The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1882

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p.2 Word From Letter C. - another letter about yacht race between Letter C. & Saunders.

A Disaster Certain - Frankfort, Mich., Sept. 6th - Capt. Matthews of life-saving station, found parts of steamer upper cabin - may be Annie Young.



The tug Conqueror arrived here this morning.

The tug Bronson arrived here this morning from Montreal, light, with four barges.

The schr. Eureka cleared yesterday afternoon for Oswego, with ties and posts.

The prop. Lake Michigan, from Toledo, arrived this forenoon, and lightened 6,000 bush. wheat.

The schr. B.W. Folger, with coal from Sodus Point, arrived this morning.

The str. Algerian passed up yesterday and the str. Corinthian down this morning. Both had many passengers.

The brig Hercules, which had been on the ways at the shipyard for a thorough overhauling, was launched last evening. The vessel is owned at Port Burwell. She went west this morning.

The cheap rate at which passengers can travel on the strs. of the Toronto & Ogdensburg line has caused these boats to be largely patronized. The str. Armenia went West last evening crowded. The str. Cuba went East this morning with a large passenger list.

In consequence of the lower freights from Port Hope, the raise of seamen's wages to $1.75 per day, with the increased cost of unloading at Oswego, the vessel owners have concluded to lay their vessels at the dock rather than carry lumber for less than $1 per thousand.

It is probable that the wages of seamen shipping at this point will be increased. The sailors say for the fall work $2 per day is low enough. Small Canadian vessels are paying $1.75 per day; they get small rates across the lake, and cannot stand high expenses. The wages question will be shortly discussed by the Kingston, Toronto and St. Catharines branches and a decision reached.

Whats The News? - The slack stone on Point Frederick shoal was removed yesterday, divers placing it in an iron basket and a squad of men dumping it out into deep water. Why not use the stone in the construction of the new King street esplanade?

Fall In The Water - low water in harbour.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 6, 1882