The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1883

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p.2 A Lively Retrospect - ..."On the site of the present Marine Railway there was a seven gun battery, ... wiped out when Capt. McIntyre, father-in-law of the late Robert Fisher, commenced the shipyard; Ives mentioned as launching two schooners near the old fort.

p.3 Shoveller's Union - The shovellers have formed a Union. John Halligan is President; Perry O'Neill, Vice-President. Mr. Bird is Chairman of the K. & M. Forwarding Co.'s gang and Mr. Sharp that of the M.T. Co.'s gang. There are in the union 64 members. The rates fixed are $2.50 on cargoes and $4 on heated grain per 1,000 bushels. The union has a benefit board and for sick members each man gives 20 cents a week.


A petition is being circulated praying the Government to abolish net fishing in our waters from the Three Brothers westward to Connor's Point, County of Prince Edward.

Capt. Rothwell, of the steamer Princess Louise, has been laid up by illness for some time. His son, Wm. Rothwell, late of the Puritan, has charge of the Princess during his father's illness.

Last night we received a telegram asking if the steambarge Norman had arrived in port and answered the enquirer that she had not. We learn that she left on Sept. 3rd for Oswego, with two barges in tow, and that the tug George D. Seymour passed her about fifteen miles from her destination. On Wednesday the Captain says she was meeting bad weather. Other vessel men reported that a heavy sea was running, and that the Norman, being very frail, may have gone down. A Captain stated that unless the barge was considerably above Oswego she could not have made port alone, to say nothing of dragging a heavy canal boat behind her. It is thought by others that she may have let the canal boat go and run down the lake.

Here & There - The steam yacht Marquis of Lorne is again all right. She went down the river with a party last night.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 8, 1883