The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1883

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S.E. Gregory, of the Dominion Wrecking Company, has returned to the city. He has been in Hamilton.

Captains Merritt and Donnelly will shortly leave for Prince Edward Island, where they will raise the war-ship Phoenix.

Flatt & Bradley, of Hamilton, have bought a half-interest in the schooner Sylvester Neelon from Captain Flett, formerly of this city, but now in Manitoba.

The steamer Pierrepont pushed her way through the ice yesterday without any trouble and today made her regular trips to the Island. Tomorrow morning she will leave for Cape Vincent.

Captain George McLeod representing the insurance companies who hold the risks on the tug Cummings, of Oswego, has considered proposals for the removal of the tug from her perilous position. McCriskin and Navagh have been given the contract for $1,800.

Last night at a meeting of the Sailors' Union the rate of wages through the Canal was fixed at $1.75 per day. This rate holds good on vessels that do not go into union ports. A vessel that leaves here for timber and loads on the lake shore pays only $1.75 up and down. Last year the rate down was according to what was being paid out by the nearest union port. From union ports the down rate will be the going wages at the starting place. The rate of wages on Lake Ontario is $1.50.

p.3 Passing A By-Law - exemption bylaw re. M.T. Co. and K. & M. F. Co. discussed by City Council - (2 columns)

Getting Ready For Service - H.P. Olden, of Montreal, Secretary-Treasurer of the St. Lawrence Steamboat Co., was in the city yesterday. The chartered steamers will at once be painted and made ready for the river.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1883