The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1883

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p.3 Life Saving Stations - The life saving station at Charlotte has been opened and the men ordered out. The salaries paid are: Capt. Doyle, $600 ($400 ?) a year; John Woods, No. 1, $50 a month for 8 1/2 months. The others are volunteers, receiving $10 each for each time the crew goes to a vessel in distress. Besides this there are two practice days a month, for which they receive $3. The salaries at the proposed Canadian station are not probably to be so high.

An Ultimatum - The Council of Portsmouth are not willing to transfer the use of the long wharf to the Montreal Transportation Co. unconditionally. One gentleman says that if the Company will give the Council documents to the effect that all the repairs and rebuilding of barges shall be made in the village there is a probability of the transference being handed over to them, not otherwise.

Here & There - Capt. Ward Plumb, of Ogdensburg, will command the steamer Armstrong, of Brockville, this season. He is an old mariner, and ferried the first cars ever sent across the river at Prescott.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 4, 1883