The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1884

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p.3 Here & There - The statement that the Union Shovellers went to Capt. Gaskin, and said that if he would take them back into his employ they would burst the Union, is said to be untrue.

A Nut For Some One To Crack - Sailors at this port are anxious to know if mates, with certificates for sailing vessels, can act as mate on steamers, and if mates with certificates for steamers can go on sailing vessels, also if papers for minor waters will allow a man to sail on the lakes? The customs officials should answer.


Capt. C. Hinckley, jr., has purchased the schr. Carleton.

W. West has charge of the yachts Garfield and Captain Abbie.

The barge Star is loading 2,200 bush. of peas at Rochester for Montreal.

Chicago men say that every vessel will be chartered in the next few weeks.

The schr. B.W. Folger arrived at Swift's today with 200 tons of coal from Oswego.

The freight agents made no change in the coal rates at their meeting in Cleveland.

Dr. Bowen's steam yacht Annie will ply between Seeley's Bay and Ottawa this season.

The tug Active left today with the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora for Toledo, where they will load corn.

The tug Thompson left today with the barges Iowa and Seneca. They will load 1,600 tons of coal for Montreal.

The steamer Saxon arrived at Swift's dock this morning at 8 o'clock. Mr. Macdonald, as pilot, took her down the river.

Miss Cross, Gananoque, has been presented by the Marine Department with a gold watch in recognition of her heroic conduct in saving Darwin Chipman, from drowning.

The tug McArthur, from Collinsby, passed down the river last night for Dickinson's Landing. She had a large raft in tow. It contained 6 drams and four lockages of timber.

The steamer Armenia, which ran between Deseronto and Ogdensburg, has been purchased by a firm for excursion purposes. If this is the case it is likely the Rathbun Company will put a larger steamer on the St. Lawrence route.

Capt. Garrett has chartered the steamer Crusoe to run between Kingston and Smith's Falls. She will make her first trip about May 5th. The new steamer now being built at Deseronto will be put on the water about July 1st.

Capt. G. Malone has paid Capt. Day, Detroit, owner, $1,400 for his interest in the schr. Prince Alfred. Capt. Malone will command her. This morning there was quite an excitement created on the vessel when Malone stepped aboard and told Captain Ruth in charge who and what he was, and said he would select another crew.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), April 26, 1884