The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1884

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p.2 Personal Mention - Mr. Murphy, President of the Toronto Seamen's Union, and Secretary of the Chicago Branch, is in the city. He reports navigation "slow" at Toronto. A great many vessels have entered that port but few have left it.

p.3 Talk of the Shovellers - The statement being made that Union shovellers are to be engaged by the M.T. Co. and the non-Union men discharged, the latter feel a little nervous, and one of them says that if such proves true the men will sue the Company for damages. They are engaged at a certain rate, have signed papers, and think it is not possible, for the Company to discharge them. And think just right.


The Belle of Hamilton sank in that harbor yesterday morning.

A largely attended meeting of the vessel owners was held in Oswego last week for the purpose of considering the action of the representatives of the marine insurance companies in their discriminations between steam and sail vessels, and the exorbitant rate for hull insurance on sail vessels. The gentlemen were all of the opinion that the rates were much too high and that something should be done to secure better terms. Resolutions were adopted endorsing the action of the Chicago vessel owners' association, and agreeing to offer large lines of insurance to such underwriters as would deal with them in a fair and reasonable manner.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 17, 1884