The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1886

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p.3 Talk With Jake Mathews - appointed engineer on str. Reindeer.

Marine Talk Revivings.

No ice can be seen in the vicinity of Oswego. Everything is clear above Pigeon Point.

The lights at Oswego have been lit, while the life-saving stations open tomorrow.

The schr. Mary Copley has loaded wheat at Detroit for Ogdensburg at 5 1/2 cents.

Capt. Robertson will command the Empire this season. The Ontario will have Capt. Harry Zealand.

The wages paid to cooks will be from $25 to $30 per month. Men cooks are paid from $40 to $50 per month.

The schr. Julia will be commanded by Capt. Hartnett this season. Her sails will be repaired at Gananoque by Mr. J. Blake.

Capt. Macdonald will have command of the steamer McArthur, and Gilbert Johnson will again be engineer. The crew will be as last year.

Capt. J.B. Symes, who last year commanded the steamer Quebec, will command the steamer Roanoke, with James Baby, late of the Empire, as first mate.

A life-saving station is to be erected this season on South Manitou Island. A station has been put up at the Sturgeon Bay canal and will be turned over to the government in a few days.

Personal Mention - Mr. A. Moreland, steward of the gov't steamer Bayfield, will leave for Owen Sound tomorrow.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), March 31, 1886