The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1884

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p.1 Depositing Salmon Fry - using tug Folger, on shoals between the city and Pigeon Light - list of locations.

Foot Of The Island - The new wharf in Mitchell's Bay is nearly completed; all that is wanted are planks on the top and then a boat will call once a week for passengers; it will be very convenient for the people, saving a drive of 15 miles.



The schr. Oades is loading 260,000 ft. of pine lumber at Rathbun's.

Swift's - Arrivals: Algerian, from Montreal; Ocean, from Montreal; Crusoe, Smith's Falls; Corsican, Toronto.

The tug Chieftain pulled the Magdala off at the narrows, and the vessel proceeded to Ogdensburg in a leaky condition.

The steambarge Reliance is ashore five miles above Deseronto. She has a cargo of lumber. A lighter went to her assistance this morning.

The prop. Tecumseh and tow arrived at Collins' Bay yesterday and discharged their cargoes in the unprecedented time of nine working hours.

The schr. G.G. Houghton arrived at the Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co.'s dock, Portsmouth, yesterday afternoon from Milwaukee with 23,500 bush. wheat.

Capt. Zealand, of Hamilton, is in the city visiting Capt. Lewis. Capt. Zealand has been master of the barque Garden Island for seven years. She was recently sold to a Norwegian exploring party.

M.T. Company - The tug Active left last evening about 10 o'clock with the schrs. Gaskin and Glenora. When she got to Pigeon Island her crank wheel loosed and the tug was compelled to return to the city. The schr. Blanche is unloading 6,770 bush. of peas, and the prop. Cuba lightened 7,116 bush. wheat and proceeded to Montreal.

p.3 Dock Laborers in Session - The dock laborers held a morning session today. John O'Neill, President, stated that he had been offered the contract to load the schr. Oades with lumber at Rathbun's at 12 cents per m.; but he was acting on behalf of the gang, and it was for them to decide about the matter. The gang unanimously refused the offer. They alleged that they always got 15 cents per m., and that in other places 20 cents per m. was given. Capt. Hurley, of the Oades, refused to give the men what they demanded.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1884