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

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p.1 Poor Meals On the Ship - catering complained of on some steamers. [Montreal Star]

p.3 Tolls And Towage - Mayor McDonough of Thorold was in the city today. He was spoken to in regard to the tolls and towage charges on the Welland Canal. He thought the tolls should be abolished altogether, and that the Government should arrange a tariff for the towing of vessels. The tugmen are making lots of money. Some of their charges are outrageous. The matter must be brought to a focus shortly. Mayor McDonough advocated another line of tugs on the Canal.

Wind Wafts - The stockholders of the prop. Alma Munro held a meeting to consider the advisability of lengthening the boat. By an addition of some twenty-eight feet to her length the capacity of the Alma Munro would be increased from 18,000 to 28,000 bushels. It was resolved to lengthen the boat by this number of feet, if it could be done without making the stockholders personally responsible. The cost was estimated at $10,000.


As soon as the Rothesay has been pumped out she will be taken to Ogdensburg for repairs.

The tug Bronson brought the barges Kansas and Toledo from Belleville last night. The barges carry 40,000 bushels of wheat.

The steamer Hastings has raised the Rothesay and towed her to Ogdensburg. Capt. Donnelly will arrive tonight to take a steam pump to the Conqueror.

The yacht Rosamond, of Belleville, was launched yesterday noon. The dimensions of the boat are: 58 ft. over all; 10 ft. 2 in. beam; depth of hold 6 ft. 2 in.; cabin, 14 x 9, and her draught is about 4 feet. The engine is 20 horse power, and the speed of the yacht will be about 12 miles an hour. The boat will be fitted up nicely. The cabin will be upholstered and finished in the most modern style.

The schooner Jessie Drummond has arrived from Chicago with 15,000 cubic feet of walnut logs. The cargo is worth about $17,000. The logs came from the Missouri flats, some pieces weighing fully four tons. The Drummond was originally built to carry walnut from Port Talbot to England and Hamburg. She made several trips, but the voyages were not successful, in a financial sense, and the trips were abandoned.

A short time ago J.Y. Palmateer, of Point Petre, receiver of wrecks, was sued for salvage by an individual who saved a portion of the cargo of the barge Carrie and Cora last fall, and judgement was given against Palmateer. Messrs. C. & L.S. Turner, of Fair Haven, N.Y., owners of the cargo, have just paid Mr. Palmateer the full amount of his expense and the judgement. The Messrs. Turner represent Mr. Palmateer as well fitted for his position, and say they receive fairer treatment from him than from any other receiver who took charge of any of the cargo.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 29, 1883