The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1883

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p.2 Harbour Regulations - All vessels using steam power shall while entering and leaving the harbour, be moved slowly, at a speed not exceeding five miles per hour, and all sail vessels shall likewise be moved slowly, and under short sail, so as not in any case to endanger or injure other vessels or boats.

All masters or persons in charge of vessels or crafts arriving in the night time shall hoist their distinctive colors on the following morning at sunrise and continue flying them until boarded by the Harbor Master or his assistant, and then it shall be the duty of this Officer or his assistant to board them with as little delay as possible.

ad - Take The Popular Summer Route To The Capital - the str. Gipsey, with schedule, on Rideau Canal.


The harbour was very dull today.

The schooner Albacore has cleared from Garden Island for the Welland Canal, light.

The freight on corn from Chicago to Kingston is advancing. It is 5 cents now. The schr. F.B. Gardner was chartered at this figure.

The steamer Hastings is nearly ready for wrecking service. Pumps and wrecking appliances will be put on. The boat will also be used for wrecking (sic) purposes.

Kingston's harbour embraces, on the north, all the water between the city and the Pittsburg shore, along as far as Point Frederick, and thence to within five hundred yards of Wolfe, Garden and Simcoe Islands.

The Chicago Inter-Ocean says one of the greatest drawbacks to the St. Lawrence route for grain has been the shortage of vessels at Kingston on their grain cargoes. When a vessel's cargo falls short (according to the scales at Kingston) of the quantity her bill of lading calls for, the owner of the vessel has to pay for every bushel so claimed to be short, at the market price at the time she delivers her cargo. Sometimes these shortages eat up the entire freight earning for the trip, but that is not considered. The grain claimed to be missing must be paid for. Shortages have been frequent at Kingston, and the owners of vessels did not cease to send their craft down here. Kingston is growing more fair daily, and cargoes are turning out even. Indeed, the steam barge Whitney and her consort Wayne overran, and other craft report similar good luck.

p.3 Exempt The Crafts - yachtsmen petition for exemption from taxes.

Whistling Checked - by new by-law.

p.4 City Council - pass harbour by-law.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 12, 1883