p.3 A Meeting of Shovellers - At a meeting of shovellers, on Saturday evening, it was decided that 30 men, divided into 2 gangs, would be sufficient to do the M.T. Co's work this season. The rate of wages will be $2.50 per thousand bushels.
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There is no notice of the opening of the Welland Canal as yet.
The propeller lines from Chicago will not move until after the 16th inst.
The tug Peru (Perew ?), owned by the M.T. Co., has been sold to parties at Morrisburg.
Dunitam ?, of Chicago, has contracted with six propeller lines to tow his vessels this season.
The schr. Annie Minnes has cleared from Port Hope for Oswego with a cargo of grain.
The schr. Allen B. Norris ? has been chartered in Chicago for Kingston at 6 cents. She will carry 50,000 ? bushels.
The barge Seneca, belonging to the M.T. Co., was lengthened last winter. She has been rechristened the Glengarry.
The first arrival of the season at Oswego was the schr. Speedwell, with barley from Toronto. Lake free of ice.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean is in receipt of letters from vessel owners all over the lakes. Without a single exception the writers are confident that a prosperous season is in store for the lake marine interests.
The schrs. Gulnair and Undine will be towed by the prop. Myles the most of this season, bringing down ten million feet of lumber from Whiskey Bay, Lake Superior, and Bay City, Michigan. The lumber will be transhipped at Kingston. The Myles is at Duluth where she has been lying since the accident that resulted in the death of her engineer last fall. She will be ready to leave in a few weeks and will bring down to Kingston the load of 42,000 bushels of wheat stored in her all winter. The Undine will go to Cleveland and the Gulnair will probably make a couple of trips to Kingston or Garden Island before the Myles comes down from Duluth.