The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1884

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p.3 Str. Pierrepont's Start - on first trip, slow progress through ice.

Relinquishing The Books - Yesterday afternoon T. Paddon, ex-President of the Sailors' Union, consented to give the books of that society to McComb, the new President. This act of Paddon puts an end to the trouble between him and his successor.

Masters and Mates Grievances - The Masters and Mates complain that they have not yet received their pass papers from Ottawa. They also say that they cannot ship until they get them. Therefore they are inconvenienced and some of them will probably lose their situations. The Picton men have received their documents. There is a screw loose somewhere.

Here & There - As soon as navigation opens Richardson & Son will load one of the M.T. Co.'s barges and the schr. H. Dudley with 40,000 bushels of peas and rye for Oswego.

The schr. St. Louis, lying at Swift's wharf, owned by Millard & Co., has been chartered to carry coal between Cleveland and Sarnia for the G.T.R.

The sailors are anxious to know if it is lawful for a vessel to leave the harbor with an uncertified Mate or Captain.

Calvin & Son have started to fit out the strs. Bay of Quinte and City of Hamilton at Garden Island.

James Nesbitt has been appointed foreman of M.T. Co.'s non-union gang of shovellers.

The schr. Jessie Breck will load iron ore from the Zanesville mines on Thursday.

E. Hill and P. Morahan, sailors, left today for Milwaukee, where they will ship on the schr. John B. Merritt.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 8, 1884