The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 29, 1883

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p.2 Revising The Register - Capt. W. Taylor, Marine Inspector, has returned to Kingston from Buffalo, where he has been in consultation with those having the preparation of the Lloyd's Inland Register in hand. The Captain presented his classification of the Canadian shipping and went over the work with the Board, making all necessary revision. The work of the Canadian sub-inspectors was well done. There has been a decrease in Canadian tonnage owing to the heavy losses during last season. This year the Canadian vessels will be classed with the American ones in one book. The Register will probably be issued about the middle of April.


The schooner L.D. Bullock was sold under a mortgage held by Rathbun Son, to Capt. D. Eccles, for $2,750.

The little steamer Junita, plying for several seasons back between Clayton and Gananoque, will take her old route the coming season considerably improved.

The work of repairing vessels is now going on. There will be no extensive alterations.

The Chicago Marine Pool had a good season last year. The receipts were $207,855.02. One item of expense was the salary to the Kingston agent, amounting to $700. The losses paid on vessels known here were: J.J. Mott, $179.11; J.M. Scott, $101.31; Mystic Star, $233.44; Hyderabad, $346.95; G.M. Case, $479.07; M.A. Muir, $305.67. The aggregate losses were $5,891.83; and the profit, exclusiive of commissions, was $198,075.58. The result of the season's business was a most favourable one to the companies. There was not one total loss during the entire season and only a few small general averages.

p.3 Here & There - Transit and City of Belleville broke down, running between Ogdensburg and Prescott.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 29, 1883