The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1883

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The schooner Laura, at Toronto, is engaged for barley to Oswego at 2 cents.

The harbor lights at Oswego, Fairhaven and Sodus Point are now lit.

The schooner L.D. Bullock, at Belleville, has been supplied with a bowsprit, foremast, etc.

There are tied up, awaiting cargoes, in Chicago, 8 steamships, 15 propellers, 18 steambarges, 68 schooners and 24 tow barges.

The scow Minnie Blakely, which sunk three years ago on the shoal east of Ox Point, was raised on Monday last and will be put in order.

One of the big schooners at Toronto is to take a cargo of coal from this lake to Waubaushene, lumber from Midland to Duluth, and a load of stones back from Duluth to Kingston. The coal freight is $1.50 per ton.

Captains Johnston and Boothman, the new owners of the schr. Undine, will be master and mate of the vessel the coming season. Next year the order will be reversed and the master this season will be mate and the mate will be master.

The vessel men in Kingston are holding for high rates. There will be any quantity of course freight to move. Timber men from Ohio were here looking for vessels; $50 is offered from Toledo, but the vessel men want higher prices.

The Jessie Breck has two loads of timber to carry from Hamilton to Collinsby at $25. The offer to load from Grimsby at the same figures was refused. Mr. McArthur, of Toronto, says the Grantham only gets $25 from Grimsby but the owners here state that $35 was the figure given.

The Oswego Longshoremen's Union has adopted a tariff of rates for the season: Canadian lumber, 20 cents; same in vessels and barges of 300m. (?) capacity, 25 cents; cedar ties, 1 1/2 cents; hemlock and all other ties, 2 cents; timber per m. board measure, 80 cents; telegraph poles apiece, 5 cents; hour work in vessels, 60 cents; hour work in yards, 25 cents.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 5, 1883