The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1884

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p.2 Civic Gov't - The Rathbun Switch - Ex-Mayor Gaskin objecting because it would interfere with M.T. Co.

p.3 Right Hand Badly Burned - Last evening John Seabrook, one of the crew of the schr. A. Falconer, had his right hand badly burned. He was carrying a pail of boiling pitch into the hold when the ladder broke and precipitated him to the bottom. In scrambling to get up Seabrook put his hand into the pitch. It took the skin off from the finger tips to the wrist.


The steamer Rothesay is undergoing repairs at Powers' yard.

The schr. K. Eccles arrived today with a cargo of peas from Toronto.

Capt. Gaskin discharged his ship-carpenters and labourers yesterday.

The barge Kingston is being loaded with 7,000 bush. of peas for Montreal.

The lower end of Northport dock was carried away by the gale on Friday last.

The tug Thompson left Charlotte last night with three barges laden with 1,800 tons of coal.

The steam barge Gatineau will be ready by the 10th for the season's trade. She will run from Kingston to Montreal.

The schrs. Grantham, Muir and Bigler have been chartered at $80 per m. pine timber from Escanaba to Collinsby.

A red light has been placed at the end of the long pier of the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Company's wharf at Portsmouth.

The gale of Friday dismasted the schr. M.J. Cummings off Oswego. Anchorage was finally found about ? miles off Thirty Mile Point.

The logs which were blown out of their place at the breakwater near the Grove Inn by the last gale, are being taken away and used as firewood.

Portsmouth shovellers report that the Union is defunct, and they are willing to work at the old rates. The forwarders are paying $2.50 per 1,000 bushels on wheat and $3 on peas.

The President says the Shovellers' Union is intact and will remain so as long as there are 15 members in good standing.

The schr. Acacia, from Kingston, went ashore on the Island, near Toronto, yesterday, in a fog. The tug Jackman rescued the vessel. But little damage was found to have resulted.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 6, 1884