this afternoon for the reduction of wages the motion was lost by a majority of 18. So the wages stands as they were, at $1.75.

Vessel owners are carrying wheat and corn from Chicago to Kingston for 4 1/4 and 4 1/2 cents per bushel; and coal from Sodus, N.Y., to Chicago for $1.30 per ton. In 1880 and 1881 the prices ranged from 8 to 12 cents per bushel for grain.


Prop. Armenia, Toronto, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Cuba, Ogdensburg, pass. and fgt.

Prop. Dominion, Montreal, pass. and fgt.

Schr. Jessie Scarth, Toronto, 20,300 bush. wheat.

Schr. Speedwell, Toronto, 14,800 bush. wheat.

Prop. Ocean, Chicago, 6,000 bush. wheat.

Prop. Shickluna, Georgian Bay, 5,000 bush. wheat.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 2, 1882