The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1885

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The rebuilt barge Maggie will be launched tomorrow.

The sloop Twilight has arrived from Deseronto with lathe.

The schr. Pride of America has reached Garden Island with a cargo of timber from Toledo.

The steambarge Water Lily, sunk at Ottawa, has been raised and repaired. She will return to Kingston.

The tug Curlew passed up the American channel this morning with three schooners light.

Breck & Booth have chartered the schooner E. Blake to load timber at Toledo for Garden Island at $55 per m. The Blake left for Toledo this morning.

The schooner Belle Mitchell, on her last trip from Grindstone Island to Chicago, had a cargo of paving stones, the freight of which amounted to over $800.

The steamer A. Smith arrived this morning with the barges J.C. King and Sweetheart from Duluth. The steamer had on board 31,200 bushels of wheat, and the barges 71,700 bushels wheat.

The schr. Clara White has cleared for Belleville. She will load brick for Kingston. When she arrives and is unloaded she will again be laden by the Rathbun Co. with ties for Cape Vincent.

Capt. Craig's new steamer, the Star, will run during the season between Toronto and Grimsby camp ground, instead of on the Bay of Quinte, as at first intended. The captain, it is said, is receiving large inducements to go west.

The steamer Spartan, which has been running for the past two years out of Owen Sound, was expected to arrive this afternoon in charge of Captain Patterson. She will be tied up here. The captain will bring the str. Magnet to the city also.

The crew of the schr. Abbie L. Andrews, loading stone at Grindstone Island for Chicago, have struck. The strike is due to the captain refusing to pay them $1.50 per day, American rates, and offering them $1.25, Canadian rates. Grindstone Island being in American waters, the sailors claim they are entitled to American wages. President Fleming, of the Seamen's Union, and J. Quartz and J. Rushford went to Grindstone Island this afternoon to try and settle the matter.

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Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), June 19, 1885